Doing more in Alpe D'Huez, France
Alpe D'Huez is well known in the summer as it is often used as a challenging stage in the Tour de France due to the 21 hairpin beds on the road up to resort - 2011 saw the arrival of the Tour but it looks like the riders will avoid it in 2012.....but they
At a Glance
- Altitude (min):
- Altitude (max):
- Hiking/walking trails:
- Top 5 things to do:
- Mountain biking the Sarenne
- Mountain horse riding
- Visiting Alpe D'Huez's archaeological dig - a medieval village (12th - 14th Century)
- Cycle up the famous 21 hairpin bends
- Getting there:
We include a Eurotunnel crossing in our prices (for stays of 1 week or longer) see travel arrangements
- Activity Program:
- Resort Amenities:
- Alpe D'Huez has all the amenities you would expect to find in a town - supermarkets, banks, post office, shops, sports shops, restaurants, bars, internet cafe, tourist office, dr's, pharmacy, sports centre, nightclubs, and even an altiport.
- Local currency:
- Time Difference from UK:
- + 1 hr
- Internet access:
- Yes - WIFI
- Swimming pool:
- Indoor and outdoor
Holidays in Alpe D'Huez
The resort will host a tour stage on 18 July in 2013 for the anniversary of the Tour de France - our chalets have now sold but we still have some hotel and apartment options - contact us with your requirements
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Events in Alpe D'Huez
The resort plays host to a range of events each year. The Marmotte race, the Alpe D'Huez triathlon and the Magavalanche are just 3 that take place each summer.
Check out the events page for more information or contact us if you want to secure accommodation for any of these weeks
Alpe D'Huez has a great network of lifts for hikers and bikers giving quick and easy access into the mountains. There are 143 miles of marked routes including several easy routes for families which are accessible to everyone.There are 12 lakes within walking distance of the resort.There is a large open air pool and an icerink as well as a sports centre (Palais de Sports) which has an indoor pool, gym, climbing wall, squash, badminton, indoor golf range and sauna.
There is a 9 hole golf course, mini golf, archery, tennis and a summer luge or you might like to try horse riding, paragliding or a via ferrata. Some of the activities are included in a VISALP pass as well as use of the lifts (see doing more).
Alpe D'Huez regularly hosts a stage on the Tour de France - most recently in 2011.
Many visitors like to ride the 21 bends to see if they can do it.....if you fancy a go at that or would prefer mountain biking the Sarenne or similar, let us offer you a week in our chalets - either catered or self-catered.
You can stay in any of our accommodations and we can provide bike hire - contact us with your requirements
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The resort of Alpe D'Huez is a mountain bikers paradise.
Whether you are loooking to participate in the Megaavalanche or the Marmotte or just enjoy the range of trails across the mountain - there are some wonderful biking holidays to be enjoyed here.
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Accommodation in Alpe D'Huez
Location of Alpe D'Huez
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Doing More … Design your holiday to suit you.
When you book your holiday with Zenith Holidays, you can be confident that we will be there to help make the whole experience as smooth as easy as possible.
During the week before you leave, we will call you to make sure you have all you need or to provide any help or assistance in some last minute touches - but, before then, do make sure your passport is valid (not required for Jersey) and peruse our upgrade possibilities - you can book up to 2 weeks before you travel but do be aware that some things will sell out - airport parking and the Meet & Greet service often do on peak holiday dates and the "Fetch-my-luggage" service is bound to be popular on busy weeks so do book that early.
If you need an airport hotel or even some "tried & tested" car games for the kids for the drive down, let us know or book them online - once you have booked your holiday, all these extras can be added in your own secure booking area.
Have a great holiday!
These passes are valid from 3 days and more and give you FREE access to a range of activities as well as preferential rates on others.
Save money and time by having your skis , boards, surfs or golf clubs taken to resort for you
With Meteor meet and greet car parking there is no driving around looking for a car park when you arrive at the airport.
Matthew's Friends is a local charity that we have chosen to support this year - read on for more information about this charity....
Pre-book secured airport parking at any of 16 UK airports including Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, and Birmingham.
If you're flying from Stansted, Gatwick or Birmingham why not start your holiday off in style and book into the airport lounge?
If you're taking a small child skiing for the first time you might want to purchase a Nippergrip before you go.
Want to get fit for the Winter season? If you can’t make it to a gym regularly why not sign up for an online programme and have a personal trainer at a fraction of the usual cost.
Save some packing space & have your bath robe waiting for you in your chalet.
Photos of Alpe D'Huez
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Events in Alpe D'Huez
21 July 2013 to 25 July 2013
This will be the 8th year for the Alpe d'Huez Triathon sponsored by EDF - there is a short course and a long course for the competitors both looking very challenging!