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
We had a group of 15 – 11 riders and 4 non-riders for a 10 day custom trip, climbing big hills, eating and enjoying the French ambiance of the area. We’re a “diverse” group, requiring significant adaptation, both before and during the trip. John and Gerry are patient and accommodating throughout, As a result, we… Read more “Excellent Trip”
Once in a Lifetime Experience
Our cycling experience was truly once in a lifetime experience and when you plan something like this, you entrust your dreams to the tour operators in hopes of making your dream a reality. While I don’t believe Santa Clause can make my dreams come true, I know Gerry and John at 44/5 Cycling Tours did.
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”