Cyclist in Bedoin

Road Cycling in Bedoin Provence France

A cyclist passes by a traditional Provencial building in the early morning sun at the start of the infamous Mont Ventoux climb

Bédoin is a pretty French village located in Southeastern France at the base of the famous Mont Ventoux, an iconic mountain in the world of cycling and regular climb on the Tour de France. This photo is taken on the D974 in Bédoin, at the start of the classic 21.5km climb which sees cyclists ascend a staggering 1612m of vertical elevation on gradients ranging from 4 – 12%, to the moonscape like summit of Mont Ventoux at 1912m above sea level. The climb is certainly not for the faint hearted and is one to tick off the list for any serious cyclist!

Bédoin | Provence | Southeastern France