Rapha Retreats - Ventoux 2014

Cycling’s relationship with Ventoux is one of untold heartbreak and legendary glory. Based in a private hamlet in the Luberon, this Retreat offers an immersion in the setting of some of cycling’s greatest struggles and victories.
Called Le Grand Banc, this private hamlet overlooks 400 acres of farmland, scrub oak, lavender and cypress trees. It’s the perfect base form which to explore the region, and is serviced with outdoor dining terraces, a swimming pool, and stunning interiors. You will love Le Grand Banc if you are after rustic charm, beautiful art, simple pleasures and tranquil seclusion.

Room availability

Le Grand Banc features a variety of rooms that can accommodate couples, singles and even triples. The total price per person varies between £2100-£2480 depending on your room selection.
A £500 deposit secures a single place on this Rapha Retreat so please make two deposits if you are couple. After you have made your deposit, the Rapha Travel team will contact you to discuss your accommodation options.
  • 4 May 2014-9 May 2014: £2100 – £2480
  • 11 May 2014-16 May 2014: £2100 – £2480
  • 14 Sep 2014 -19 Sep 2014: £2100 – £2480
  • 28 Sep 2014 -3 Oct 2014: £2100 – £2480


  • Groups of 15 to 18 riders
  • Accommodation on private estates in beautiful locations
  • Local art and culture
  • Activities for non-riding partners and guests
  • Signature Rapha Support
  • Pro-level bike and group set
  • Ride guides, mechanic and soigneur support
  • Massage and laundry
  • All meals and ride nutrition
  • Jaguar support cars

About Rapha Retreats

Rapha Retreats are the ultimate in cycling escapes – based in stunning locations, with exceptional food and drink, and relaxed schedules that allow our guests to ride at their own pace. Get in as much challenging riding as you want, and then indulge and unwind with excellent food, drink and great company.
Daily group rides are led by our guides, and routes are provided for the days you want to ride solo. Our experienced mechanics and soigneurs are on hand to look after your bike and body, aiding your recovery and relaxation. Non-riding companions are welcome to enjoy the Retreats, with plenty of activities and entertainment offered.