- Small group of 8-10 riders
- Four nights single occupancy 4* accommodation with three days of riding
- Exclusive La Fuga jersey
- Tour guides with in-depth local knowledge of Ventoux and surrounding area
- La Fuga soigneurs and mechanics providing additional assistance
- Marseilles airport transfers
- Breakfast and evening meals
- Complimentary ride nutrition and hydration
- Bike hire by advanced request (additional costs apply)
Entry into the Haute Route also includes a generous package of benefits from the race organisers. Find out more here.
What's Not Included?
- Haute Route Ventoux Entry
- Travel Insurance
- Drinks with evening meals
- Incidental expenses
- Tips & gratuities
Based in the cycling paradise of Provence in Southern France, you will face the awesome challenge of Mont Ventoux, a mountain steeped in cycling history. Known as The Giant of Provence, The Bald Mountain, nicknamed ‘Domaine des Anges’ (Domain of the Angels), Mont Ventoux was known to the Gauls as Vintur, the god of summits reckoned to live deep within the mountain The legendary mountain can be ascended from three different sides and regardless of your chosen direction, on reaching the top you will have conquered one of the toughest mountain climbs in the World. While the Haute Route race organisers have yet to publish the routes for each of the three stages it is very likely that they will make good use of each accent. Who knows they might even challenge all riders to ascend the great Mons Ventosus a number of times each day.
History of the Mountain
Ventoux is legendary as one of the most gruelling climbs of the Tour de France. Since1951 the race has ascended this mountain sixteen times. The preferred route of Le Tour passes through the town of Bédoin on its southern slopes and this is generally recognised as the hardest side to climb from. The mountains fame as the scene of many great Tour dramas, including the tragic death of Tommy Simpson and near death of the great Eddy Merckx has made it a magnet for cyclists from all around the World.
We are still waiting for the race organisers Haute Route to publish more details of the three times stages. What is known is that two roads stages (110km, 140kms) and a culminating and decisive time trial stage (21kms) will be raced. Most likely, you will climb the mountain from all three sides on consecutive days taking in the approaches from Bedoin, Sault and Malaucène with the ascent of the mountain providing the climax of the day’s stage. Who knows you might even ascend the mountain more than once each day.
The Haute Route Ventoux will feature three stages:
Stage 1: Fri 6th October
Stage 2: Saturday 7th October
Stage 3: Sunday 8th October (Time Trial)
In three days of racing riders will cover just over 270 kilometres with 7500m of climbing up one of the fiercest mountains on offer in Europe. As always La Fuga will be there every step of the way to support you on and off the bike.
Unlike previous Haute Route events that have a different race village each day, this new edition to the Haute Route series will be based in Bedoin at the southern base of Mont Ventoux, meaning less unpacking an repacking and more time to recover between race stages.
Chateau Mazan ****
La Fuga has a long standing relationship with this elegant boutique hotel. Chateau Mazan is located in the heart of the town of Mazan at the foot of Mont Ventoux and will be our base for the weekend. It is in the perfect location to relax, refuel and prepare between the race days on this action packed weekend.
The Chateau has been converted into this sophisticated 4 star hotel from an 18th century mansion house and boasts an outstanding restaurant, L’Ingébue, serving traditional Provencal cuisine. There is also a bar, outdoor pool, landscaped gardens, and free Wi-Fi. Each guest room is equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV and spacious bathrooms.