Tour du ALS Eric van de Sande Mont Ventoux 2022

In Brief

In memory of Eric van de Sande, we are organizing our second Mont Ventoux Experience in conjunction with the 10th edition of the Tour du ALS

- Participation in the Tour du ALS in memory of Eric van de Sande
- Travel on the basis of bed and breakfast
- Stay in luxury boutique home of Cycle Coffee Society
- Climbing mythical Mont Ventoux on different sides
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June 04, 2022 / June 10, 2022
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There are still 12 tickets available.

€200,00 - €450,00

6 days
395 km
Incl. lodging

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In memory of Eric, we are organizing our second Mont Ventoux Experience in conjunction with the 10th edition of the Tour du ALS A challenging cycling vacation up and around France's most striking mountain on a road bike. This trip is on the world's most popular mountain takes you over the mythical col as well as the beautiful surroundings. In 2022 it is extra special that this edition is simultaneously the 10th anniversary edition of Tour du ALS! We will not let this go by unnoticed of course.

On behalf of the children, family and foundation of Eric in het zadel the registration for the TOUR DU ALS will be paid for with a minimum of €1.500,- per participant from the donation that will be made to TOUR DU ALS. If you would like to make an extra contribution, of course that is always possible.

Eric van de Sande


In the village of Bedoin we offer a super location for cycling vacations near the Mont Ventoux. In the center of Bedoin lies the small-scale boutique residence of our partner Cycle Coffee Society. The boutique residence is about 10 hours drive from Eindhoven.

Around the mythical mountain is a beautiful area for cycling. We will also explore this area completely besides that the Mont Ventoux can be climbed from different sides. Let us surprise you in this beautiful area!

Program Saturday, June 4 to Friday, June 10, 2022

There is a possibility to book a full stay from June 4 to 10 on a bed & breakfast basis OR just the event with arrival on June 8 and departure on June 1 (also including breakfast)

Additional services to be booked;
-SportmassageCCS from €69.95; schedule a well-deserved sports massage during the week. Recover better from your efforts.
-4Gold sports nutrition package; take good sports nutrition with you when you travel, take advantage of an offer from 4Gold and get it sent to you for free in advance so you can try everything in preparation.

The program is simple and subject to weather conditions of course. We can adjust the program if necessary.

Day 1: Saturday, June 4
Travel day and afternoon arrival with tour, introduction, briefing and coffee at the Cycle Coffee Society house in Bedoin.

Day 2: Sunday, June 5
After a hearty breakfast, we start the day with a leisurely round in the area along the "Cotes Du Rhône" vineyards. You will receive the route on GPX.

Day 3: Monday, June 6
Impressed by the surroundings, today we will add more climbing kilometers to the trip. Among other things, we will go to the Gorges de la Nesque and the valley of the Ouveze. We will climb the Mont Ventoux today from Malaucene.

Day 4: Tuesday, June 7
The big hit of this trip; we will ride the famous 11th stage of the Tour de France. Great win by Wout van Aert in 2021. This lap is 120km to Sault via the Gorges de la Nesque with 2 climbs of Mont Ventoux.

Day 5: Wednesday, June 8
Today we take a break, the trip from yesterday will certainly be felt. A tip is to go by bike to the vineyards to do a wine tasting at a Mont Ventoux.
At the end of the afternoon or evening we expect the arrival of

Day 5: Thursday, June 9*
*On June 9, 2022, we will climb Mont Ventoux for the 10th time to raise money for the fight against ALS. A special edition for this festive anniversary. Note: this is a pre-registration. Register via ALS:

As a group for Eric, we will handle the registration for you. If you want to make an extra donation, of course you can. There is a maximum of 11 participants including the Tour du ALS entry fee!

There will be a party after the event for all participants. See additional info on ALS below**

Day 6: Friday, June 10
We take a hearty breakfast and start our return journey

During our bike rides, a follow car may be present. At fixed locations during the bicycle tours we will make a stop with food. A permanent tour guide (on the bike) is present during these tours.

The sporting aspect is suitable for anyone who has an average or good physical condition. We take into account the differences between us, this is also normal in the mountains. The most important thing is that we all will experience a very nice and special week. The accommodation and facilities are top, the surroundings are great!

In connection with the special edition around ALS that will take place on the mountain during this period, there are also opportunities to participate as a runner or walker. See additional information at **

**Extra information related to the Tour du ALS 2022

If you sign up for Tour du ALS, you'll get...

The most important thing that Tour du ALS offers you is an unforgettable experience and the opportunity to make a special contribution to help eradicate ALS from the world! Furthermore, you will receive:

... a life changing experience

... a warm Tour du ALS family

... a beautiful Tour du ALS jersey worth €100.

... a private action page where you can share your story and raise money

... a participant meeting where we update you on what to expect in France

... a starter kit that you receive in France

... access to Village du Départ, the Tour du ALS village in France, where you can go for questions and information during the event

... professional care before, during and after the climb from the Red Cross and physiotherapists

... a spectacular final party

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


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)