If you are staying at Crillon le Brave please proceed to Bedoin.
To start the Mont Ventoux climb you will need to proceed to the town centre of Bedoin.
0.00km - You begin your Mont Ventoux summit day by the fountain, in front of the Tourist Information building, at the north end of Bedoin. Take the D974 to le Mont Ventoux off the roundabout. Continue STRAIGHT ON on this road right to the summit.
4.00km - After 4kms you cycle STRAIGHT ON through the small village of Saint Colombe. There is a boulangerie here if you decide that you can fit just one more Pain au Raisin into your pocket! Youwil now start you're long ascent to the top.
When you're 4kms from the summit there's a fountain where you can top up your water bottle.
22.0km Congratulations, you've reached the top! Have a well earned rest, take some photos and enjoy the view. When you're ready to go, or the wind's too chilly, head STRAIGHT ON down the road on the north side (opposite to where you came up from) and begin the fantastic decent. Initially you cycle down through the trees and then it opens up to a long, winding road to the valley.
28.30km - If you're in need of any refreshments then can stop at a bar/restaurant here.
28.50km - At the roundabout, by a big stone sign for Station du Mont Serein, TURN LEFT on the D974 for Malaucene. Continue descending along this road for 15kms. Just before you reach the end, at le Groseau, there is a cafe and lovely picnic spot in the trees by the river.
43.40km - At the Stop sign go STRAIGHT ON, then BEAR LEFT onto Rue du Theron, and cycle through the low archway. There is a fountain here with drinking water. If you fancy 10 minutes off your bike you could lock your bike by the fountain and walk up the steps to 'Site Panoramique'. When ready, TURN LEFT in front of the fountain and TURN RIGHT just before the old church. Then TURN RIGHT again.
43.70km - At the junction go STRAIGHT ON and TURN LEFT on Chemin de Cremessiere. At the T-junction TURN RIGHT and then TURN LEFT up the short, steep hill.
44.50km - At the Stop sign TURN RIGHT onto the D938.
46.90km - The road tat you're on takes and sharp bend to the right but BEAR LEFT on the D1a to Bedoin.
49.20km - After a gentle ascent you will pass over Col de la Madeleine. Continue on this road until you arrive back at your starting point in Bedoin.
55.80km - At the Tourist Information Office, you have completed today's route.