Road Cycling Highlight
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.
February 6, 2017
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
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
“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
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.
October 25, 2020
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
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..
July 17, 2022
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