Tour of Mont Ventoux
A tour of Mount Ventoux, in the form of a genuine itinerant trek! Virtually no transfers, for total relaxation, and above all a variety of environments around Provence’s highest peak. Provence. All in a “mountain” spirit, with nights in stopover gîtes. The Ventoux is always in view but from different angles each day. The highlight is the ascent to its summit (1910m).
The entrance to the tour is via Vaison la Romaine: an emblematic crossing point between the Alps and the Rhône Valley. Rhône Valley. We take this opportunity to get to know some of the region’s emblematic sites, including the Dentelles de Montmirail Montmirail, the Toulourenc valley, some of the Rhône Valley’s prestigious vineyards such as Gigondas and Beaumes de Venise Beaumes de Venise and typical Provencal villages (Gigondas, Bedoin, Malaucène), to give a cultural twist to our grand Tour du Ventoux.
Day 1 : Orange – Vaison-la-Romaine
Day 2 : Vaison-la-Romaine – Gigondas
Day 3 : Dentelles de Montmirail – Bédoin: South side of Ventoux
Day 4 : Ascent of Mount Ventoux ( 1910m): The giant of Provence
Day 5 : Toulourenc Valley: North side of Ventoux
Day 6 : Malaucène- Vaison-la- Romaine: East side of Ventoux
Day 7 : Vaison-la-Romaine – Orange TGV
- from 24/09/2023 to 30/09/2023 : € 895
- from 21/04/2024 to 27/04/2024 : € 920
- from 12/05/2024 to 18/05/2024 : € 970
- from 01/09/2024 to 07/09/2024 : € 970
- from 06/10/2024 to 12/10/2024 : € 945
Included / Not Included
- Supervision by a mountain leader
- Half-board accommodation in a 2* hotel (from day 1 to day 6 inclusive)
- Picnics at lunchtime (from day 1 to day 6 inclusive): no meals at your own expense during the dates of this trip.
- Programmed transfers
Not Included :
- Cancellation and/or assistance insurance
- Your transportation to and from the meeting point and place of departure
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Registration fees
The range of accommodation in this region is very limited, reflecting the fact that this is an off-the-beaten-track itinerary, with little-frequented villages, to the delight of hikers. The choice and possibilities are therefore limited, imposing certain constraints on us in terms of services: type of rooms sometimes with more than 2 people, simpler comfort than the usual Chemins du Sud hotel stays; or for meals (breakfast on day 2, or dinners on days 4 & 5), this generates certain particularities, which correspond to a Confirmed Walker level, and to a new itinerary.
2 nights in Vaison la Romaine in a vacation village with swimming pool and 2 hectares of parkland.
1 night in Gigondas in a communal gîte d’étape. Communal sanitary facilities. Rooms with bunk beds available. Breakfast is different from the usual service, as your guide will have to provide it, as the accommodation does not offer this service.
1 night in Bédoin in a 6-bedroom vacation village with swimming pool.
2 nights in Malaucène at the Gîte de Claire, with a 4-person shared room in a refuge atmosphere. It is unique in that it function as a gîte.
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