Cycling

Detailed route maps are available if you choose to go out on your own. Explore the surrounding vineyards and villages of the Ventoux, or if you feel up to it have a go at the «Géant de Provence», the Mont Ventoux itself ! **Bike rentals are available in Malaucene we can arrange upon booking.

The Cinglés Club  (The Mont Ventoux Crazies)  A traditional Mont Ventoux challenge.
To become a member of the Cinglés Club you need to ascend the mountain by the 3 traditional ways from Bedoin, Malaucene and Sault all in one day!
Registrations can be done online at the official Cinglé website by clicking here.
The goal is to have your have card stamped in the 3 villages and on the summit so you can send this back to the Cinglés organizer Monsieur Pic proving you are one of the crazies in order to receive the certificate a become a worthy member of the club. 
There is of course some very crazy cyclist that will do a lot more then 3 times a day…  you can see all of that on the site for motivation!  

Maison Sule Cycling challenges!

The Mont Ventoux Crazies challenge Maison Sule style! 
For this one we start in Malaucene on a mountain bike (can be rented from the bike shop 100 meters from our front door) the ascent is on a double track road to the top of the mountain, not technically challenging.  Back to Malaucene on same track for a bike change, & then you’re on the 3 road climbs, Malaucene, Bedoin, & Sault.
This challenge is over 6000 meters of climbing  & over 180 Kms.
For most the next day is a rest day by the pool, or a light spin to the cafe, or the bar 100 meters away form the front door. 

THE JURASSIC PARK CHALLENGE!

From the front door we ride into the rocky department of the Drome. For 160kms and 3500 meters of climbing you will be on very quiet small roads, ascending 8 different cols with amazing landscapes & vistas. On this ride you are no longer in Provence you are riding through gorges throwing you back 60 million years ago!  

360° TOUR OF THE VENTOUX CHALLENGE!

From the front door this ride is 105 kms, climbing 1200 meters all around the Ventoux taking you through the spectacular Gorges de la Nesque & the Toulourenc valley. 

THE COTE DU RHONE WINE ROUTE CHALLENGE!
From the front door we ride north to Vaison la Romaine towards the Dentelles de Montmirail. 70 kms with 800 meters of climbing. Riding through the vineyards of the Cotes du Rhone, like Gigondas, Vaqueyras, & more…!! Of course the best part of this challenge is the wine tasting back at Maison Sule!