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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Isère

In 1936 Alpe d'Huez takes off. Jean Pomagalski installed the 1st lift beam and the world mark with his invention the beginning of a great adventure, one that will see a small mountain village metamorphose into an international resort.

Alpe d'Huez has developed since that date to 1860 meters of altitude on the Massif des Grandes Rousses. It is located in the department of Isere (38) and more precisely Oisans.

Le Pic Blanc, highest peak at 3,330 meters, offers a panorama of the Ecrins National Park and its famous peaks: the rake, the Meije Muzelle, the Aiguilles d'Arves, the Belledonne and Mont Blanc. A landscape covering almost 1/5th of the French territory of Italy to the Massif Central.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude45.0811640 (N 45° 4’ 52”)
Longitude6.0578190 (E 6° 3’ 28”)
AltitudeFrom 1024m to 3081m
Surface area14.16 km²
Population1444 inhabitants
Density101 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureGrenoble (60 km, 1h01)
Insee code38191
IntercommunalityCC de l'Oisans

Nearest cities & towns

Villard-Reculas3.6 km (6 min)
L'Alpe d'Huez4.4 km (9 min)
La Garde6.4 km (11 min)
Le Bourg-d'Oisans11.4 km (21 min)
Oz14.8 km (23 min)
Auris14.9 km (26 min)
Allemond15.1 km (25 min)
Oulles19.6 km (34 min)
Villard-Notre-Dame19.7 km (32 min)
Le Freney-d'Oisans20 km (26 min)
Vaujany21 km (33 min)
Ornon21 km (35 min)
Vénosc22 km (33 min)
Mont-de-Lans24 km (35 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Night-time snowmobile trek
Sports sensations120 € Les Deux Alpes (6.7 km)
Horse riding in the Alps
Nature and the great outdoors25 € to 950 € La Ferrière (27 km)
Tandem paragliding for all
Sports sensations75 € to 140 € Saint-Hilaire (29 km)
Trail at a dedicated, fully-equipped resort
Sports sensations3 € Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse (34 km)
Maiden paraglider flight in Maurienne
Sports sensations65 € to 80 € Valmeinier (35 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
La boucle d'Huez
Mountain bike itineraryEasy40 minHuez
La forêt de l'ours par la combe du Bras (n°22 vtt)
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic1h50Huez
Le Boulangeard (n°21 vtt)
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate1h40Huez
La balade des Combes
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate2h45Huez
Rando trail - n°1 Green - Les balcons de l'Oisans
HikeEasy2h00Villard-Reculas (2.5 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals