Galibier to Ventoux 7 Night Supported Tour

A challenging tour taking in some of the truly Iconic alpine climbs, traversing gorges and lakes before climbing the mighty Mont Ventoux itself.

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Galibier to Ventoux 7 Night Supported Tour

A challenging tour taking in some of the truly Iconic alpine climbs, traversing gorges and lakes before climbing the mighty Mont Ventoux itself.

  • Catered chalet
  • French Alps —Valmeinier > Bédoin
  • Activity Type
    • With guide
    • Point to point
  • Groups up to 20
  • Grade
    • Moderate riding
    • Challenging riding
  • Mountain cols
  • Distances
    • 100-150km/day
    • 150km+/day
    • 75-100km/day
  • Features
    • Indoor pool

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Service & Itinerary back to top

This trip is guided and supported so you’ll have company on the bike and the back-up of the support vehicle which will also transport your luggage between each stage.

Included in the Package:

  • Transfers to and from Geneva airport
  • 1 night accommodation at the Colconquerors chalet
  • 6 nights twin/shared accommodation at our selected hotels including 3 nights close to Ventoux
  • Breakfasts and evening meals
  • 6 days supported riding with vehicle support and guide
  • Opportunity to discuss riding with a British Cycling Level 3 Road & TT coach

Not Included in the Package:

  • Flights
  • Lunches or snacks
  • Soft or alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance

Itinerary

Day 1 - Airport collection & Briefing Collection from Geneva airport and transfer to the Colconquerors chalet arriving in plenty of time to set-up bikes, prepare equipment for the tour and receive a briefing for the week.

Day 2 - Valmeinier to Barcelonnette - 161km & 3400m A challenging first day of riding with stunning high mountain scenery will see you climb the Col du Galibier, Col d’Izoard and Col de Vars which has itself been used in the Tour de France on more than 30 occasions. A real challenge to get things started.

Day 3 - Barcelonnette to Beuil - 105km & 3200m Heading out of Barcelonnette we head in the direction of Jausiers and on to the the Col de la Bonette, the second highest road in Europe standing at 2802 meters and also the highest road the Tour de France has ever passed over. The Bonette has several challenging sections of over 12% and when added to the thin air make this a real challenge. Once over the Col de La Bonette we head south down towards Isola before making the final climb of the day up to the resort of Valberg.

Day 4 - Beuil to Moustiers Ste Marie - 140km & 2900m After two stages in the high mountains today provides a different challenge. Undulating terrain which takes you through the Gorges du Verdon, the deepest gorge in Europe but first over the Col de Felines (938 meters / 7km climb), Col du Buis (1196 meters / 6km climb), Col d’Ayen (1031m / 6.5km climb) and on to the beautiful village of Moustiers Ste Marie close to the Lac de Sainte-Croix where we spend a relaxing evening ahead of the ride to Bedoin and the foot of Ventoux tomorrow.

Day 5 - Moustiers Ste Marie to Bedoin - 141km & 1500m A well deserved transition day today with less climbing allowing for some recovery for the days at Mont Ventoux. The day sees us traverse further west before ending the day at Bedoin ready for the first ascent of Mont Ventoux.

Day 6 - Mont Ventoux Double - 107km & 3000m + On this first day at Ventoux you’ll climb Ventoux twice, the classic route from Bedoin and also from Sault. For those that wish for a greater challenge the Mont Ventoux Cinglés challenge is also on offer, climbing the Giant of Provence from Bedoin, Malaucène and Sault either way it’s an epic day on an iconic mountain.

Day 7 - Mont Ventoux - You decide After a week of riding today is a free riding day. You might want to attempt the Cinglés challenge if you had a lighter day yesterday, climb Ventoux again from your preferred side or take a recovery day and relax around the pool with a massage!

Day 8 - Return airport Transfer to Geneva Morning transfer back to Geneva airport in time for afternoon return flights.

Accommodation back to top

You’ll spend a night at our chalet, then on route to Bedoin at the foot of Mont Ventoux you’ll spend three nights in cycling friendly hotels with the final 3 nights being spent in the charming Hotel des Pins at Bedoin where you can relax at the end of a challenging day on the bike, swim in the pool or take a massage ready for the next days riding.

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You’ll ride in excess of 650km and climb 14000+ meters in altitude whilst passing through some remote areas of French countryside on route to Ventoux.

Beginning at our base we head over the Galibier and Col d’Izoard before heading on to the Col de Vars then Col de la Bonette before heading towards Mont Ventoux via the Gorge du Verdon.

About French Alps

Picturesque villages and famous cols in the Savoie and Haute Savoie.

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Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Guide
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Route Planning And Advice
  • Transfers
  • Vehicle Support

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