Situated as last Alpine mountain ridge before the Rhône plain, the Mont Ventoux can be seen almost from everywhere in Provence.
Its isolated position gives it a gigantic and dominating feature. In all directions you'll have no higher peaks in the neighbourhood of the Mont Ventoux.
The name Mont Ventoux means "windy mountain", and some bikers will know why. One of the thoughest cols to do in France...
The most difficult side up is via Bédoin (official start from the roundabout D974), though, according to some, the Malaucène side is equally heavy. Exercising can be done from Sault, by far the least heavy side.
The Mont Ventoux is situated in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
and belongs to the
Massif des Cèdres
Starting from Malaucene,
the Mont Ventoux ascent is 21.2 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1535 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 7.2 %.
The maximum slope is 12 %.
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Mont Ventoux from Malaucene in 3D, on Googleearth!
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