Haute Route Ventoux

Difficulty  Hard

8 Days - €2,855.00 approx US$3,028
AU$4,059
GBP£2,405

Terrain: Mountainous
Daily Distance: Average 90km / 56mi
Total Distance: Approx 520km / 320mi
Total Ascent: Approx 12,000m / 39,400ft

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02 - 09 October 2017 (12 PLACES REMAIN)

Costs
Our Excellence Package is only €2855, excluding race entry. For all inclusions and booking details, please see below.
We also invite you to do your Haute Route Race Registration through us. The cost is exactly as per Haute Route, except that if you book through us the registration is more streamlined and you don’t have to do everything twice. We’ll take care of the the “paperwork” for you.

Highlights
A great week of training and racing on and around one of the most iconic of mountains - the Mont Ventoux. Let PuntoTours take care of all the logistics for you, and feel like a Pro from the time we collect you from the airport. Beautiful Provence, mythical, eerie climb!

Ventoux is a new format for Haute Route, and as an official tour operator,  we are really excited at sharing this inaugural event with our guests.  "Widely regarded as the pinnacle of amateur cycling in Europe, Haute Route Ventoux will be built from the same DNA as the full 7-day Haute Route events."  Find out more about Haute Route Ventoux here.

Your hosts are very experienced racers.  Our Tour Leader has won the Haute Route Pyrenees in 2014, come 3rd outright in the Haute Route Triple Crown event for 2015, and finished 9th in the last UCI World Championship Granfondo event in Perth, 2016.

What's included:

  • Excellence Package, comprising:
  • Seven nights half board accommodation (twin share)
  • All breakfasts and evening meals at hotels and restaurants
  • Airport transfers included (Marseille airport, early morning)
  • In-tour transfers
  • Comprehensive support from qualified mechanic
  • Experienced staff providing ride strategy, local knowledge and guidance
  • Snacks and supplements including energy bars, gels, electrolytes and other nutritionally balance food
  • Complimentary drink bottles
  • Exclusive PuntoTours support stations throughout the race
  • Complimentary PuntoTours riding kit (jersey, bibs and socks)
  • Laundry service

Race Entry Fee If you have already registered for this event direct with Haute Route, you can still book our Excellence Package for accommodation and service. You will just need your HR registration number handy, and then click Book Now above and follow the prompts.

Options
Private Massage €350 – enjoy the Punto Team private masseur who will provide 7 private massages so you are in the best shape for each day’s stage. Book now to save and reserve your place. We cannot guarantee there will a masseur available if you wait until you’re on tour (and the cost goes up €500).

Booking
Simply click the BOOK NOW button at the top of this page. On booking, you will be required to pay a deposit towards the accommodation/service Excellence Package, and the full HR race entry fee if you would like us to register you for the event – see pricing schedule below. Book early and save!

Until 3 November - Excellence Package €2,855 (deposit €1500).  Race entry €595 (deposit including race entry €2,095).  Balance due 4 July, 2017
4 November to 22 December (TBC) – Excellence package €2,855 (deposit €1500).  Race entry €645 (deposit including race entry €2,145).  Balance due 4 July, 2017
22 December (TBC) to 3 July - Excellence Package €2,855 (deposit €1500).  Race entry €695(TBC) (deposit including race entry €2195, TBC).  Balance due 4 July.
4 July to race – Excellence package €3,100.  Race entry €695 (TBC). Full tour fee payable immediately.

Note that the Haute Route race entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Should you need to cancel your tour, PuntoTours’ Cancellation Policy is applicable to the Excellence Package fee only, not the race entry fee.
We strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive personal travel insurance to cover circumstances that may prevent you from travelling, or that occur whilst on tour. 

A list of suggested Insurance companies provided by Haute Route is available here.  PuntoTours does not deal directly or gain in any way with any of these companies. They are suggestions only, and any insurance inquiries or issues will have to be directed to them, by you. Please note PuntoTours standard disclaimer applies.

Non-Riders
You may have a non-riding partner who would love to share this epic adventure with you.  We would love to have them along as this adds to your enjoyment of the event and can be a load of fun for them.  They can watch and feel the emotion of the race close up, or have some time off to explore Provence around Mont Ventoux.  When the number of non-riders reaches 4 or more, we also offer a dedicated Tour Guide and vehicle to the group, so they can discover more of the region and enjoy activities such as guided tours through towns, historical sites and museums, hiking, cooking demonstrations, and the like.  The Non-Rider Excellence Package is only €2,565 (€2790 after 3 July, 2017).

If you have more than one person or your whole family interested in cheering you on and coming to find out why you do these things(!) please contact us on info@puntotours.com.

Day One - 2 October, Warm-up Ride, Mt Ventoux from Sault
Main Route: 60km / 37mi
Total Ascent:  1,500m / 4,900ft
Today we will start exploring the Mont Ventoux area, climbing the easiest side from Sault. The goal is to spin the legs out and get aclimatised to the local weather conditions.

Day Two - 3 October, Mt Ventoux Loop from Bedoin
Main Route: 95km / 60mi
Total Ascent:  1,850m / 6,000ft
With  two days still to go before the race starts, we will scout the classic side of the "Giant of Provence", leaving from Bedoin. This is definitely the hardest of the three ascending routes but we’ll take it easy. We will have a support vehicle following us, so you can choose to only do part or the entire course. We’ll scout the entire route and discuss tactical opportunities and threats.

Day Three - 4 October, Mt Ventoux Loop from Malaucène
Main Route: 75km / 46mi
Total Ascent:  1,000m / 3,300ft
We will ride the third and last side of MT Ventoux, from Malaucène. Again, we will have a support vehicle following us, so you can choose to only do part or the entire ride. Now you know everything about this incredible mountain, and you are ready for the big challenge!

Day Four - 5 October, Registration Day
Main Route: 20km / 12mi
Total Ascent:  200m / 650ft 
Today we’ll ride to the race village and back, just enough to keep the legs awake. We’ll go through the registration process, collect all our goodies, prepare the bikes and then rest for the rest of the day - like the Pro's do!

Day Five - 6 October, HR Ventoux Stage 1 
Details to be advised by organiser.
 
Day Six - 7 October, HR Ventoux Stage 2
Details to be advised by organiser.

Day Seven - 8 October, HR Ventoux Stage 3
Details to be advised by organiser.

Day Eight - 9 October, Goodbye
We’ll assist you with the packing of your bike and organising your shuttle to the airport or train station.

Recommended Arrival and Departure Airport: Marseille
Recommended Arrival and Departure Railway Station: Avignon