Mont Ventoux Cycling Challenge
Explore: Travel in ProvencePaula KaneStay Fit in Provence

Mont Ventoux a Cycling Challenge: Taming the Beast

By Paula Kane: I’ve been cycling most of my life. Like everyone else, I started on training wheels, moved on to a hand-me-down single speed with coaster brakes, then upgraded to an awesome 10-speed. After that, mountain bikes were all the rage, so at 15 I bought my first bike—a …

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Tips Cycling Mont Ventoux
David & Karen TaylorExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Important Tips for Cycling Mont Ventoux at any Age

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: The iconic mountain beckons all cyclists, the giant of Provence stands 1909 metres, today as I rode up I met a gentleman celebrating his 70th birthday and telling me it was on his bucket list! The photo is from below looking at Mont Ventoux from …

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Cycling Mont Ventoux Gorges de la Nesque
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

Cycling Mont Ventoux and the Gorges de la Nesque in Provence

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I can honestly say that cycling in Provence is always a delight, but sometimes we do a new ride that just makes my heart sing & leaves me feeling as if I’m grinning ‘from the inside out’ and that’s just how I felt after doing this route earlier this week. …

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Mont Ventoux Sign
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

What Happened to the Famous Sign at the Top of Mont Ventoux?

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: According to le Fils Aixcentric who cycles up there regularly, the Mont Ventoux sign has been taken before, and has been replaced, each time with different heights recorded.  The most recent height (see the photo) of 1911m …Continue reading here to find out about the “Ventouman” who has …

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Mont Ventoux Cyclists
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Riding Mont Ventoux “I’m Never Doing This Again!”

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: As I waited with anticipation at an ancient fountain in the village of Bédoin for my husband to complete his third ride of Mont Ventoux, I spotted him. Anxiously, I asked, “How did it go?” Grinning but determined, he said, “I’m never doing this …

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Lunch at Château la Croix des Pins @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Dine in the vines near Mont Ventoux! 

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Head North between Mont Ventoux and the Dentilles mountains and you will find some quintessential Provençal villages surrounded by Cherry Orchards and vineyards. On the edge of Mazan, is Château la Croix des Pins, making a good selection of white, rosê and red wines – …

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Blue Sky Biking #ExploreProvence @TableenProvence
Explore: Travel in ProvencePaula KaneStay Fit in Provence

Blue Sky Biking in Provence

Contributor blog post by Paula Kane: Well, well. This is just unbelievable really. The sky has been bright blue, the temperatures between +32 and +36 and no wind. It’s been perfect for weeks, I almost can’t believe it. This past week has been silly busy with my brother-in-law visiting, Jason …

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Venasque #Luberon @CobblestonesandVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Venasque a Village With a Views of Mont Ventoux and Lunch

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Overlooking the towering Mont Ventoux is the sleepy plus beau village of Venasque with its fountains, charming walkways, artisan shops, ancient ruins and ramparts, cherry orchards, and stunning views of the Vaucluse as well as of the Giant itself. …Continue reading here for the …

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Mont Ventoux a big ride @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Conquering the mighty Mont Ventoux

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: As many people know cycling is the number one sport in France and the Luberon is the perfect location to enjoy it, there is a long flat cycle path running from Cavaillon to as far as Forcalquier, whilst there are many quiet back roads …

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Tour de France @VaucluseDreamer
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

Watching the Tour de France on Mont Ventoux

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: For 3 weeks each year everything in our house slows down, the TV is on all afternoon as we all get our annual hit of two of our favourite things – France & cycling. For us the Tour de France is just compulsive viewing, …

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