Cycling in Alpe d'Huez
The area offers a huge playground for thrill seekers with 2610 m of vertical drop and 260 km of trails linking the 8 communes of the area.
Alpe d'Huez includes the longest track in the world, with the Megavalanche track, with 30 km of downhill.
During your stay in Alpe d'Huez, you will appreciate this large domain and its 36 marked trails including
- 13 cross country trails
- 11 downhill trails
- 12 enduro trails
Open in July and August, the bike park includes 12 lifts and is accessible for all levels with many learning areas (pump tracks, north shore area, play areas).
Alpe d'Huez is a privileged destination for cycling lovers. Treat yourself to a stay in the Savoy resort and tackle its mythical climb.
The Alpe d'Huez climb is known as an iconic stage of the Tour de France, and has become a mecca for cyclists, with an average of 300 cyclists climbing it every day.
The 21-turn climb is 14 km long and has a vertical drop of 1120 m, with an average gradient of 7.9%.
You will start from Bourg d'Oisans (at 717 m altitude), to the resort of Alpe d'Huez (at 1860 m) passing through the villages of La Garde and Huez.
Every year, in July, the Marmotte race is organized, gathering nearly 7000 participants.
The ascent of Alpe d'Huez is an emblematic climb, to be done at least once in your life.
There is not only the ascent of the Alpe to do! During your cycling trip in Alpe d'Huez, discover other passes and climbs to do:
- The ascent to via Villard-Reculas
- The climb of Oz en Oisans
Ideally located, you will be in the center of Alpe d'Huez and near the ski lifts.
The Pop Alp is a unique hotel, with a colorful Pop Art inspired decoration, featuring :
- 28 rooms and suites
- An apartment
- Free breakfast
- A café / wine bar
- Concierge service
You will appreciate the comfort of this hotel, it will be ideal to rest after a day of cycling.