Every couple of years, the Tour de France visits the Mont Ventoux. It’s a feast for all the tourists enjoying the sun and light of this beautiful area of France. The reason why the Mont Ventoux is not part of the Tour almost on a yearly basis, like the Col du Galibier or Tourmalet, has to do with the pecular position of the mountain. The Mont Ventoux lies a bit separated from the rest of (the big climbs of) the Alps. Therefore, it is often the final of a more or less flat stage through the Rhone valley or southern Provence.