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Piste de la Tête du Chauva

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A dirt track leading you from the south to the north side of Mont Ventoux to reach the summit.


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1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

Doubletrack

5,008' 1,526 m

High

4,673' 1,424 m

Low

348' 106 m

Up

13' 4 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Sadly, bad behavior by downhillers has resulted in the closure of both the north and south faces of the mountain to MTB, including the hiking trail between Chapelle St.-Croix and Jas des Pélerinsm, and the sections of the Grande Randonnée 4: Mondragon to Simiane-la-Rotonde and Grande Randonée 9: Buis-les-Baronnies to Cucuron that traverse Mont Ventoux.

Need to Know

MTB is tightly regulated in the alpine zone of this peak to protect its unique flora and fauna, and the rights of other trail users. Obey all signs.

Description

The dirt track used by the Tour of Mont Ventoux, the Grande Traversée de Vaucluse and the Bèdoin to Chalet Reynard routes to traverse the south side of Mont Ventoux does not go to the summit of this iconic peak.

If you want to build in extra time to make that detour, Check the wind forecast here, or current conditions here. Then use the Piste de la Tête du Chauva to traverse to the north side of the mountain. Join the paved D974 to finish wrapping the north side, then on up switchbacks to the summit.

After visiting the summit, you can retrace your path back to the route you started on, or continue down off the peak via other paved roads.

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