Climb one of the Tour de France's most iconic mountains
Standing at 1912m, Mont Ventoux is known as the 'Giant of Provence', a mass of bare limestone rock that dominates the region and can be seen from miles around. The region boasts some fabulous cycling and the climb has become famously associated with the Tour de France, featuring 14 times since 1951. After a couple of excellent warm up rides we will tackle the climb from Bedoin, passing the Tommy Simpson memorial along the way. This is the most famous and toughest route and a must-do summit for any Tour aficionado. As well as being a fabulous way to spend a long weekend of cycling, this trip also offers ideal preparation for anyone who is targetting a good ride in a summer event such as the Etape du Tour. Your stamina and fitness is sure to improve over the course of the three days.