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Ridemeister Ventoux Gravel Edition with Bram Tankink

In Brief

For a select few, on behalf of Ridemeister, we are offering a gravel training week at our CCS Bedoin house near Mont Ventoux with Bram Tankink! The days will be filled with great rides. A special edition Ridemeister by Velor shirt is included. The delicious food will be prepared by our local chef and of course there is the great coffee.
The Cycle Coffee Society Ventoux House is a luxury, custom-built cycling accommodation located in the heart of Bedoin. Specially designed to meet the 'out of category' quality requirements of professional athletes as well as you; our guests.

 

 

Highlights:
- Stay in luxury CCS Ventoux House; complete with outdoor pool, full coffee bar with Il Magistrale Cycling Coffee and fitness room.
- There is daily cooking; breakfast, lunch and three-course dinner prepared in house by an in-house chef.
- Daily assisted rides with mechanical support.
- A custom Ridemeister shirt is included.
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Price on request

4 days
300 km
Incl. lodging

Additional options

Early check-in CCS House incl. breakfast

With this trip, you can arrive a day early on an overnight & breakfast basis at our regular location in Bedoin. The Cycle Coffee Society Ventoux House is located in the middle of Bedoin. This is possible up to a maximum of 1 night before the arrangement. This is including breakfast. Do you have any additional wishes? Let us know and we will do our utmost to arrange it for you!

150,00

150,00

Late check-out CCS House incl. breakfast

With this trip, you can leave one day later on an overnight & breakfast basis at our regular location in Bedoin. The Cycle Coffee Society Ventoux House is located in the middle of Bedoin. This is possible up to a maximum of 1 night after the package. This is including breakfast. Do you have any additional wishes? Let us know and we will do our utmost to arrange it for you!

150,00

150,00

Sports Massage CCS House

Take care of your body during a Cycle Travel cycling vacation and take advantage of our professional masseurs.

70,00

70,00

4Gold starter pack bicycle tour

  • Experience box with 4Gold supplements
  • Discover our gastrointestinal friendly sports nutrition
  • Perfect to get acquainted with our products or to give as a gift.
  • Contents:
    • 4 Energy Bars
    • 4 Isotonic Gels
    • 6 Single Servings Carbo Electro
    • 2 Golden Bottle 600 ml

33,95

33,95

Rental Bicycle Navigation Computer Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT V2

Rent your bike navigation inexpensively with us! The Wahoo Elemnt Bolt V2, the top product from Wahoo, is very user-friendly and simple to use. If you rent the bike navigation with a cycling vacation organised by or with Cycle Travel then we deliver the bike navigation installed including the GPX routes of this vacation pre-programmed.

25,00

25,00

Availability: In stock

Squirrel's Saddle Butter bike tour

Squirrel's Saddle Butter is the world's best natural bicycle ointment: for preventing saddle problems.

16,95

16,95

Availability: In stock

Details

The Cycle Coffee Society Ventoux House is a luxury, bespoke cycling accommodation, located in the heart of Bedoin. Specially designed to meet the 'out of category' quality requirements of professional athletes as well as you; our guests.

As opposed to just the summer months, you can't really name the perfect month for gravel riding in Provence, even in the fall and spring there is still some lovely sunshine to discover our gravel routes around Mont Ventoux and Provence. For a select few, we are offering a gravel training week at our CCS Bedoin home. The days will be filled with great rides. We will also go the fourth and still fairly unknown way up the Mont Ventoux; the so called "Les Graviers du Ventoux". A special edition RIDEMEISTER shirt is included. The delicious food will be prepared by our local chef and of course there is the great coffee.

You will be treated like a professional gravel rider in all respects; with a personal coach and bike guidance from none other than gravel specialist and ex-pro Bram Tankink, mechanical support and if necessary we offer an additional massage and sports nutrition package.

Program on request (preferred dates from Saturday to Tuesday)

There is a possibility to book an early check in for a day earlier and/or a late check out for a day later with an additional fee based on bed & breakfast p.p. per night.

This is a custom request, as an example we have here a format for booking a 4 day package

Day 1 -
Welcome at the CCS house in Bedoin in the afternoon
Each guest will receive a special edition Ridemeister shirt exclusively made by the Ridemeister clothing partner Velor.
Once you are settled in you are invited to join us for a leisurely 50km gravel ride around the vineyards of the "Cotes Du Rhône"; a relaxing ride to loosen up the legs, enjoy the view, let yourself be guided by Bram Tankink's tips and tricks and prepare for the great days ahead!
The welcome dinner will be served by our own chef at 20.00h.
Distance: 50km.

