Malaucene, Beaumont-Du-Ventoux, Saint-Leger-Du-Ventoux

Cycling: Ascent of Mont-Ventoux from Malaucène

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Route

Round trip

Difficulty

Very difficult

Duration

h

Distance

0km

Positive elevation

1480 meters

Negative elevation

30 meters

Altitude

Min. 330 meters

Max. 1780 meters

  • circuit
  • variante
  • voie verte
  • liaison

Departure

Malaucène

Arrival

Sommet du Mont Ventoux

Parking

Sommet du Mont Ventoux

Elevation

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Dénivelé Ascension Ventoux

Ascension Réussie Mt Ventoux

GPX track

The tourist service at Malaucène :

These 21 kilometres consist of an uneven ascent, 1535 metres of elevation, an average slope of 7.3% with short sections reaching nearly 13%. The circuit is best suited to well-practiced cyclists. Available from mid-May to mid-November.
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This ascent can be broken down into 3 stages:
- From Malaucène to the Les Ramayettes Chalet in the forest
This section does not present any particular difficulty except for one kilometre with a 9-10% slope. The ascent changes in forest, staring smoothly after Malaucène, with a steeper passage from the 2nd kilometre, and easing again 3 kilometres higher.
- From Chalet Les Ramayettes to Chalet Liotard
This second part is the most difficult of the three, with more than 3 arduous kilometres that follow each other without ever showing any respite. The slope increases suddenly at kilometre 10 and remains strong until kilometre 13.5, just before the arrival at the Chalet Liotard. The following section is easier and even has a few meters on the flat, letting you gather your strength before the climb to the summit. After leaving the forest the scenery transforms into the typical lunar landscape of Mont-Ventoux.
- From Chalet Liotard to the summit
The final path to the summit. The climb begins again suddenly after passing the chalet, reaching a 10% slope for nearly a whole kilometre, then easing for a moment before an irregular but relatively steep slope up to the summit.
On the northern face of the mountain, you can enjoy the superb panoramas of the Provençale Baronnies and the Alps.
Practical Information:
Scaling the Giant of Provence by bike requires preparation. Train before your departure, make sure you are in peak physical condition, equip yourself with a suitable road bike, and check the weather forecast.
Most accidents occur during the descent, so be careful and control your speed.
Water points on the route:
- Source du Groseau 1.7 km from the Tourist Information Office of Malaucène on the D974
- Mont Serein station
There are picnic areas and rubbish bins located throughout the route. Please dispose of your waste properly and do not litter.

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public transport

Consult the Zou bus networkConsult the Transcove bus network.

recommended parking (s)

Post Office Car Park - Malaucène

In short

From Malaucène to Ramayettes, the road crosses through woodland scenery, with a constant slope except at kilometre 9  (10%)From Ramayettes to Chalet Liotard (Mont Serein) the climb becomes more arduous, revealing beautiful views of the Alps and the Provençal Baronnies, with Vaucluse to the south.After the Chalet Liotard, the landscape takes on a lunar feel and the slope remains steep (reaching even 10% elevation) until the summit.

  • Climbing the giant of Provence by bike needs proper preparation

  • Before your departure, make sure you are in peak physical condition

  • Use an adapted road bike and check the weather forecast before departure

  • Carry warm clothes with you as there can be a 10 degree difference in temperature at the summit

  • Most accidents occur during the descent so be careful, take breaks and control your speed.


Water points on the route:

- Source du Groseau 1.7 km from the Tourist Information Office of Malaucène on the D974
- Mont Serein station

There are picnic areas and rubbish bins located throughout the route, please dispose of your waste properly and do not litter.

Contact

Ventoux Provence Tourisme
E-Mail : malaucene@ventouxprovence.fr