Mont Ventoux Route

Geneva to Nice Mont Ventoux Route

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations

6 December, 2023

Geneva to Nice Mont Ventoux Route

Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits

A bucket-list adventure for any keen cyclist, this route crosses the French Alps and the Provence, experience iconic mountains, stunning limestone cliffs, magnificent gorges and beautiful colourful lavender fields.

8 Nights & 7 Ride Days

Geneva to Nice Mont Ventoux Route is a 8 day cycling holiday along on one of Europe’s most iconic cycling routes 

Riding Stats

This fantastic week will involve a total of 950km of riding, 19000m of climbing over 17 legendary mountains. 

fully Supported rides

A support vehicle will carry energy bars, fresh water and energy drinks to help keep riders performance levels to their maximum. 

Mountain roads on the Geneva to Nice Mont Ventoux Route

Geneva to Nice Mont Ventoux Route

The Geneva to Nice Mont Ventoux Route is a demanding cycling challenge that begins on the shores of Lake Geneva and takes you through the French Alps and the Provence to the sun-drenched beaches of the Mediterranean Sea.

Unlike the traditional Route des Grandes Alpes, this route provides you with the opportunity to ride one of the most famous mountains in the history of the Tour de France, the “Giant of the Provence“ Mont Ventoux.

£1590 per person

Book your place today with a £200 non-refundable deposit, price based on a shared twin room. Single rooms are available with a supplement of £200.

all you need is a bike and a passport

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Col d'Izoard on the Geneva to Nice Mont Ventoux Route

Geneva to Nice Mont Ventoux Route

The very best Climbs

The Geneva to Nice Mont Ventoux Route will run from Saturday to Saturday and consist of 8 nights accommodation and 7 days of riding.

This amazing trip will showcase some of the most famous mountain passes in the French Alps and the Provence such as, Col de la Colombiere (1613m), Col de la Madeleine (1993m), Col du Galibier ( 2642m), Col d’Izoard (2360m) and Mont Ventoux (1912m) to name a few.

Altogether you will ride over 17 major cols equalling just over 19000m of climbing.

Fully Supported Rides

The Geneva to Nice Mont Ventoux Route is a fully supported whilst out on the road you will be accompanied by knowledgeable guides providing advice, encouragement, and help with any minor mechanical problems. They are also there to ensure each day is full of fun and most of all safe.

A support vehicle will carry energy bars, freshwater, and energy drinks to help keep rider’s performance levels to their maximum. This vehicle will also carry a range of spare parts and tools to assist with any mechanical problems.

Col de I'Iseran one of the climbs on the Geneva to Nice Mont Ventoux Route
At the summit of the Col du Galibier

Base Itinerary

DAY 1 – Meet at Geneva Airport, transfer to Hotel, Assemble Bikes

DAY 2 – Geneva to Megeve

DAY 3 – Megeve to Meribel

DAY 4 – Meribel – Valloire

DAY 5 – Valloire – Gap

DAY 6 – Gap – Sault

Day 7 – Sault – Digne-les-Bains

Day 8 – Digne-les-Bains – Nice

Day 9 – Departure, Transfer to Nice Airport for a midday flight


Geneva / Nice Airport Transfer

Support Vehicle and Guides

8 Nights Accommodation

8 Evening Dinners (Alcohol & Drinks Not Includes)

8 Continental Style Breakfasts

8 Freshly Made Pack Lunches


Visas (If Required)

Travel Insurance

Personal Injury Insurance

Spare Parts

Medical Cover

Bike Hire

Coffee / Lunch Stops

Alcohol & Drinks

Room Service & Mini-Bar

The Geneva to Nice Mont Ventoux Route will involve some long days in the saddle so you need to have a good level of fitnessstamina, and bike handling skills to accomplish this iconic journey.

Being in good physical condition will result in a more enjoyable holiday, for this reason we recommend partaking in a achievable fitness program prior to your cycling holiday.

Obviously, the best way to prepare is to get out on your bike and include some long rides in hilly terrain. However, swimming, running and circuit training are also good ways to develop your aerobic fitness and stamina.

You will be accommodated on a shared room basis whilst on the Geneva to Nice Mont Ventoux Route cycling holiday. Individuals travelling alone will be paired up with someone of the same gender.

If you would prefer a room to yourself then a single supplement charge will be added, please contact us for prices. Please note this option is only available subject to availability.

If you decide not to bring your own bike, we recommend using  “Bcyclet” for your bike hire. They provide a great selection of carbon bikes made by Scott. For your own comfort we recommend bring your own saddle and pedals. For pricing and availability please use the following link: Bcyclet

We recommend you bring at least the following items of clothing and equipment:


Cycling Helmet (This is mandatory, no helmet no riding)

Sunglasses / Eye Protection


Base Layer

Cycling Jersey

Long Sleeved Cycling Jersey (Optional)

Good Padded Cycling Shorts

Lightweight Waterproof Jacket



Arm Warmers

Cycling Gloves

Long Fingered Cycling Gloves (Optional)


Full Length Leg Warmers

Knee Length Leg Warmers


Cycling Shoes

Cycling Overshoes

Cycling Socks


Sun Screen

Bike Bottles

Cycling Computer

Di2 Charger


At Classic Cycling Tours the safety and well-being of our guests is of the upmost importances to us. Unfortunately due to the nature of cycling and the terrain you will be riding in accidents can occur. Therefore, it is mandatory that you have Personal Injury Insurance that covers you in the event of an accident whilst on a cycling holiday. If you do not have any cover we recommend using “Yellow Jersey” cycle protection.


Cyclist's on the Geneva to Nice Mont Ventoux Route
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