What Cycling Dreams are Made of
You’d be hard pressed to think of two more epic Tour de France climbs to conquer on the same day. While Alpe d’Huez sits among other giants in the French Alps, Mont Ventoux has a majestic perch right in the middle of Provence, in sunny southern France.
Although they are not neighbors, it is only a relatively short 3.5 hour transfer between them, making a day trip not only possible, but nearly essential for that cycling Bucket List we all have!
If you are in Provence and want the ultimate one-day cycling experience, just let us know. Prices start at €300 per person (for two riders). See the Day-to-Day tab for what your day might look like or contact us if you have any questions.
- Pick-up /drop-off at your hotel in Provence (Nimes/Avignon/Ventoux area)
- Vehicle support on both climbs
- Transfer to Alpe d’Huez and back
- Expert advice / overview of climbs
- Nutrition bars, gels and powder
- Lots of great photos to take back home with you
What to Expect
We’ll pick you up from your hotel for an early morning attack of Mont Ventoux. After a ’briefing’ on what to expect on your climb, you’ll hit the road. 44|5 will be waiting every few kilometers on the climb to offer support, encouragement, water and food. After a successful Mont Ventoux climb, we’ll be at the summit with warm clothes for the descent, and of course, a few photos at that famous sign!
After descending the mountain, you’ll do a quick change, grab some lunch and hop in our vehicle for the transfer to the Alps. From Le Bourg d’Oisans, on the valley floor, you’ll start climbing those famous 21 turns, right to the top of the Alpe d’Huez ski resort and across the official TDF finish line. Following a well-deserved celebratory drink overlooking the vast Alpine valley you left behind a short while ago, you’ll change back into your street clothes for the return drive to Provence, just in time for dinner!
Dates & Prices
Tour Dates – Choose your own date
Tour Availability – From April to October
Price Per Person – From €300 (for 2 people, per person)
What our Guests have to say about Alpe d’Huez – Ventoux Tours
One of the best meals of my life
I went on a week-long cycling trip in Provance and the French Alps using 44-5 as tour guides – a long trek from California where I live. The trip had been arranged by my friends, so I went in excited but uncertain. It turns out Jerry and John were fantastic – the trip way exceeded… Read more “One of the best meals of my life”
John and Gerry provided an outstanding tour of the Alps and Provence, including Mt. Ventoux, for 11 riders and their spouses. The tour was well-organized and included activities for non-riders, interesting dinners, and wine tasting. John and Gerry went out of their way to ensure that everyone had a good experience and even took photographs… Read more “Outstanding Tour”
More than just guides
Both John and Gerry were very knowledgeable and helpful with the entire process and planning of our trip. A group that start out as 3 and grew to 7, they created a custom trip, fully supported, guided and included outstanding food! They shared their knowledge and history of the areas visited ( Mount Ventoux and… Read more “More than just guides”