- Climb one of the Tour de France's most iconic mountains
- Excellent accommodation right at the foot of Ventoux
- Climb Ventoux 3 times in a day to join the 'Club de Cingles'
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. It is usually climbed from the town of Bedoin but there are two other road routes to the summit, each with their own special characteristics.
Riding to the summit is a great achievement in itself, but in 1988 the 'Club des Cingles du Ventoux' was created for 'madmen' who attempt to climb from all three directions in one day.
Once registered you will get a number plate for your bike as well as an official route card that must be stamped along the way. If successful, your achievement will be approved and you'll receive a medal to commemorate your membership of the club.
This is a fabulous challenge of both stamina and will-power and a fantastic way to end a long weekend of cycling on a true high. For anyone wishing to take it a little easier, there are a number of other great options to enjoy should you prefer a more relaxing end to the trip.
Nea the summit of Mt Ventoux