A beautiful round trip leading to the summit and back along the crests.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
From 'Malaucène' drive to the car park located at the Mont Serein camp site. The starting point, a quite wide track, is located at the right-hand side of the camp site.
Follow the signs indicating Mont Ventoux. (following long hiking trails GR4 and GR9).
There will be a crossing, you'll need to follow the GR4, leading to Mont Ventoux to the right leaving the GR9, to your left.
The climb starts off in woodland before arriving in a rocky landscape. The climb remains steady to the Mont Ventoux summit (1).Snow still present early May. Head back down along the 'Col des Tempêtes', (GR4).(2) You need to follow and walk between the large red and blue poles before reaching a sign indicating 'la Tête de la Grave' (3).. Once you've reached this sign, leave track GR4 and turn left (yellow waymarks). Walk downwards through the woodlands, some stony parts on the way can be a little bit tricky (be careful not to slip).
The GR9 will be at a crossing a bit further below (4), take a left and keep going straight ahead.
You'll come across the GR4 trail a bit further, take it, you'll be back on the starting trail.
Take Mont Serein's direction.
Be careful not to follow the sign 'Le Contrat' on the right (we unfortunately did!), Instead, head to the left (there's a pole with a drawing of a cross country skier, take this direction)
D : mi 0 - alt. 4652ft
1 : mi 2.65 - alt. 6214ft - Mont Ventoux
2 : mi 2.99 - alt. 5997ft - Col des Tempêtes
3 : mi 4.89 - alt. 5364ft - Tête de la Grave
4 : mi 5.78 - alt. 4590ft - GR9
A : mi 8.57 - alt. 4636ft
At the Summit, you can cheer and congratulate cyclists having successfully climbed this mythical stage of the Tour de France!
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Cross the remarkable cedar's forest then the beech forest will appear.
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