Alpe d'Huez

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Alpe d'Huez - Tourism in the Isère

Located at 1,860 metres altitude in the Grandes Rousses mountain range in the Oisans, the ski resort of Alpe d'Huez is a renowned winter sports destination. Offering abundant sunshine, pure air, good snow coverage and 240 km of runs, the resort is paradise for skiers and snowboarders. Other reasons for its popularity include the 16-km La Sarenne run (one of the longest in the world!), night skiing, fantastic sports facilities, an outdoor ice rink, shops, entertainment and great après-ski spots.

Alpe d'Huez is also a fitness resort in the summer season, offering numerous activities like rambling, mountain biking, climbing, via ferrata, horse riding, fishing and pool swimming, to name but a few.

Well-known among cycling enthusiasts is the Alpe d'Huez ascent. This legendary stage of the Tour de France has 21 hairpin bends and is a challenge taken up by thousands of cyclists every summer.

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