I’m talking about the little hill (1912 m) called Mont Ventoux. This is the windy mountain, with wind over 90+ km/h about 340 days out of the year. My son and daughter-in-law decided that it would be fun to ride bikes to the top (son; NIko) and from Bedoin to Sault (daughter-in-law; Robin)
Robin getting ready for her ride.There are three roads to the top. The road from Bedoin is the most difficult so we took that road. In 1882 a meteorological station was built. Today the station isn’t operating but the 50m-high telecommunications mast, added in the 1960’s, is operational.The sky was really this blue! That’s Provence for you. The top of the mountain is limestone. In the 12th century, the local people cut down the trees so today there is nothing growing at the summit. From a distance, and most of the year, it looks like there is snow on the top. During the winter months this is often true.
The grandchildren, my friend Marie and I drove to the top. The tourists were gone and there weren’t many cyclists. The sky was blue, the scenery amazing and the drive lovely.