Bédoin is best known for the stages of the Tour de France, at the foot of the Mont Ventoux, before the start of the ascent.
You can also rent (electric) bikes at www.francebikerentals.com, www.larouteduventoux.com or campdebaseventoux.com, they will be happy to show you some cycle paths. You will certainly find more information on Bédoin Ventoux Tourist Office.
The ascent of the Mont Ventoux from Bédoin is by far the most difficult and also the best known.
It's 21 kilometers of climbing, 1600 meters of vertical drop, an average gradient of 7.5% (8.9% from the turn of St Estève), slopes up to 11.5% and practically no possibility of rest . This course is for the trained cyclist. Count from 1h30 to 2h30 of increase, depending on the level of education.
The ascent of Mont Ventoux from Malaucène is less known but still very difficult. This route contains 21 kilometers of uneven elevation, 1535 meters of elevation gain, an average gradient of 7.3% with short tracks reaching nearly 13%. Because some parts have a low slope, recovery is possible. A challenging circuit aimed at the well-trained cyclist. Count from 1h30 to 2h30 of increase, depending on the level of education.
The ascent of Mont Ventoux via Sault is undoubtedly the easiest of the three. It is a 26 kilometer climb with an average gradient of 4.6%. The first 12 kilometers are relatively complicated with steep percentages at the "Ventouraget" level and also crossing the threshold of 1000 meters in altitude. The next 7 kilometers to Chalet Reynard are much more accessible, in the forest, in the shade according to the schedule and with a breathtaking view of the valley. The last section, 6 kilometers, remains the most impressive, the hardest too, with a summit in sight that seems within reach...