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Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez

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  • Kathi

    Originally, Alpe d'Huez was just a test-tube town for winter sports enthusiasts. But why not earn money in summer too? With the offer to let the entire peloton spend the night in the castles free of charge, Alpe d'Huez became the first mountain finish of the Tour de France in 1953.

    Since then, the 21 bends to Alpe d’Huez have been the epitome of mountain arrivals, for spectacles, for cycling legend for many cyclists - to be experienced live during the ascent through the names of the stage winners who are immortalized in the bends. So there is plenty of fun during the climbing party.

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    • February 6, 2017

  • Superti

    The place itself is not very nice and the alpine world is marked by ski tourism. But the climb is legendary. Here the very big in cycling won. The 21 bends are named after the winners here. In 2018, the Briton Geraint Thomas won here.

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    • November 13, 2018

  • Casper

    This where the stages of the Tour de France on Alpe d'Huez end.
    Pro tip, for the best views cycle/climb a further towards Col de Poutran. Here you look out over the village Alpe d'Huez, the surrounding mountains and can even see into the St. Jean de Maurienne valley.

    • September 3, 2019

  • Ben Thompson 🏔

    Iconic village in the cycling world.

    • May 6, 2018

  • Schingerhuette

    A must for fans of the Tour de France. Here you can feel the spirit of the tour.

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    • August 23, 2019

  • Frank W

    From the roundabout it goes first double-digit for 2 km. It is comparable to Wimbledon or Maracana Stadium. The sweeping makes it easy to gain altitude. Epic hairpins, dedicated to the winners. Dutch Corner etc. And all in August rain at 10 degrees

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    • May 17, 2019

  • Casper

    Always busy with cyclists here. A climb to cross of your list. Much history here.

    If you miss epic views at the top, you can cycle a bit further to Col du Poutran. Only a couple of kms more climbing, but a beautiful view towards Alpe d’Huez but also over the ridge to the other side.

    • July 28, 2019

  • Cristian

    Memorable climb! Unique in the world.

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    • September 16, 2020

  • Café du Cycliste

    “It is a rich slope” was the word that spread from the Romans. The mountain may see up to 1000 riders a day in the season and it’s an obvious but inescapable analogy that these velocipedes are here to mine the rich history of this mountain-side velodrome. Judge it or just enjoy it.

    Alpe d'Huez is part of our Montagnes du Monde series, head over to bit.ly/3zf8TuC and claim your badge if you rode this classic.

    • July 20, 2021

  • Sandrine F.

    Do not miss out on the main road. Look up and look at the side of the cliff ...

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    • May 25, 2020

  • Robert

    My 2001 horror mountain. I went up to the 2001 Tour de France, despite being in a very good condition, strength and endurance, it was brutal. There are ramps that you can hardly approach, it is so steep. Some say the average ascent to Alpe d Huez is around 12%. If not, please correct me. If you have the chance, you can go up there and see for yourself how the professionals are doing. Otherwise a myth that every amateur racing cyclist should have ridden.

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    • October 25, 2020

  • Frank.Ahr

    Experience the legend of the Tour de France up close.

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Eric Pinton

    Very nice climb, the first kilometers are the hardest.

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    • August 22, 2020

  • Andy

    Not a really nice place in the Alps, but a MUST for every racing cyclist ...

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    • August 7, 2021

  • Steveclan

    Great service, nice coffee and blankets.

    • June 16, 2019

  • rodr_uk

    Beware do not judge the markings as solely due Ski use, Mountain Bikes also cause erosion, by merely passing.

    Ski damage may be done when creating Pistes or if the snow is thin accidentally while maintaining pistes, as mixing ground and snow benefits no one, or damaging skiis and ground. when skiing.

    • November 22, 2018

  • Len

    The climb is a total of 13.8 km long and has no less than 21 turns. The first corner is number 21 and the last is number 1. In total the Tour de France has finished 30 times on the Alp D'Huez. In every corner you can read the name of one of the winners.

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    • August 5, 2021

  • Johannes Eckstein

    legendary climb with a lot of traffic ...

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    • September 19, 2021

  • Chris

    A busy climb that’s really not that enjoyable although Mythic in racing.
    Busy Ski village with little charisma.

    • July 8, 2021

  • CyclingZef

    Iconic climb, to do!

    Steep up to the Guard, then sustained. No respite.

    Prefer 'off-season' (sept-oct), much quieter.

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    • October 19, 2021

  • Bryan Bové

    The iconic ascent in the Alps. If you're in the area, you can't miss this one!

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    • May 31, 2022

  • Veloholic

    the myth of cycling, almost everyone knows this name and therefore it is almost a duty for every cyclist to ride here once

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    • June 29, 2022

  • Pierre gar

    If the arrival at the Alps is your objective but the climb seems impossible to you, you climb allemont the balconies of the oisans and you join the road to huez for the last turns .... You will have as much happiness and more eye candy. It is a heart operation that tells you and does it for these 60 years..

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    • July 17, 2022

  • Luc Ferrari

    If you are on top of the Alpe d'Heuz, be sure to drive over the Sarenne (narrow descent), this way you make a loop and you come back at the foot of the Alpe d'Heuz

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    • August 1, 2022


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