Mt Ventoux, Brantes

#1 of 13 in Nature in Vaucluse
The largest mountain in the region, Mt Ventoux hosts a section of the Tour de France cycling race. The biological distinctiveness of the mountain was recognized by UNESCO in 1990. The mountaintop is bare limestone, which makes its peak appear from a distance to be snow-capped all year round. There are three routes available for those who wish to climb the mountain. Put Mt Ventoux at the forefront of your travel plans using our Brantes trip itinerary builder website.
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  • The Tour de France seems to approach from the south and it was great to see the terrain in person. However, the northern approach seems steeper with many switchbacks so going up (slowly) allowed to.....  more »
  • We hiked from the bottom of the ski lift, from the chalet car park to the top in about 2 hrs climbing around 500m. We found some amount of snow at this time. The place is beautiful, the top was...  more »
  • Three times up in 2016. Love it
  • 20 years to dream about cycling it, 6 months to train and 2 hours to grind up. I sobbed at the top. One off the bucket list and definitely worth doing. You can also drive but that’s cheating.
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