Cols to Cannes via Ventoux Cycle Climb

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A challenging and stunning ride from Vaison la Romaine in Provence to Cannes, star of the French Riviera, via Mont Ventoux, the stunning Gorges Du Verdon, Col de St Arnuex, Col de Val Ferrier & Col de Vence.

3.5 days cycling

431km of riding

6000-8600m of elevation

Full support crew

Itinerary

Day 1 – Travel day

Flights into Marseille and transfer to the start at Vaison la Romaine.

There is a choice of 2 warm up loops to the north of Vaison with the elite route including Col de la Croix Rouge, a climb to set expectations for the days ahead. Accommodation and evening meal in Vaison la Romaine, eating in a local restaurant.

Day 2 Vaison La Romaine to Gréoux-Les-Bainsmt Ventoux bike ride event supported

This is the big one with all riders tackling one of the most iconic climbs in France, the great Mont Ventoux. Whichever route you take up (the Bedoin Tour de France route or the Malaucene route), it is still a considerable challenge. When you have celebrated your achievement over lunch in Sault there’s still a healthy 80kms to complete before reaching our accommodation and evening meal in Gréoux-Les-Bains.

Day 3 Gréoux-Les-Bains to Fayence

We start with a relatively flat 30kms past the lavender fields of Provence before entering the national park and today’s challenge – the Gorge du Verdon. Those doing this route will face another day of over 2000m of climbing. Those choosing to take a slightly easier option today ride around the Gorge before joining the main route to tackle the Col de St Arnuex, and reaching our finish point for the evening, Domain de Fayence.

Day 4 Fayence to Cannes

Our final day takes us up Col de Val Ferrier and Col de Vence, along some beautifully surfaced roads with stunning views and dramatic descents. Eventually we’ll drop down into Vence and carry on towards the sea. A final stretch by the side of the Mediterranean will take us into Cannes for dinner and celebrations.

Classic Ultra
Km m Km m
Arrival Day 50 374 53 683
Day  1 135 2868 160 3104
Day  2 120 1737 128 2389
day 3 100 1300 140 2500
Total 405 6279 481 8676

More Information

Interested? Please contact us for more details. Call 01932 460090 or email info@pieevents.co.uk and download the event summary sheet.

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pie delivers fully supported bespoke guided rides throughout the UK and Europe for the discerning cyclist.

Every ride is designed completely to your needs so your cyclists, no matter what standard they are, will have a fabulous time.

We’re known for our efficiency, integrity, and our passion to get it right. From your 1st contact with us, to the last cyclist’s arrival, we will make your event as effortless and awesome as possible.

Your cyclists will be led in small groups of similar standards by our team of amazing guides on bikes who are in turn supported by our experienced crew of tour leaders and medics.

The end result is stunning scenery, challenging ascents, incredible descents, perfect hotels, great food, like minded company.

In short, an amazing ride.

Download the Summary Sheet for more details