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Race up Mont Ventoux with le Tour de France and 1% Percent for the Planet

During the 100th Tour de France, we watched Chris Froome and his Sky team conquer Mont Ventoux, the “Beast of Provence”, and win the 15th stage of the Tour in gorgeous Haute Provence. Luckily for us, we don’t have to be world-class cyclists to enjoy a week touring the Provençal countryside. Join 1% for the Planet staff and 1% for the Planet member CycleVentoux this fall for a week of biking, luxury lodging, gourmet regional cuisine, spa and massage therapy, and cultural tours. We would be thrilled to meet you in Provence, a regoin renowned for its beautiful terrain, diverse routes, and Mediterranean climate which are ideal for cycling and outdoor enthusiasts.


Chris Froome in the yellow jersey, road stage from Givors to Mount Ventoux


Trina Peterson, Director of Development, 1% FTP summits Mont Ventoux

During your seven days with CycleVentoux, you will have the opportunity to enjoy everything the region has to offer. Equipped with professional-grade, carbon fiber bicycles with top-of-the-line shifting components, you will ride classic Tour de France climbs as well as explore the Alps and Pyrenees led by CycleVentoux’s local guides. If you so choose, you may climb Mont Ventoux, followed by lunch at a château. During wine harvest season, you will stop for wine tastings at celebrated Rhône Valley vineyards, such as Mont Redon in Châteauneuf du Pape and Domaine de Mourchon in Séguret. Decompress after climbs with a massage and a glass of rosé by the pool; refuel after rides with Provençal specialties at gourmet hotel restaurants as well as local bistros and cafes.

Riders refuel and enjoy the local cuisine

This year, the region of Marseille Provence is 2013’s European Capital of Culture. Cyclists can explore the showcase towns and villages, such as St. Rémy, Uzès, and Aix-en-Provence, which are vibrant with tourism, history, and special cultural events. Other cultural outings include visits to local markets, art galleries, and clothing boutiques where you can find great souvenirs, such as lavender, honey, soaps, and olive oil. In addition, you will have the unique opportunity to meet 1 % for the Planet affiliated French businesses, including cosmetic producers Codili, wineries, and food retailers that are interested in sustainability.

This six day/seven nights all-inclusive trip is $7,885. $1,820 is tax deductible and directly benefits 1% for the Planet’s efforts. Please contact or at (802) 291-0415 for more details on availability and booking. To learn about CycleVentoux check out their website and Facebook page.

Melody Bagett, Managing Director, 1% FTP stops at a local lavendar field

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