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Blog articles about the Mont Ventoux area

Gran Fondo bike tour Mont Ventoux

granfondo bike tour mont ventoux
The Granfondo Mont Ventoux belongs to the Grand trophée series. It is a collection of tough bike tours in France that are organized every year. Because of the popularity it is wise to register as soon as possible. The Mont Ventoux version will be organized in 2019 on Saturday, June 1st. It is a tour of 170 km with 4000 altitude climbing meters. It is a tour where you have to train hard for to get to the finish. Look for more info at grandtrophee.fr

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Training for the Mont Ventoux with Strava

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Recently I discovered Strava as a tool to start well prepared for the ascent of the Mont Ventoux. In my case my condition was almost zero when I picked up cycling again this summer. In my twenties and early thirties I did a lot of sports. Since our move to France and the renovation of 4 houses of which 2 farms in 13 years I have had little energy for it. Strava offers the possibility with a coupled heart rate monitor and cadence meter to train in a healthy way. You can also keep track of your progress. The only temptation you must be able to resist is not wanting to go faster every time. You simply can not improve your personal records on a certain segment every time ... You can follow me via the following link and download many good training GPX routes in the area.  https://www.strava.com/athletes/25860456

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Drone video of the climb of the Mont Ventoux

mont ventoux in the clouds
Recently I made a short video with my new MI Drone from a friend of ours who climbed the Mont Ventoux. At the time the top was in the clouds and is was quite windy so a challenge for the drone and me. The video clearly shows that you have to be well prepared for the climb and take clothes with you for different weather conditions. It may be that when you leave at the bottom with beautiful weather and that it haunts above ...
The video was made appropriate in the bend at the Col des Tempêtes (storm) while the Ventouxman (triathlon race) approached the Ventoux.
Here is the link to the page on our website where even more drone films will appear in the future.
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MTB mountain bike rental at the Mont Ventoux

bike rental malaucene provence
In Malaucene at the foot of Mont Ventoux you can rent various MTB mountain bikes and book online at the following address.
Provence Cycles Malaucène
https://www.provence-cycles.com/copie-de-les-velos-1
It may be convenient and practical to arrange the rental from home as the availability may be limited on a certain day.
In addition to MTB bikes, they also offer all-terrain bikes, electric bikes, and race bikes for rental.
The bike shop is located on the right as you enter Malaucene from Vaison la Romaine.

p.s. we have no commercial interests in mentioning this bike rental business but rather personal positive experiences.

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Golf course at the Provence Country Club

golf provence country club
In Saumane-de-Vaucluse you will find a very beautifully located and complete 18 hole golf course. The complex also has tennis courts, a restaurant and a swimming pool. It is good to combine with a visit to l'Isle sur la Sorgue 3 km away. The golf course is 45 km away from our holiday homes. Prices from 55 euros (2016). Visit the website for more information www.provencecountryclub.fr

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Paragliding Mont Ventoux

mont ventoux paragliding
It was a surprise to see paragliders departing from the summit of Mont Ventoux in December. Every season of course offers a different view. In the snow with the white alpine tops in the background makes it very special. Under the guidance of an English speaking instructor anyone with not too much fear of heights can experience this exhilarating once in a lifetime event...
Please take a look at the French website. The rates are shown on the "baptemes" page.
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Bike rental around Mont Ventoux

Tour de France 2009 Armstrong and Contador
Photo: Personal photo of Tour de France 2009 at Brantes

Exploring the surrounding area and Mont Ventoux requires the necessary effort. Just like transporting your own (race) bike. Around the Mont Ventoux there are several rental companies with high quality bicycles. Here are the links to two rental companies at the foot of the Ventoux.
Visit the website www.francebikerentals.com
Visit the website www.ventoux-bikes.fr

Bike rental, Mont Ventoux

Facilities in the area

  • Baker in Entrechaux 0.6 miles away
  • Mini supermarkt in Entrechaux
  • 2 Bars en 3 restaurants in Entrechaux
  • Supermarkets in Vaison la Romaine at 3.7 miles

We are in southern France at 24 miles (40 km) from Avignon and 74 miles (120 km) from Marseille. It is hilly here with many forests, vineyards and olive groves and the Mont Ventoux that extends everywhere.

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We will be very pleased to welcome you as our guest.
Judith Derksen & Frank Molenaar
1250 Chemin du Seguret
84340 Entrechaux

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