Back

Mont Ventoux from Malaucène

Provence, France

Mountain - Long

After leaving Malaucène you pass the cafe on the right at 1Km and the road steepens to over 9% for 2km to 500m. Here you get some respite with a nice section of 4, 5 and 6% which is the story until the 9km mark. Here it kicks and the gradient once again goes over 10% (with some 12%). This is a very hard section, as you pass the water tank and the concrete shed the road swings right then left then you can see straight ahead for a kilometre at well over 10%. The road then twists slightly at a layby then a welcome rest section as you pass the mini roundabout and the cafe at Chalet Liotard. 0.75km of steep climbing then a sharp hairpin left leads to a nice long 6 and 7% section with the steep ski pistes dropping down to your left. As you leave the trees you are greeted with a fantastic view of the tower still 250m above your head. The last two hairpins steepen again with magnificent views to the North where on a clear day the Alps form a fantastic backdrop.


Don't have FulGaz already?

Download FulGaz now and ride Mont Ventoux from Malaucène on your home trainer. You'll then feel every change in gradient and see every turn in up to 1080p video.

Duration 2:04:59
Distance 20.93kms
Elevation Gain 1569m
Toughness 988