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Ventoux to Alpe d’Huez

Au cours de ce séjour cyclosportif, vous longerez le magnifique lac de Serre-Ponçon. 6
Climbing up to Alpe d'Huez and its 21 hairpins Riding down small and quiet roads of Provence Col de l'Homme Mort, near Sault. We organise this cycling tour for groups on a guided basis This itinerary will take you to mythic climbs and lesser-known stunning roads Ride along Serre-Poncon Lake, between Upper Provence and the Alps Lunar landscape at the top of Col Izoard climb, Queyras regional park
Au cours de ce séjour cyclosportif, vous longerez le magnifique lac de Serre-Ponçon.

Ventoux to Alpe d’Huez

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  • PriceFrom 1,235 euros
  • DAY6 nights / 7 days

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Experience some of the most famous Tour de France climbs in Provence and in the Southern Alps on an extraordinary 6-day cycling tour from Mont Ventoux to Alpe d’Huez. 

On our itinerary, you’ll wheel through physically challenging routes, such as the Col d’Izoard and the 21 hairpin bends to Alpe d’Huez; glimpse sunrises and sunsets, ravishing canyons, verdant pastures, and fine-looking vistas. The charming towns of Sault, Guilletstre, and Briançon offer a peek at the pre-Alps countryside, and the serene landscape at Lac de Serre-Ponçon offers the feeling of rest as you glide upon more pleasant paths.

For travel and cycling tips to Provence, visit our "Travel and cycling tips" section.


D1Arrival in Mazan


Welcome to Provence! Your adventure starts in the small village of Mazan, with its old medieval center protected by a circled wall of buildings. If you’re arriving by train, Avignon is the closest city that is serviced by the TGV. In this case, we can arrange a transfer between Avignon and Mazan (note that the transfer is not part of the package). Avignon is marvelous, with tree-lined cobblestone streets leading you to the main square and the “Palais des Papes” (the Pope’s Palace). Take some time to visit the palace and its grounds.

Wherever you arrive from, remember to eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow, you ride!

D2Mazan - Sault 59 km / 37 miles; 1,910 m / 6,265 ft of climbing


Take on the classic Tour de France ride up Mont Ventoux via Bédoin this morning. The ever-changing gradients will challenge you until you exit the forest — when the exposure to the elements atop the “bald mountain” will keep you on your toes! Stop and pay your respects at the Tom Simpson monument, then push yourself to the summit (1,912 m/6,273 ft). Down through Sault, the ‘scenic route’ includes quintessential Provençal lavender fields.  The end of the ride will take place in the “Baronnies” area, the Northern part of Mont-Ventoux.  From there, you’ll be treated to amazing views of Ventoux.

D3Sault - Serres 79 km / 49 miles; 1,360 m / 4,460 ft of climbing


As we feel that you should not leave the Sault area without experiencing the thrilling ride down to Montbrun along the Toulourenc Gorges, our itinerary will first zigzag before tackling the Col Saint-Jean (1,068 m/3,504 ft). Follow the twists and turns along river valleys, the ups and downs of the region until you enter true Alpine territory. Tonight, you’ll rest up in the Alpine village of Serres.

D4Serres - Embrun 103 km / 64 miles; 1,720 m / 5,645 ft of climbing


As you leave Serres behind, you’ll wind your way through ravines and follow La Durance River. Once the road starts to rise, glance around for a glimpse of Chateau de Tallard and the dome topped Ceuse in the background. Hamlets dot the valley ahead, but soon you’ll hug the mountains and pedal uphill. The vistas over Lac de Serre-Ponçon are breathtaking, and you might find it hard to believe it’s a man-made body of water! The lake once again becomes La Durance, and you’ll rest in the nearby commune of Embrun.

D5Embrun - Serre-Chevalier 88 km / 55 miles; 2,320 m / 7,610 ft of climbing


Take the path of La Durance where you will pass by the fortified town of Mont-Dauphine. You will be led to Guillestre, an authentic Alpine community where you’ll find flowers and fountains in every square. The elevated slope of Gorges de Guil will push you to climb one of the tour's highlights, the Col d’Izoard, a Tour de France climb that goes "beyond category". Here, you will be required to wind your way up hairpin turns. Views are rewarding at the summit (2,360 m/7,743 ft).

You can opt to make a stop at a small cycling museum that pays tribute to Fausto Coppi, Louison Bobet, and other great legends. Riding down is easy; take the road to Briançon, a valley city nestled beneath the protection of Fort Vauban, and stop to explore if you wish — or continue to your accommodations in Serre-Chevalier.

D6Serre-Chevalier - Alpe d’Huez 66 km / 41 miles; 2,020m / 6,625 ft of climbing


Glaciers hide amid the mountain peaks in this popular skiing destination — but you’re here for other athletic pursuits. Today’s route is technically part of the eastern climb to the Col du Lautaret, but you’ll bypass it and Galibier on your way to Bourg d’Oisans. Once you reach this unassuming town, muster your energy for the 21 hairpin bends up to Alpe d’Huez (1,860 m/6,102 ft) — let the memories of previous stage winners (whose names appear on each turn) encourage you on your ascent. The only appropriate way to celebrate tonight is with a dinner worthy of champions.



Fill your lungs with fresh mountain air while you can, because today's the day you'll descend from Alpe d'Huez and head on to your next adventure.

Booking & Prices

  • Price details
  • This tour is available on a self-guided basis on the following dates:

    • June 15

    Please note: This tour can be organized for cycling clubs and private groups on a request basis for groups of 6 or more from June through September. For these, we will tailor the itinerary and provide the appropriate support based on the group's fitness level.

  • 1,235 euros. Single supplement is 530 euros

These prices include:

  • 6 nights' accommodation (in 3-star and 4-star hotels) 
  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 dinners (drinks are not included)
  • Meeting with our local representative
  • Luggage transfers
  • Marked maps and/or roadbook (paper and/or app)
  • Pre-loaded GPS unit (subject to availability) or navigation app
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep’s mobile number)
  • All tax and service charges

These prices do not include:

  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Arrival and departure transfers are on request
  • Bicycle rentals. Full-carbon racing bikes are available at the rate of 210 euros per bike. This price includes the delivery and drop-off fee.

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