Mont Ventoux and Alpe D'Huez Accommodation
Although I hate the phrase 'bucket list', I am looking to tick off a couple of cycling challenges this year, those being Alp D'Huez and Mont Ventoux.
Does anyone have any recommendations for accommodation near the 2 locations.
It is going to be a bit of a rushed trip as we plan to drive down and spend 3.5 days cycling before heading back so want accom near the base of the climb.
I have search for similar forum post for accom and spotted one mentioning about staying in Veloventoux house is located in a village called Faucon (for MV), however we are thinking of staying a little close to the start of the climb and thinking of either Bedoin or Malaucene.
Does anyone have any recommendation in these areas. We aren't looking for anything really expensive or flash, just somewhere quiet with secure bike storage as we are taking our own bikes.
The same requirement as MV in terms of price & bike security. Obviously staying in AD is an option, but as we are having a few days here, we thought it better to stay lower down the mountain so we only have to do the climb once.
Google has come up with a few options, but I was hoping for someones personal experience for a recommendation.
Also, those who have cycled both, how tough are the climbs. I managed honister last year with a head wind...it was tough at the top but just about managed. Are there any gradients similar or do the challenges come from the length of the climb?
I currently have Compact (50/34) with a 25-11 on the back. Are recommendations to keep to 25 or up it to 28 (would rather not due to additional expenses). I know this is very much down to the individuals preference, but I am just trying to get an idea.
Has anyone got any good links to GPS routes in the region of AD. We plan on doing the climb once but also spending a couple days cycling the lower slopes.
Thanks in advance for recommendation on accom and cycling the 2 summits