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Distance: 120,00 km
Though cycling up Mont Ventoux is reserved for the most athletic among us, this Tour of Mont Ventoux is a challenge most everyone can rise to.
Longitude: 5.233994 Latitude: 44.058348
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On road bikes, hybrid bikes or electric power-assisted bikes, this itinerary will enable you to explore the many different faces of Mont Ventoux.
On the southern side, the fruit, vegetable and vine-growing plains of the Comtat Venaissin, studded with authentic beautiful hilltop villages. To the south-east, the touring road through the Nesque River Canyons, and the breathtaking vantage point of the Rocher du Cire. To the east, the wide open spaces of the Sault highlands covered with fields of lavender and spelt. On the north side of Mont Ventoux, the Toulourenc River valley and magnificent vistas of Mont Ventoux. And to the west the craggy range of the Dentelles de Montmirail with amazing limestone cliffs.
The Stages on the Tour du Ventoux trip
These stages are our suggestions. With the roadbook you can put together your own trip and follow this itinerary at your own pace.
1 - VILLES-SUR-AUZON > SAULT 30 km – 18.6 miles
2 - SAULT > MALAUCENE 50 km – 31 miles
Via Aurel > Savoillans > Saint-Léger du Ventoux > Malaucène
Optional for road bikes (+ challenging)
After Saint-Léger-du-Ventoux: at the D40/D40a crossroads, turn left in the direction of the hamlet of Veaux. Cycle through the hamlet and continue on the D242 to Malaucène (Savoillans-Malaucène = 33 km – 20.5 miles
3 - MALAUCENE > VILLES-SUR-AUZON 40 km – 24.8 miles
Via Suzette > Le Barroux > Caromb > Modène > Crillon-le-Brave > Bédoin > Flassan
Optional for road bikes
In Crillon-le-Brave: continue on the D138 to avoid the unpaved area around the old quarries