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Venteux & Alpe d'huez Long Weekend

Jon OBJon OB Posts: 2
edited April 2010 in Tour & expedition
I'm looking at booking a long weekend with some friends in September to tackle Mont Venteux and Alpe d'huez. Probably leaving Thu/Fri returning Mon.

Has anyone got any advice (apart from get training!! :lol: ).

Best airport to fly in to, which to do first, how long to drive between the two, cheap and cheerful accommodation etc.

Many thanks in advance.

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  • AndsAnds Posts: 1,437
    Jon OB wrote:
    I'm looking at booking a long weekend with some friends in September to tackle Mont Venteux and Alpe d'huez. Probably leaving Thu/Fri returning Mon.

    Has anyone got any advice (apart from get training!! :lol: ).

    Best airport to fly in to, which to do first, how long to drive between the two, cheap and cheerful accommodation etc.

    Many thanks in advance.
    I have done the drive between Mont Ventoux & Alpe d'Huez (well Bourg d'Oisans) 3 times and it takes about 3-3.5hrs.

    Nimes is probably the closest airport to Ventoux but is to the west (altho I think Avignon does have an airport). Grenoble or Lyon would be better airports if you need to do a round trip.
  • craigentycraigenty Posts: 960
    What Ands said ^^^^^

    3 - 3.5 hours drive between Ventoux and Bourg.
    Avignon is closest to Mont Ventoux, then Nimes and Marseille.
  • ZenithZenith Posts: 1
    We have arranged these a few times and the train to Avignon often works out easier than flying - worth thinking about.
    Car hire can be pre-arranged at the train station too so seemless
    Cheers
    Stuart
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