Last weekend I had the opportunity to race the three day cycling challenge – the Haute Route Mt Ventoux.

We were challenged by three stages and three different routes heading up the famous climb, Mt Ventoux. Unfortunately, two out of the three days the race finished at lower elevation due to strong winds (up to 120kmh) at the summit. Nevertheless, the headwind during the race made it just as hard.

Here is the weekend in pictures and videos. At the bottom, you also find the routes of the weekend.

 

Even if you dont want to race the event, those routes are highly recommended. Tough but also very scenic. (The route ends at the top of Mt Ventoux, thus, you just can roll down back to Bedoin)



I really like the setup of the event: tough stages in scenic and iconic regions and then the best recovery possible: massages, a healthy meal and a nice hotel. So my fourth event with Haute Route after the Triple Crown did not disappoint.

Check out their calendar. New events have been added for 2018. Cool stuff!