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Cycling Accommodation Alpe d'Huez - Les Deux Alpes

A large proportion of our summer guests come to explore the region on their road bikes. Our Lodge’s ideal location in the valley, with just a short 4% climb on the final home stretch, makes for an easy return at the end of a hard day. During a week’s stay riders can tick off many of the cycling world’s most famous mountain climbs. However, those that return again and again to the region will discover a limitless supply of lesser known but just as spectacular and challenging routes.

The region plays host to a number of professional and amateur events.



Tour De France - With so many world-renowned cycling routes found locally, it is no surprise that the region regularly hosts a stage of the Tour De France, often finishing with the 21 hairpin bends of the Alpe d’Huez. Les Deux Alpes has also been used as well as many of the classic mountain passes such as the Col du Lautaret, Col du Galibier and the Croix de Fer. This year three stages are within cycling distance of the Lodge, including finishes on the Col du Galibier, the Alpe d'Huez and a time trial in Grenoble.

 

            
            

La Marmotte - This annual amateur cyclosportive at the beginning of July attracts up to 8,000 competitors. The 175km route starts in Bourg d’Oisans, goes over the Col du Glandon, Col du Telegraphe and Col du Galibier, and finishes in Alpe d’Huez. The Marmotte includes over 5,180 metres of climbing.

 



The Alpe d'Huzes – In early June the Dutch descend on the region in a fantastic effort to raise money for the fight against cancer. This event, started by a group of friends a few years ago has grow rapidly to the point where it now raises millions of Euro and features on Dutch national television. Individual competitors or teams of four attempt to climb the Alpe d’Huez six times in a day. The entire 21 bend climb is packed with support from families, friends and event volunteers. Fully Booked for 2012

           
              

Alpe d’Huez Triathlon - Towards the end of July Alpe d’Huez hosts a three day triathlon event, using the Lac de Verney for the swimming stage, the classic climb to Alpe d’Huez for part of the cycling route, and the alpine meadows at the top of Alpe d’Huez for the running stage. Spanning three days, the event includes a juniors’ competition, a Long Distance Triathlon (2.2km swim, 115km ride and 22km run) and a Short Distance Triathlon (1.2 km swim, 30km ride and 7km run).

 

Marco Pantani – This lesser known event, starting and finishing in Les Deux Alpes, takes place towards the end of August. The 164km race starts with a hair-raising peloton descent into Bourg d’Oisans, passes over the Col d’Ornon, through the Alpe du Grand Serre, back via Villard Reculas and Huez before descending to the Barrage du Chambon for the final climb back to Les Deux Alpes.

              

Alpe d’Huez Time Trial – Every Thursday in July and August at 10am an official amateur time trial on this famous climb starts at the tourist office in Bourg d’Oisans. Competitors receive an official time certificate and prizes are given to the winners of various categories.



Please be advised that availability at the Lodge for major events such as the Marmotte and the Tour de France often book up months in advance and that we sometimes ask for a minimum of seven nights’ booking over these busy periods.



 
 
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Cycling Accommodation Alpe d'Huez