Le Mont Ventoux - Accommodation in Provence

Known as the Giant of Provence, standing at 1912 metres, Le Mont Ventoux is on the bucket list of many athletes and cyclists.

The route from our house & gites takes you to the top via Sault. This is about 24 kilometres.  Leaving home at 375 metres high you will climb to around 800 in Sault before  a small descent then the first stage which is climbing to about 1450 metes at Chalet Reynard a further 24 kilometres. From here its the final 6 kilometres taking you to the summit.

On route up, the tower beckons, not everyone will make the top!

Looks are deceiving! Here I am approaching the toughest part the final 2 kilometres.

Made it – with my trusty riding friend Oleg, a former client – watch out!

Very rewarding views at the top.

You are rarely alone at the top! This is early September – half the demand of high summer.

If you fancy the challange I am always happy to give tips and route details, maybe even join you! There are three routes up – Sault is the easiest, Malaucène on the North side is pretty hard but Bedoin which is often part of the Tour de France route the hardest.