The road up to Alpe d’Huez, the classic climb by e-bike


Oh, the marvels of electricity! You no longer need to be super fit or follow a draconian training programme to enjoy the famous climb up the 21 switchbacks to Alpe d'Huez! The road is now open to all cyclists, so welcome to the world of Tour de France exploits!

Follow signs for Briançon out of Bourg d'Oisans and turn off onto the D211 to tackle the 21 switchbacks up to Alpe d'Huez and the official stage finish of the Tour de France on Avenue du Rif Nef at the top of the resort.
You can also carry on to Lac Besson (5.5 extra kms and 250m extra height gain).
Return on the same road.

Recharging: in restaurants in Huez and Alpe d'Huez.
Refreshments and restaurants during the ride:
Bars and restaurants in the villages of La Garde and Huez.
Full services available in Alpe d'Huez.

Craft: Alpe d'Huez Chantournage in the Alpe d'Huez - Musée d'Huez et de l'Oisans museum (free entry) in the Palais des Sports in Alpe d'Huez.
Year-round market: Saturday mornings in Bourg d'Oisans town centre.
Summer market; Friday mornings in Alpe d'Huez, in front of the Tourist Office.