Alpe d’Huez annual events

 

Alpe 21, Alpe d’Huez Pedestrian climb of the 21 bends, August.

Seen it on TV and fancy doing it yourself? Well now is your chance with the “Alpe 21” amateur competition – a timed pedestrian climb of the 21 bends up to Alpe d’Huez. This meeting gathers more than 500 hikers and runners and also includes a 1,2 mile race just for children on the Avenue des Jeux in the very heart of the resort.

 

Alpe d’Huzes – Dutch Bike challenge Dutchies on Bikes raising money for charity.

For the 9th year in a row in 2014, a great number of Dutch cyclists will climb 6 times up the famous road between Bourg d’Oisans and Alpe d’Huez.

 

Andros Trophy, Alpe d’Huez Ice Driving Competition.

Known as “Formula One on ice” the Andros Trophy is a series of motor races that take place on ice tracks throughout France. The two day event is a great day out with lots of races and entertainments going on into the night.

 

Bastille Day Fireworks for French National Day, celebrated on 14 July each year.

Bastille Day in celebrated across the whole of France with a bang..well several in fact, fireworks always feature heavily.

 

Christmas, Alpe d’Huez Celebrate a white Christmas in Alpe d’Huez, 25th December.

 Wondering what to do this Christmas in Alpe d’Huez?  The festive season in the snowy Alps is always magical and every year there is some sort of celebration in resort to mark the occasion.

 

European Gay Ski Week, Alpe d’Huez 7 days of gay friendly skiing, snowboarding & partying.

European Gay Ski Week returns to Alpe d’Huez for each year in what never fails to be a great event! There are cocktail parties, masquerade parties, pool parties and more as well as the SnowGaymes – an international gay and lesbian ski and snowboard contest..

 

La Marmotte Cycling Race, Alpe d’Huez 5000m of climbing from Bourg d’Oisans to Alpe d’Huez, July.

The legendary Marmotte road bike race over 174 km and with a 5,000 m height gain. Departure from Bourg-d’Oisans (717 m), arrival at Alpe-d’Huez (1 880 m). Riding over the mountain passes of Glandon (1 818 m), Télégraphe (1 570 m), Galibier (2 642 m) and Lautaret (2 057 m)….it’s not for the faint hearted!!.

 

Megavalanche, Alpe d’Huez Mountain bike competition, July.

Alpe d’Huez is a mecca for mountain bikers and the UCC Mégavalanche is now one of the many mountain biking events of the Grandes Rousses summer season, let alone being the longest downhill race in the world! .

 

 Sarenne Snow Bike, Alpe d’Huez Glacier downhill biking event, April.

This unique downhill mountain biking event in Alpe d’Huez offers a downhill mountain bike race on the snow covered Sarenne.

 

Ski Dance & Delirious, Alpe d’Huez Ski & Dance Festival, February.

A chance to learn some new moves with Ski Dance & Delirious.

 

Tour de France, Alpe d’Huez Biggest cycle race in Europe, July.

Every summer France is gripped by the biggest and best cycle race in Europe – Le Tour de France, the year Le Tour is celebrating it’s 100th year so the event will be bigger than ever.

 

Triathlon & Duathlon 4 races over 5 days: Duathlon, long, short and children’s Triathlon. 

Many specialised magazines rank the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon among the most mythical races in the world, a race that every triathlete should compete in at least once in his life.

 

 

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