Date: Friday 1st July

Route: Bedoin to Avignon

Distance: 89 km

Staying: Camping Du Pont D’Avignon

Blog Post: Bedoin – Mont Ventoux – Avignon

An Early Bath For Blue

Comments: Mont Ventoux has become legendary as the scene of one of the most gruelling climbs in the Tour de France bicycle race, which has ascended the mountain fourteen times since 1951.

South from Bédoin: 1617 m over 21,8 km. This is the most famous and difficult ascent. The road to the summit has an average gradient of 7.43%.

Mont Ventoux, although geologically part of the Alps, is often considered to be separate from them, due to the lack of mountains of a similar height nearby. The top of the mountain is bare limestone without vegetation or trees, which makes the mountain’s barren peak appear from a distance to be snow-capped all year round.

Route Map

Bedoin - Mont Ventoux - Avignon

Distance 89 km

Photo Gallery

At the Tom Simpson memorial on Mont Ventoux

Coxy and Spena begin Mont Ventoux proper

Johnny G in the TuTu

Johnno at the finish on Mont Ventoux

Blue and Wagga on Mont Ventoux

Bonzo out in front on Mont Ventoux

Steve K on Mont Ventoux

Taking a break after Mont Ventoux

Steve and Ade at the finish on Mont Ventoux

An early bath for Blue