The Devil Ride – August 2019
Why the Devil Ride? Well honestly who else would come up with this ride. It’s total madness – covering 265 km and 7200 m of incline over the route from Mont Ventoux to Alpe d’Huez.
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Why the Devil’s Ride? Well honestly who else would come up with this ride. It’s total madness – covering 265 km and 7200 m of incline over the route from Mont Ventoux to Alpe d’Huez.
Starting in the early hours climbing Ventoux, then ride ride ride until you reach Alpe d’Huez to finish. Easy as that!
The ride is partly supported with feedstations and vehicles for riders’ day bags, water and spares along the route, but you’ll be riding your own pace and will need to be self sufficient for mechanicals. The route is not fully signposted but each entrant will receive the GPX file and route sheet.
The route chosen for The Devil Ride was first created by Scott Burgess in 2015, who brought friends together in London to take on the ordeal. Two riders fell asleep during their ascend of Alpe D’huez, all in aid of The Harrison’s Fund, a charity well backed by one of the initial Devil Ride riders Will Jackson Moore, who recently completed the route used in the 55th edition of the Tour de France in 1968.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Ride nutrition and drinks
- Feed stops and support vans
- Luggage transfer
- Transfer from Marseilles and Avignon, and to Lyon at limited times
- GPX file and route card
- Return flights
- Travel insurance
- Bike rental
- Arrive in Marseilles Airport or Avignon TGV in the early afternoon
- Transfer to Malaucene at limited times
- Bike set-up and a short afternoon spin
- Bag drop to vans
- Ride briefing and dinner
- Quick packed breakfast
- Early depart (around 04:00)
- Support and lunch stations along the route
- Arrival in Alpe d’Huez by 20.30
- Celebration dinner
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Transfer to Lyon airport
- Hotel check out is at 11:00
In Malaucene we’re in the charming hotel Domaine des Tilleuls, with perfect access to the ride.
In Alpe d’Huez we finish the ride in style in Pic Blanc **** Spa & Hotel.
Accommodation is a shared twin room as a standard but single rooms are an option with a surcharge.
We cater for all dietary requirements and ask guests to let us know their preferences before arrival.
The Velusso cycling holiday experience is for enthusiastic cyclists who enjoy having fun both on and off the bike. Riding with experienced Ride Leaders is the ideal way to explore new destinations.
There will always be a range of fitness levels and riding abilities within a group. Our Ride Leader will ensure that we accommodate these differences in our route planning, as best as possible. Nobody will be left behind, and groups will always reform at the top of climbs, as well as riding together at a steady pace on the flats.
Certain trips are more suitable for experience riders, whereas others are perfect for beginners. This is indicated by the difficulty rating in the Overview tab on each trip page. Ask our team for more details of which trip may be best for your riding level.