Cycle Alpe d’Huez, Col de la Madeleine , Galibier and more in our original 1 week cycling tour
Bourg d’Oisans has been used as a start town in the Tour de France on many occasions 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 program of events and activities most of which are free join in.
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