Day 2 -
After a relaxing night's sleep, breakfast and coffee will be served at 08:00 in the morning.
We gather in the courtyard at 09.30am to roll out for today's full day ride.
The ride will take on the "unknown" side of Mont Ventoux today. The gravel edition, which starts in Bedoin and goes all the way around the mountain. The final kilometers will run through the Malaucène side to reach the summit.
We return to the CCS house tired but satisfied to celebrate having completed the Les Graviers du Ventoux. We offer a massage for those who think they need it.
In the evening, you are invited to a 3-course dinner from our local chef.
Distance: 75-100km.

Day 3 -
Breakfast will be served at 08.00am (hopefully with not too sore legs after yesterday!)
After breakfast there will be a special Barista event with coffee from our partner Il Magistrale Cycling Coffee in the house in our own famous "Coffee Corner". A chance to enjoy great Magistrale coffee and take a break before the afternoon ride.
We will leave around noon for a guided ride of about 75km on beautiful Provençal gravel roads.
Return to the house for relaxation and a three-course dinner from our local chef.
Distance: 75km.

Day 4 -
Breakfast will be served at 07.00h. We gather in the courtyard at 08.30h to leave for the final 50km ride to the gravel roads at the Gorges de la Nesque.
Around 13.00h we return to the house for last but not least well deserved lunch.
All good things come to an end. So after lunch we will help you pack your bikes and wish you a beautiful farewell with many new lifelong memories of your stay at the CCS house, the Ridemeister experience, Bedoin and the Ventoux!
Distance: 50km.

Your trainer for this event is none other than gravel specialist and former professional cyclist Bram Tankink. Bram has an 18 year career as a professional cyclist behind him. Bram will gladly share his experiences, insights, training advice and technical tips for climbing and descending with gravelbikes with you.
The local team will design and develop specific guided gravel rides for you and your group. The rides will go over the most beautiful gravel roads, climbs, descents and classic Provençal landscapes on these days.
Your group will have a dedicated professional mechanic on hand to tune your bikes during your stay, so every mile and gear will go smoothly.

All food and drinks are included with breakfast, lunch and every evening 3-course menu prepared by our chef. Our chef works only with local producers and organic products. We know the value of good and tasty food.

We recommend the Ridemeister Ventoux Gravel Edition for riders of intermediate or higher level, or those with at least some experience riding in the mountains.
At no point will a rider be left alone, as our guides will always be on the trail with you.

 

EXTRA services to book*;
-Single room ; book your own private room at extra charge.
-Flightsor transfer to Bedoin*.
-GravelBike Rental*.
-Energybars and gels for 4 days*.
-Sport massage at €70.00 per hour; schedule a well-deserved sport massage during the week. Recover better from your efforts. If you want to book extra, you can do so on the spot.
-Earlycheck in and/or late check out of an extra day with extra payment based on bed & breakfast p.p. per night.
*=Ask for the possibilities.

WHAT'S INCLUDED.
-3 nights in a double room at the CCS Ventoux house.
-complete with outdoor pool, full coffee bar with Il Magistrale Cycling Coffee and fitness room,
-Daily cooking; breakfast, lunch and three course dinner prepared in house by in-house chef served with wine with dinner.
-Washing service in house.
-Daily assisted rides with mechanical support.
-A custom Ridemeiter by Velor shirt.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
-insurance.
-Reserve parts or equipment.
-Medical coverage.

 


We offer all of our guests an antigen test upon arrival at the house to ensure a healthy and safe environment. D

The Ridemeister Ventoux Gravel Edition can only take place when a minimum of 6 people register for the event.


Cost is upon request per person, group or as a business package. Only a limited number of places are available!
We apply an early bird rate of for corporate or private group bookings of 6 people or more.

Location: Bedoin, CCS Mont Ventoux (France)

Our 18th century historic "Cycle Coffee Society" house is nestled at the foot of Mont Ventoux, in the heart of old Bedoin, a charming Provençal village where life is peaceful, and cycling is a way of life. Many local rides begin and end at the doorstep of our Cycle Coffee Society, starting with the biggest, toughest and best of all; the iconic Tour de France climb "de Ventoux".

