CYCLING 2016-17 p062-063

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DROP BARS • FRANCE 62 ACCOMMODATION 4 days inc. flights from £749 Climbing Ventoux France 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Activity Level CHALLENGING/TOUGH Trip Code MSV At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Fly to Marseille; transfer to Sault at the foot of Ventoux; short warm up ride through the Provencal countryside. 2 Ride to Montbrun, then climb the Col de Macuegne (1068m) for views of Mont Ventoux. After an easier climb we then tackle the Col de l'Homme Mort (1213m) before returning to Sault. 3 Ride through the magnificent Gorges de la Nesque to Bedoin and climb Mont Ventoux (1912m) by the most famous Tour de France route. 4 Optional morning ride then transfer to Marseille; fly to London. Call Mont Ventoux Cycling Weekend A fantastic compact cycling trip l Climb Mont Ventoux l Excellent location • 3 days cycling (possible to add half day ride on last day) with 100% vehicle support (limited seats) • 100% tarmac roads • Climbs are long and steady (average 7%) • Group normally 4 to 16 plus leader in support vehicle Min age 16 yrs • 3 nights hotel • All breakfasts included Standing at 1912m, Mont Ventoux is known as the 'Giant of Provence', a mass of bare limestone rock that dominates the region and can be seen from miles around. The area boasts some fabulous cycling and the climb has become famously associated with the Tour de France, featuring 15 times since 1951. After a couple of excellent warm up rides we tackle the climb from Bedoin, passing the Tommy Simpson memorial along the way. This is the most famous and toughest route and a must-do summit for any Tour aficionado. Dates & Price Guide START END FLIGHT INC LAND ONLY Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Optional single supplement £120 • Land only start Sault day 1, end Sault day 4 • Insurance: please see page 106 Bike details: • Giant Defy 2 aluminium road bike with triple chainset £110, paid on booking 1 FRANCE PROVENCE Sault Banon Simiane 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code Bedoin Mont Ventoux Gorges de la Nesque Col des Tempetes Mont Ventoux Sault Marseille 2016 09 Jun 12 Jun 749 549 07 Jul 10 Jul 749 549 01 Sep 04 Sep 749 549 22 Sep 25 Sep 749 549 2017 01 Jun 04 Jun 789 579 06 Jul 09 Jul 789 579 07 Sep 10 Sep 789 579 21 Sep 24 Sep 789 579 We stay in the 2-star Hotel ‘Le Signoret’ throughout the trip. This friendly familyrun hotel is ideally located in the centre of Sault, right at the foot of Mont Ventoux. All rooms have been recently renovated and have private en suite facilities. 38 2 87 3 105 Daily Distance (km) “I’d never been to Provence but will definitely return after this first visit. Long, winding roads with very little traffic, perfect for cycling! Jonathan Harris ALSO AVAILABLE AS A PRIVATE ADVENTURE SEE PAGE 4


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