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Road bike FranceBARONNIES AND MONT VENTOUX Our centre-based road bike weekender taking in the cream of the crop of Northern Provence

Pedaling, sweating, suffering a little but above all enjoying. This centre-based trip in the north of Mont Ventoux offers us the best of Provence on the road bike. On each of the 3 days in the saddle we will explore a different sector around the Géant de Provence. Gentle hills, impressive limestone rocks, beautiful gorges and many unknown, smaller mountain passes await us. And of course, the legendary Mont Ventoux is also on the program. The vineyards, olive groves, sunflower and lavender fields and the typical bushland with thyme and rosemary are not only the perfect scenery for our tours. It can also be found on our menu. So typically Provence.

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Highlights

  • The ascent of the legendary Mont Ventoux (1911 m) from the north
  • The passes and gorges of the Baronnies: Wild highlands and home of vultures
  • The typical Provence flair
  • The comfort of our 3* hotel with pool

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Centre-based trip

With this centre-based trip you will undertake your daily stages starting from our partner hotel located close to the charming village of Buis-les-Baronnies. Our partner hotel is a 3* house with a warm welcome, spacious rooms (equipped with air conditioning) and a pool. Your road bikes are safely stored and your hosts cater for a regional, rich and balanced cuisine. Accommodation is on half board in double or twin rooms. Single or shared rooms are also available.

Levels of difficulty

Each day you choose between three different route options with varying distances and altitude gain (levels 1, 2 and 3).

Day 1: Arrival at your accommodation

Arrival in the late afternoon. The extra night including dinner and breakfast before the first day of cycling is included in the price.

Day 2: The Eastern Baronnies

We are here in the heart of the regional nature park of the Baronnies provençales. This huge, sparsely populated area (30,000 inhabitants live here on 1600 km2) is dotted with beautiful, isolated country roads, small winding passes and magnificent gorges. The landscape is a real mosaic of vineyards, apricot plantations, olive groves and lavender fields. And with a bit of luck we might spot the resident griffon vultures, which often circle the blue sky.

Today's highlights:

  • The gorges of Ubrieux (levels 1, 2 and 3)
  • The Col de Peyruergue, 797 m (levels 1, 2 and 3)
  • The Col de Perty, 1302 m (levels 2 and 3)
  • The famous rock climbing sites of Orpierre (level 3)
  • The gorges of the Méouge (level 3)
  • The Col Saint Jean, 1159 m (level 2)

Distance & cumulative elevation gain

  • Level 1: ca. 55 km & 1100 m
  • Level 2: ca. 105 km & 1950 hm
  • Level 3: ca. 140 km & 2000 hm
Day 3: The Northwest of Mont Ventoux

A beautiful road cycling day awaits us. On level 2 and 3 we will today climb up to the Géant de Provence from Malaucène, a demanding climb! On level 3, 2700 metres of elevation gain have to be overcome. From the descent we enter the wild and beautiful gorges of the Toulourenc. The route on level 1 takes us also into the valley of the Ouvèze.

Today's highlights:

  • The small town of Vaison la Romaine with its rich cultural heritage (levels 2 and 3)
  • The legendary vineyards of Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Beaumes de Venise (level 3)
  • The ascent of Mont Ventoux from Malaucène (levels 2 and 3)
  • The gorges of Toulourenc and the Col de Fontaube pass, 635 m (levels 1, 2 and 3)

Distance & cumulative elevation gain

  • Level 1: ca. 75 km & 1050 m
  • Level 2: ca. 110 km & 2200 hm
  • Level 3: ca. 135 km & 2750 hm
Day 4: The Northern Baronnies

A clear scenic contrast to the previous days awaits us on our last cycling day: The northern part of the Baronnies is more Alpine, the reliefs more pronounced. Between the gorges of the Trente Pas and the village of La Motte Chalancon, we bypass the mountains Angèle, Raton and the Tête du Mouret. On the level 1 route, we discover the olive growing area of Nyons!

Today's highlights:

  • The Gorges de Trente Pas (gorge) (levels 2 and 3)
  • The Col de Soubeyrand in the middle of lavender fields, 987 m (levels 1, 2 and 3)
  • The Col de Fromagère (or de Pommerol), 1072 m (level 3)
  • The small village of Sainte Jalle (levels 2 and 3)
  • The Gorges de l'Eygues and Saint May (vulture colony) (Level 1)

Distance & cumulative elevation gain:

  • Level 1: ca. 90 km & 1250 m
  • Level 2: ca. 100 km & 2050 hm
  • Level 3: ca. 130 km & 2650 hm

End of the trip: In the afternoon of the last cycling day in Buis-les-Baronnies. On request we can book the following night's accommodation for you.

Distances and altitude gain are an indication only and may vary.

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