5 Reasons to ride the Haute Route Alpe d’Huez

12-14 July 2019

#1 The most famous climb in all of cycling
The 21 bends linking Bourg d’Oisans to Alpe d’Huez. Steeped in cycling folklore, images and stories of this climb have been seen and told all across the globe.

#2 Three shades of blue
Enjoy stunning views over the three man-made lakes of the region. Each a different shade of blue, the Lac du Chambon, Lac du Verney and Lac de Grand Maison might help you take your mind off the task at hand whilst climbing the many cols of the weekend.

#3 Ride through wallpaper-like panorama over the Balcons d’Auris

#4 Back to back ascents of the Col de la Croix de Fer
How many other events can you name where you get to ride both sides of such a famous climb in such quick succession? Tick both ascents off your bucket list in the space of just a couple hours.

#5 An incomparable cycling destination
Discover the Original course of the 2019 Haute Route Alpe d’Huez, and the many iconic climbs that you will get to conquer in the vicinity of Alpe d’Huez.