Mont Ventoux is the highest peak of the southern Dauphiné limestone alps. In 1336 Francesco Petrarca and his brother made the first documented ascent of an alpine mountain and their destination was “the gigant of provence“. This mountain climb symbolizes for many the foundation of alpinism. Also among bicycle fans Mont Ventoux is called one of the “holy mountains of the Tour de France“. Even though since the first crossing in 1951 it is only on the route every four or five years on average.
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Elevation: 1909 m
Country and region: France, Vaucluse
Mountain range: Southern Dauphine Limestone Alps
Prominence: 1148 m
Orometric dominance: 60
Coordinates: 44.174444, 5.278889