• Distance Instructions
  • Distance 45 km
  • Time 0 s
  • Speed 0 km/h
  • Min altitude 710 m
  • Max. Alt. 1821 m
  • Alt. Gain 1208 m
  • Descent 1554 m


Start: Le Bourg-d'Oisans, Isere, France

From Le Bourg-d'Oisans the ascent of Alpe d'Huez is immediate so a small ride down the valley to warm up the legs can help. The famous 21 hair-pins have an average gradient of 8.1% with a maximum gradient of 12%. After the initial set of switchbacks you will continue through small villages and alpine farming areas. The ride tends to have a series of tight switchbacks followed by a straight stretch as you weave around the mountain. The village of Alpe d'Huez is a ski village though there is some activity in summer with a few cafes open for refreshments. For the return, this ride descends back to Huez before turning off to Villard-Reculas. This road is narrow and a little rough but gives great views over the valley and mountain views looking south. The ride descends through forest before reaching the D1091 and heads east, back to Le Bourg-d'Oisans. A fun short loop to experience the famous 21 bends.

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ColsAltitude (m)
Alpe d'Huez1880