107km | 3,750m + · Tuesday AUgust 28th
Setting off from Valloire for the start of the third stage, the peloton will come immediately face to face with the celebrated Col du Galibier; rising to 2,642m the ascent averages a misleading 7% over the full 18.1km. The climb features several long sections averaging in excess of 10%, including the final kilometre to the summit! After conquering the Galibier, the Col de Sarenne awaits before a descent down the 21 bends of Alpe d’Huez and summit finish in Les 2 Alpes. This final climb of the day rises 608m from the Chambon Dam at an average of 6.2% to reach the finish line in Les 2 Alpes.
Les 2 Alpes international ski resort is located in Isère, in the Northen French Alps, 70 km from Grenoble.
The resort of 2 Alpes welcomes you all summer long from 23rd of June until 1st of September 2018 and has many activities to offer to please one and all!
Les 2 Alpes’ resort is situated in the heart of Oisans, the place to be for amateur and professional cyclists with legendary cols: Col du Lautaret, Col du Galibier, Col de la Croix de Fer, Col de Sarenne, the Alpe d’Huez climb, Les 2 Alpes climb…
Between 3200m and 3600m, the glacier (the biggest skiable glacier in Europe) welcomes amateur and professional ski racers all summer long on the slopes but also on the internationally renowned snowpark.
A unique area of downhill mountain biking with more than 12 000 m of ascending elevation between 900n and 3200m of elevation, with adapted cable cars to carry bikes.
Activities for everyone:
Sporting activities such as hiking, white-water sports, via ferrata, climbing, paragliding…
But also relaxing moments with the fitness, sunbathing…
Anyways, there is fun for the whole family!
Some key events:
22-24 June: Les 2 Alpes Outdoor Festival (Mountain bike, trail, ski, snowboard, paragliding, golf…)
29 June until 1st July: Mountain of Hell (Mountain bike)
7-8 July: Muzelle Festival (snowboard)
18 July: Fête de Venosc
21 July: Vintage Motor Show (motorbikes and vintage cars gathering)
26 July: Fête de l’artisanat et du goût à Venosc
2 August: Marché des Potiers à Venosc
5 August: Fête de Foins (traditional event)
6 until 10 August: 1 2 3 Tribu (family event)
9 August: Marché des Arts Forains à Venosc
15 August: Fête de Mont de Lans
28 and 29 August: Haute Route (road bike)
Les 2 Alpes obviously also lives for the winter season from 26th October until 4th November and from 1st December 2018 until 27th April 2019!
A unique ski area with a guaranteed snow cover thanks to his high-altitude resort and his glacier; 410 hectares of groomed slopes between 1300m and 3600m of elevation.
1 snowpark of 10 hectares, Freestyle Land: slopestyle, half pipe, beginners zone, slide zones, rails, big air…
The connection with the La Grave / La Meije resort, with the legendary descent of Vallons de la Meije
An outstanding off-piste ski area: 1400 hectares of ungroomed and wild slopes.
A large choice of activities: skiing lessons, snowshoeing tours, quad bike, paragliding, snowmobiles, climbing, pool, ice rink, fitness, museums, discovery of the villages.