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Canigou Cycling Girona & Pyrenees Road Bike Vacations

Custom Pyrenees Tours

Ventoux Traverse

grand canyon of Verdon to the heights of the Mont Ventoux. Onwards through the vineyards of the Côte du Rhône and along the beautiful Ardèche river.

Tour date 2018:
June 16 - 24

Distance:
630km/390mi, 11,000m climb/36,000ft climb
Six stages, one rest day

Price:
1945€ for 8 nights in a double room including all services.
Single room supplement: 495€.

Participants and booking:
The Ventoux Traversetour is limited to a maximum of 20 participants. Up to 10 single rooms are available.
We recommend early booking – usually the tours are fully booked soon. Currently there are still places available for all 2018 tours.

Early booking discount

For bookings that we receive before or on January 21, we are offering a discount of 100€.

Discount for previous participants

If you have participated in one of our Pyrenees multi-stage tours over the past 12 years, you will receive a disocunt of 200€ on the tour price of the Ventoux Traverse.

For bookings and further information:
Please use our request from.

 

Pyrenäen Karte Central-Pyrenees 2014

Highlights:

Many beautiful and less traveled roads as well as these:
(1) the Verdon canyon, (2) Mont Ventoux,
(3) vineyards of the Côte du Rhône, (4) Ardèche river and canyon.

Tour concept

The main purpose of this tour is to experience by bike the breathtaking natrual monumantes surrounding the Provence region. On small, well paved roads through gigantic nature! We start the tour with a relatively short stage (82km, 1350m climb). This tour brings us from the  Cote d’Azure into the hinterland. The second stage (113km, 2560m climb) will take us through the vast Verdon canyon. There are possibilities to shorten this stage if you prefer to save your energy. The third stage brings us to the foot of the famous Mont Ventoux. Here we spend our rest day in a very nice hotel with a large garden and pool. It is also possible to go for a stroll in the beautiful southern french village Sault. The fourth stage (108km, 1790m climb) is dedicated to climbing the Mont Ventoux and then decending into the famous wine region Côte du Rhône. The fifth stage (118km, 2260m climb) will take us through the natrual park of the Ardèche canyon. The final stage (97km, 1630m climb) takes us through the natrual park of Cevennen and ends in the beautiful french village of Anduze.

A coment about the tour price: This tour is 400€ more expensive than our one-week Central-Pyrenees tour. Our services are the same. The difference in price is solely determined by the fact that the hotels and dinners in this popular tourist region are more expensive than in the more remote Pyrenees. We want to offer you at least the same standard as on our other tours. Beynd this, we of course want you to taste some of the many marvelous speciality dishes offered in this region. We have selected nice and well run, small hotels that slo offer excellent dinners.

How can I decide if this is the right tour for me?

Watch the videos where guests will tell you about their own experiences with Canigou Cycling Pyrenees Tours.

Read our Service & FAQ page. Many common questions are answered here and you can get a good feeling for how the tours work.

If you still have questions, please fill in our request from. We will get back to you within 48 hours. If you like, we can also schedule a phone conversation.

June 16 - 24, Schedule and Transfer

Opening get-together: June 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm in Le Lavandou, France
First stage: June 17
Final stage: June 23
The tour ends in Anduze, France
Departure day: June 24

AIRPORT TRANSFER
Tour June 16 - 24, 2018
Airport Nice Côte d'Azur (NCE) Airport Marseille Provence (MRS)
June 16 - arrival day departure at 15:00 departure at 15:30
June 24 - departure day arrival at 13:00 arrival at 11:00

Price per person for two-way transfer: 110€. Trip time about 2 hours.
Bike transport for non-rental bikes: 45€. Please book your flights with at least 1:30h time before/after the transfer. If you are arriving from outside of Europe, you might want to schedule extra days as a buffer. Other transfers upon request.

Rental bike

Cannondale CAAD12 compact Cnigou Edition (rental price: 148€, gearing: 52/36 with 11-32). Model year 2018 with new Ultegra group set.

For the multi-stage tours our rental bikes are specially equipped with an adjustable stem and Continental GrandPrix GT 25mm tires.

On the arrival day your rental bike will be set up for you and adjusted to best match your position and requirements. You may bring your own pedals and saddle and we will attach these to your rent bike. If you bring your own computer or GPS you may attach this system to the bike.

Bringing your own bike

If you are bringing your own bike in a bike-case and are taking our airport transfer, please let us know in advance and we will bring your bike-case to Anduze (bike transport price: 45€).

For the bike set-up, we have most standard tools (including a torque wrench) available for you. So, unless your bike has special requirements, there is no need to bring extra tools. During the tour your bike-case will be stored and brought to where the tour ends. There, you may repack your bike in the evening before the departure day. During the tour you will not have access to your bike-case.

While we offer tools for setting up your bike, please be advised that correct and timely bike set-up remains your responsibility. During the tour we carry spare parts for Shimano 11-Speed components. If you have anything other than this, we recommend bringing some basic spare parts as you see fit.

Coming by car

If you are coming with your own car, you may park it for the duration of the tour in La Lavandou (France). To pick up your car, we offer a transfer in the morning of June 24. (price: 65€ per person). We will leave Anduze at 9:00 am and will arrive at the starting location where your car is parked at 12:15pm.