Cycling and mountain biking

Cycling and mountain biking

Made famous by the Tour de France, Mont Ventoux and its legendary slopes attract cyclists from all over the world...

If you prefer mountain-biking to road cycling, the mountains are packed full of paths and marked trails... And for those who like to explore the Provençal countryside by bike, there are many trails based on themes of lavender, water, dry masonry and others, so you can go where the wind takes you...

The Mont Ventoux Ascent

If you have decided to take up the challenge and face the legendary slopes of the Giant of Provence, bear in mind that it demands the appropriate physical preparation. Beneath the blazing sun, with inclines of over 10%, the Mont Ventoux ascent by bike is a brutal effort, and accidents are commonplace, so take care:

Road bike hire: France Bike Rentals
Bike excursions: 44|5 Cycling Tours

Bike Park du Mont Ventoux Sud mountain-biking park

As the summit of Mont Ventoux is a protected site, mountain-biking is strictly supervised. The Bike Park du Mont Ventoux is a mountain-biking site comprising 3 mountain-biking descent routes, a Pumptrack and a Skills Centre. The mountain-biking park is equipped with a mechanical lift (as with skiing, you perch on it while standing up on the pedals).

http://www.stationventouxsud.com/bike-park.php

Mountain-bike and equipment hire, shuttle : Bedoin Location

Dare to give the (electric) bike a go ;)

The Cave TerraVentoux winery at Villes sur Auzon offers electric bike tours among the vineyards at the foot of Mont Ventoux. There are several options:
-  electric bike hire to explore the tracks around the foot of Mont Ventoux at your leisure;
-  tours with our without a guide
- - the "La Balade Mythique", a signposted route, punctuated by 2 gourmet stops and a wine-tasting picnic.

Find out more: Terrabike

Sun-e-bike offers electric bike rental departing from Vaison-La-Romain and Châteauneuf du Pape, with a road-book for each of the suggested routes.

Discover the Mont Ventoux countryside by bike...

Provence à Vélo is your one-stop shop for planning your cycling trips through the Provençal countryside!

Many free routes are listed by theme, with IGN maps (equivalent to Ordinance Survey maps), etc. Here are a few examples:
- "The terraces of Ventoux"
- "The Sault Plateau"
- "At the foot of the Dentelles"

We also recommend "La Via Venaissia", a safe route reserved for "non-motorised" traffic.  This former railway, transformed into a "voie verte" for cyclists and walkers, connects the villages of Sarrians and Jonquières.

Our top cycling links

Road bike hire: France Bike Rentals
Mountain-bike / tandem hire : Bedoin Location
Electric bike hire : Terrabike

Shops selling bikes, accessories, parts, repairs, clothing
Bedoin : Bedoin Location, La Route du Ventoux, L'Etape du Ventoux.
Malaucène: Ventoux Bikes, Provence Cycles

Shuttle for Ventoux mountain-bike descent : Bedoin Location
Guide VTT : Egobike
Cycling Tours: 44|5 Cycling Tours

Holiday rentals nearby

Provence luxury rental villa with heated pool and geart view near Ventoux

Bedoin holiday home near the village with beautiful pool

High-quality rental villa with pool and panoramic view at Mont Ventoux

Charming Provencal farmhouse with heated pool in Bedoin, Mont Ventoux

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