Market Town of Bourg d'Oisans sits at the bottom of Alpe d'Huez
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Bourg d'Oisans

Bourg d'Oisans has been used as a start town in the Tour de France on many occassions and is the perfect base for exploring the Tour de France climbs such as Alpe d'Huez, Col du Galibier and the Col de la Croix de Fer. The bustling market town has a whole hosts of bars and restaurants and really is the place to be based for your self catered cycling holiday.
Bourg d'Oisans sits at 750 metres above sea leveland the base of Alpe d'Huez (made famous by the Tour de France ). It lies at the point at which six contrasting valleys, known collectively as the Oisans, meet. It has been used as a start town in the Tour de France on many occasions - the last being in 2008.

Due to its central position in this area, Bourg d'Oisans is the ideal location for a road bike holiday in the Alps. The Col du Glandon and Croix de fer, and the Telegraph and Galibier are all within reach, and because Bourg d’Oisans is at the valley, all the rides will end with an amazing alpine decent into and along the valley to town.

The town has a population of approximately 3000 people which swells in the summer season with its cycling visitors. The town has plenty of bars and restaurants set along the main streets along with an abundance of patisseries and grocery and gift shops and a few cycle stores. When you are not cycling, the town has a great outdoor swimming pool open July and August, along with a tennis and squash centre, Museums and a small cinema. Throughout the summer the Tourist Office also arranges a programme of events and activities most of which are free join in.

There are also good bus services from the city of Grenoble.


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Bourg d'Oisans is Our Summer Base

We moved here in 2008 after spending a week in 2007 competing in the Megavalanche mountain bike week in Alpe d'Huez. We were not too impressed with the town of Alpe d'Huez but loved the ambience of village life down in the valley in Bourg d'Oisans, so we sold up in the UK and moved here with our two children.

Now that our children have grown up we live here during the summer only and spend the summer months helping our guests have the best possible time

We like to think we know the area very well now so if you have any questions or want some advise please do not hesitate to contact us. We can not always guarantee to answer your question but we will try our best.