I've ridden the climb from the Bedoin. I recall several campsites nearby, and at least one bike shop in the centre of town.
The climb up from Bedoin is the classic tour climb, easily the steepest route. It starts off easily enough, then gets very steep into the forest, eases a bit past Chalet Reynard then is fairly relentless and exposed to the summit. It never looks far away, but takes ages to reach. The wind can be very strong at the top, pack at least a gillet and arm warmers.
The descent back down is spectacular.
The snow gates were closed at Easter, but on a bike it's easy to sneak under or around them and still ride to the top on the south facing side. It was still unploughed on the other side, I can't remember if that was the road down to Mauceline or Sault.