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A week of wine, riding Provence and Mont Ventoux.

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Ahhh…June in the Luberon.   Long days of sunlight.  Well before the tourist hordes, still in school and work, leaving the endless winding roads traffic free, vacant and inviting.   The weather’s a little warmer, but not yet super hot like summer.   The village cafes are more relaxed.   All the good, none of the stress. 

Welcome to the sweet spot - Ventoux style.   Your perfect opportunity to savor a last long weekend with a cycling and wine celebration around Mont Ventoux with a new trip combining DuckStore’s cycling talents with the wine & culinary skills of Rhone Wine Holidays.  http://www.rhonewineholidays.com/    

The cycling around Mont Ventoux is arguably France’s best.  The winding trafficless gorges de la Nesque, the Dentelles de Montmirail with their amazing cliffs and views of Mont Ventoux , the hidden valley of Toulerenc and of course, Mont Ventoux itself, whose three different approaches each present a unique challenge and perspective of this Giant of Provence

There’s much more to this region than cycling.  After a good day’s ride you’ll relax by the pool, tasting some delicious Cotes de Ventoux wines and home cooked local fare.

Trip facts

START-END Starts and Ends in Marseille (airport) or Avignon (train station)
TOWNS Malaucene, Bedoin, Villedieu, Sault, Buis-les-Barronies,
RIDES Seven (7) 
HC climb (Mont Ventoux) and more rolling terrain
DIFFICULTY Level 2 rider who generally rides 160k/week and can climb 1000m
HIGHLIGHTS Mont Ventoux (HC climb)
Gorges de la Nesque, Les Baronnies, Trente Pas, Dentelles-de-Montmirail, Col de Fontaube, ...

LODGING 6 nights in a beautifully restored 12th century priory
MEALS Three daily meals included
DATES June 6-12, 2015   (7 days / 6 nights)

SUPPORT - Technical support van
- Professional mechanical support & upkeep
- Snacks, energy drinks and food for all rides
- All Ground transportation
- Bicycle storage facilities
GROUP SIZE Limited to 12 riders
DISTANCE Avg. day 60-85 miles, 2000-5000 feet climbing
COST double occupancy.  $1950
Bike rental available  - $300 for the week