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Explanation sports level

MTB:

1star: beginner 50km2star
: above beginner 60km3star
: average 70km4star
: advanced 100km5star
: pro 160km



Road bike:

1star: beginner 50km2star
: above beginner 60km3star
: average 70km4star
: advanced 100km5star
: pro 160km



Level 1: Starter-Beginner;
You are just starting out in this sport, have no experience nor background as an athlete

Level 2: Beginner-Medium;
You are just starting with this sport, however you already have experience with other sports so you start with a good basic condition. You cycle 1 or 2 times a week.

Level 3: Average;
You are a sporty person, don't shy away from a challenge, exercise at least 2 to 4 per week, you can also already make some altitude gains and ride at higher averages.

Level 4: Advanced;
You are a trained athlete, you are looking for a challenge in sports, you are active at least 3 to 5 times a week, altitude meters and a higher average are not a problem

Level 5: Advanced/Performance oriented;
You train towards goals, challenges and also leave something for it you do not mind, you are driven and several times longer sport per week are no exception, you are performance oriented

Level 6: Advanced Plus;
As a highly trained person, you want to really test yourself to your limits, you seek challenges and are also willing to live for them, exercising is a part of your daily life.

Explanation luxury level

Level 0-1.5: Tour without overnight stay.

Level 2-2.5: Cycle Travel provides an overnight stay in a 2-star accommodation.

Level 3-3.5: Tour with overnight stays in the better bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel, hostel accommodations. Overnight stays on a half-board basis are a 3.5 rating.

Level 4-4.5: Cycle Travel provides a 4-star accommodation or boutique bed & breakfast. Optional full board booking (upgrade to level 4,5 appreciation).

Level 5-5.5: Cycle Travel will provide a more luxurious 4-star or 5-star accommodation or boutique hotel. We can upgrade the level of lunch, on-road catering or dinner to 5.5.

Level 6: Cycle Travel will provide a more luxurious 5-star accommodation, boutique hotel or luxury pop-up location. We can upgrade the level of lunch, on-road catering or dinner to 6+ level if required.

Explanation guidance level

Our team of passionate guides is always there for you. For any type of trip, event or clinic, Cycle Travel will provide the right accompaniment. We have an excellent network of professionals.

With the ranking from 1 to 6, we indicate to what extent the guidance is provided on a trip. Interested in an upgrade? Please let us know! Then we will gladly look for a suitable solution.

Level 0-1: a self-guided tour without guidance. Cycle Travel provides the routes on GPX.

Level 2-2.5: a self-guided tour without guidance including routes on GPX and tips for the road. Cycle Travel has a goody bag or contact person at the locations visited that you will receive as a traveler.

Level 3-3.5: a self-guided tour without guidance including routes on GPX and tips for the road. Cycle Travel has accommodation on the basis of a 3-star hotel or bed & breakfast. There is someone on site who is familiar with our clients and is personally available for you (level 3,5)

Level 4-4.5: a guided tour including routes on GPX and tour guide on the bike or in a follow car.Cycle Travel has accommodation based on a 4-star hotel, hostel or bed & breakfast. During a guided tour it is optionally possible to book a mechanic and masseur. (The valuation then amounts to 4.5)

Level 5-5.5: A fully catered vacation with a complete support team consisting of tour guide, mechanic and masseur. A follow car is provided including care on the road during the rides. Accommodation will be in luxury chalets, hotels or boutique bed & breakfasts.

Level 6: The ultimate luxury cycling vacation with top locations and carefully selected accommodations. Only the very best counts for us and you as our client! Get carried away on a next level cycling vacation.

Explanation gravity level

We roughly determine the heaviness of a trip based on a variety of circumstances. Severity can be determined by distances or by the altitude meters in distances. In addition, you experience a ride on a gravel or mountain bike already 'heavier' than a road bike ride.

Per category this is approximately what you can think of. Always discuss with us alternatives or modified routes which also influence the heaviness.

Road Bikes - Race bikesDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 170 km700-1100
Level 280 km1100-1500
Level 3100 km1500-2200
Level 4120 km2200-2800
Level 5150 km2800-3800
Hors Category175+ km3800-5500
Mountain Bike - MTBDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 130-50 km700-1000
Level 240-60 km1000-1300
Level 350-75 km1300-1800
Level 455-90 km1800-2400
Level 560-100 km2400-3300
Hors Category150+ km3800-5500
GravelDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 130-50 km700-1000
Level 240-60 km1000-1300
Level 350-75 km1300-1800
Level 455-90 km1800-2400
Level 560-100 km2400-3300
Hors Category150+ km3800-5500

Location: Bedoin, CCS Mont Ventoux (France)