The climb

There are three approaches to the Mont Ventoux over paved road. One from the nord, starting in Malaucène, one from the East, starting in Sault and one from the south, starting in Bédoin. The latter is the most famous one, crossing the forest, the Chalet Renard and the moony landscape and passing the Tom Simpson memorial. It is indeed the approach that is taken most often when the Tour de France visits the Ventoux.