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This week Sebastien Renard has produced a tough series of rides that focus on two things. Beautiful scenery, and tough distances. There are a few shorter ones in this week’s release, but for those of you who LOVE a longer session, this collection is perfect.

Villages en Provence and Mont Ventoux from Sault will be part of the upcoming 2021 French Tour route. Enter the French Tour today and join us for a three-week cycling challenge!

La Cannibalette

The town of Sault is situated on a rocky spur of the ‘plateau de Vaucluse’ and overlooks the valley of the Nesque.

It is the ideal base for trips and hikes to Mont Ventoux, the Gorges de la Nesque, the Valley of the Toulourenc, the plateau of Albion, the Lubéron.

99.04KM
DISTANCE
3:43:05
DURATION
1859M
ELEVATION

Les Gorges de l'Ardèche

The Gorges de l’Ardèche is made up of a series of gorges in the ‘Ardèche river and locally known as the “European Grand Canyon”, Located in the Ardèche, in the French department Ardèche, forming a thirty-kilometre long canyon running from Vallon-Pont-d’Arc to Saint-Martin-d’Ardèche.

127.27KM
DISTANCE
4:28:22
DURATION
1728M
ELEVATION

The Flemish Ardennes

The Flemish Ardennes is an informal name given to a hilly region in the south of the province of East Flanders, Belgium. The main characteristics of the region are rural hilly landscapes with hilltop bluebell woodlands, windmills and watermills. This is a fast, flat, anti-clockwise loop on quiet roads and paths, starting and ending in the hamlet of Lierde.

30.84KM
DISTANCE
1:04:05
DURATION
363M
ELEVATION

Mont Ventoux from Sault

Climb the fearsome Mont Ventoux, with its bleak desert-like landscapes dominating the final 6kms. The first 20Kms to Chalet Reynard are relatively easy, rarely exceeding 6%. The TdF last followed this route from Sault in 1972. The next time will be 2021. This will also be part of the French Tour.

25.55KM
DISTANCE
1:33:27
DURATION
419M
ELEVATION

Villages en Provence

A circular and hilly tour of the Calavon valley in Provence, France. There are some long, steady climbs on each side of the valley.

45.69KM
DISTANCE
1:39:23
DURATION
733M
ELEVATION

Geraardsbergen To Leberg

A gently rolling early morning ride in the sunshine, along quiet country roads in eastern Flanders.

20.93KM
DISTANCE
43:07
DURATION
297M
ELEVATION

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