Cycling around Mont Ventoux

Though cycling up Mont Ventoux is reserved for the most athletic among us, this Tour of Mont Ventoux is a challenge most everyone can rise to. On road bikes, hybrid bikes or electric power-assisted bikes, this itinerary will enable you to explore the many different faces of Mont Ventoux.

The Tour du Comtat Venaissin

The Comtat Venaissin, area of Art and History is located in the heart of Provence at the foot of Mont Ventoux. The Comtat Venaissin, a discrete area with varied, preserved landscapes, is criss-crossed by small country roads that wind amidst orchards and vineyards and are ideal for cycling. Starting from Carpentras, this itinerary takes you first toward the Dentelles de Montmirail, a small range with amazing topography. You cycle down towards the Mont Ventoux piedmont planted with the characteristic crops emblematic of Provence – vineyards, olive groves and cherry orchards. Then, on you go towards the Monts de Vaucluse and the villages that nestle in the hilltops, providing stunning views of Mont Ventoux. On your way, take the time to explore the small town of Pernes-les-Fontaines with its 40 fountains!