Cycling Alpe d’Huez in December

Tackled Alpe d’Huez today from our base in Bourg d’Oisans for the 30th consecutive month since we have lived here. Its tough in the winter because of the cold air so I took it at a steady pace keeping my heart rate at between 170-180 bpm. OK going up freezing cold coming down even with ski gloves on.

No one else was riding the 21 bends but i did get a few cheers from people driving up to go Skiing.

I tried out my new TORM jersey today as well – long sleeve large – although i think I could have done with a medium. Anyway give them a try very confortable and worked a treat.

1 thought on “Cycling Alpe d’Huez in December

  1. darren says:

    Hey dude
    just read your entry – Im in lyon next week and next weekend (sunday) had thought of doing a ride up the alpe. I was wondering about mtb or road bike hire in bourg this time of year ? any advice? I dont want to descend only ride up. Ive done it a few times in summer and thought january….why not??

    regards Darren

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Cycle Alpe d'Huez with More Than 21 Bends

Alpe d'Huez is a true icon amongst cyclist and features regularly in the Tour de France. Join us on one of our tours to climb Alpe d'Huez and more