Mont Ventoux & Provence

Spend a week road cycling classic Provence where rolling vineyards and ancient hilltop villages meet the mighty Mont Ventoux. Roll through the laid back lavender fields of the Luberon and relax poolside post ride. 

From L’Isle sur la Sorgue pedal north through the Vaucluse to the Roman jewel of Vaison la Romain, famed for Côtes du Rhône wine. Cycle across the Dentelles de Montmirail and take on the ’Giant of Provence’, Mont Ventoux (1911m). The rugged Gorge de la Nesque leads to the classic Luberon Valley where rolling routes pass through the ochre town of Roussillon and artistis’ hangout of Gordes. Finish each day dining on Provencal delights such as Daube, a beef and red wine stew.
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moderate
60.6 km
4:40 h
485 m
301 m
A fairly gentle first day of this tour. After leaving the towns behind you're then cycling through vineyards on quiet country lanes as you make the ...
from Kirsten Ogden,   Macs Adventure
Road biking · Rhône-Alpes
Vaison la Romain to Bedoin
difficult
81.9 km
7:30 h
1439 m
1322 m
Stretching the legs in anticipation of Mont Ventoux, today is a testing ride deep into the heart of rural Provence.
from Kirsten Ogden,   Macs Adventure
Road biking · Vaucluse
Mont Ventoux Summit
difficult
55.8 km
4:54 h
1711 m
1711 m
This is a fantastically rewarding day with a long, steady 22km climb to the summit of Mont Ventoux through pine forests and eventually the bald ...
from Jo Payne,   Macs Adventure
Road biking · Vaucluse
Bedoin to Rousillon
difficult
73.1 km
5:20 h
1008 m
1000 m
A day of mixed landscapes as you ride into the heart of the Luberon Valley. Start the day cycling through vineyards and orchards, then wind through ...
from Jo Payne,   Macs Adventure
Road biking · Vaucluse
Rousillon Luberon Loop Ride
difficult
74.5 km
4:49 h
1176 m
1192 m
You may well have succumbed to the charms of Roussillon today and plump for a day off the bike. If the legs are in good shape, the Luberon loop ...
from Jo Payne,   Macs Adventure
Road biking · Vaucluse
Rousillon to L'Isle sur la Sorgue
moderate
39.2 km
2:14 h
535 m
784 m
From historic hill top towns, to the banks of the River Sorgue, today completes your road cycle tour of Provnence. It maybe a cliché but it’s worth ...
from Jo Payne,   Macs Adventure
9.9 km
0:45 h
168 m
3 m
This short route is easy to navigate between the towns of Mazan and Bedoin. This route is only applicable if you are staying at Chateau Mazan.
from Jo Payne,   Macs Adventure