Fixed date More Than 21 Bends Alpe d’Huez cycling tour
As well as our custom Alpe d’Huez cycling tours each year we organise a cycling tour for people who want to join a larger group of cyclist. This tour takes place in the middle of June
So if you want to embark on a breathtaking adventure join us for our scheduled Cycling Tour of the Alpe d’Huez region, a journey that promises not only physical exhilaration but also an immersion into the stunning landscapes and challenging terrains that define this iconic Tour de France cycling destination.
Nestled in the heart of the French Alps, the Alpe d’Huez region is renowned for its majestic mountain peaks, picturesque villages, and, of course, the legendary Alpe d’Huez climb. As you pedal through charming alpine villages, each turn of the crank will reveal panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and cascading waterfalls, creating an immersive experience that transcends the ordinary.
The centerpiece of this tour is undoubtedly the ascent of Alpe d’Huez itself. With its 21 hairpin bends (More Than 21 Bends !) and an elevation gain that tests the mettle of even the most seasoned cyclists, conquering this iconic climb is a badge of honor for riders from around the world. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you push yourself to the limits, all while surrounded by the awe-inspiring beauty of the Alpine landscape.
But the tour is not just about the physical challenge—it’s a celebration of camaraderie and shared passion for cycling. Connect with fellow riders, swap stories of triumph and perseverance, and forge lasting memories against the backdrop of one of the world’s most breathtaking cycling destinations.
Our carefully curated route taking in the Tour de France greats of the Alpe d’Huez, Col du Galibier, Col de la Croix de Fer, Col de la Madeleine and other less well known but equally beautiful cols, ensures that you not only experience the thrill of the ride but also indulge in the local culture and cuisine. From quaint mountain cafes serving hearty Alpine fare to encounters with welcoming locals, this tour is a holistic exploration of both the cyclist’s spirit and the unique charm of the Alpe d’Huez region.
So whether you are on your own or part of a group , saddle up, embrace the challenge, and join us for an unforgettable More Than 21 Bends Cycling Tour of the Alpe d’Huez region—a celebration of cycling, and the majestic beauty of the French Alps. Let the wheels spin and the adventure unfold as we mark this special occasion on your cycling journey.
Typically each day (except Wednesday) is around 80-90 km. There is a lot of climbing from 1000 to 2500 metres of climbing every day. (Wednesday is a shorter day of about 30KM and 600 metres of climbing)
Saturday – Arrive in the Oisans
Sunday – Col du Glandon / Lacets du Montvernier
Monday – Col du Chaussey / Col de la Madeleine
Tuesday – Col du Telegraphe and Col du Galiber
Wednesday – Shorter day – Col d’Ornon
Thursday – Alpe d’Huez Col de Sarenne
Friday – Pas de la Confession.
Saturday – Depart from the Oisans
The tour price
1999 Euros per person based on a shared room basis. Single rooms are available for an additional 400 Euros per person. For this we provide Breakfast and picnic lunch. Vehicle and mechanical support everyday with a French / English speaking guide. We can also provide an airport pickup and drop off for an additional cost depending on when and where you are arriving. You can either bring your own bike or hire a bike through us. We are very happy to accept electric bikes on our cycling tours.
For this tour we also provide a group discount starting from 4 or more people or if you are a larger group then we can orgainise a custom tour for you.