Our campsite enjoys unbeatable views over Mont Ventoux. From its 1912-metre summit, the so-called “Giant of Provence” dominates Provence, the Luberon and the Rhône Valley.
Heralded by the poet Frédéric Mistral, Mont Ventouxoffers a range of hiking, horse riding and mountain bike trails through superb pine and oak forests. It is free from any urbanisation and spreads over a surface area of 25,000 hectares.
Regularly featured in the programme of the Tour de France (14 July in 2013), making the long 25km ascent is a real feat achieved every year by numerous cycling enthusiasts.
Cycling on the Mont Ventoux
MontVentoux, a legend for all cyclists
Since it was opened in 1900, the road that leads to the summit of Mont Ventoux is a hotspot for cycling exploits. The Tour de France, the Critérium du DauphinéLibéré, the greatest races pit their riders against it regularly and the Ventoux stage is always one of the most feared. And one of the most beautiful.
Its distance of 21.5km and difference in altitude of 1600 metres in the middle of a lunar landscape attracts all cycling enthusiasts.
Become part of the Ventoux legend...
Thanks to the vélodateurs, you can measure your own climbing time from Bédoin or the neighbouring villages.
The Carnet de col ticket is sold in the Tourist Offices. This document should be stamped in each Tourist Office as you climb.
Lastly, the departmental tourism committee have set up circuits tailored to you. Website : Provence cycling