ENJOYMENT AND CYCLING ON AND AROUND MONT VENTOUX

Finally there is a complete travel guide to Mont Ventoux. This mythical cycling mountain is at the top of many cyclists' bucket lists. This has not escaped the notice of authors Toon Claes, internationally renowned sports surgeon for whom the mountain holds no secrets, and Dina Vercruyssen, who has a B&B at the foot of the mountain.

After all, you don’t leave exclusively to cycle up the mountain. Because the many sights and picturesque villages in the region around it guarantee a very pleasant stay. And you can fully enjoy this before and after reaching the top.

The very colorful guidebook prepares you optimally for what you will see on the way up the mountain. The profiles are also indicated. A good trail knowledge is indispensable. And for those who don’t just come for this bare mountain, the book contains an overview of all the climbs in the region and a number of beautiful cycling routes. Also listed is where to find a bike store.

In addition, the history, sights, delicacies, nice stores, pleasant terraces and restaurants of each of the villages in the area receive extensive attention. In short, the guide gives you all the information you need to climb Mont Ventoux, take a bike ride in the area and explore the region.

The foreword is by Wout van Aert, who experienced his ‘moment de gloire’ here during the Tour de France on July 7, 2021. After reading the book, you are sure to look for your own moment of glory at the summit.

For €36.99, the book is for sale through the publisher’s website www.lannoo.be/nl/genieten-en-fietsen-op-en-rond-de-mont-ventoux and in bookstores.

Rens Klaasse

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