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European Cycling Holidays in France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. The BEST value tours on the market! Personalised, affordable, fun, challenging and social. Provence, Alps, Tour de France, Italian Lakes, Dolomites, Giro Climbs. A magical mix of challenging but social cycling in some of the most spectacular regions of Europe.  See the Tour de France 2017! 

Alpe d'Huez: The Hollywood Climb?

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Alpe d'Huez: The Hollywood Climb?

Clare Holdsworth

Alpe d'Huez is one of the most famous climbs in the world of cycling.  21 hairpin bends, 13.9km, with an 8.2% average gradient form Bourg d'Oisans in the valley below, the climb to Alpe d'Huez is historic, fun, epic, challenging, beautiful... and an icon of the Tour de France.  Wide Open Road will be back in 2015 as part of our Nice to Alpe d'Huez cycling holiday.  Not only will we ride it, but we will ride it when it is lined with thousands of spectators and camper vans, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 2015 Tour de France!  Watching the Tour on Alpe d'Huez is a lifetime experience.  But climbing the Alpe is a pilgrimage that all cyclists should make.  Here's a little vid. profiling the climb to whet your appetite, produced by Bike Radar

Profile, thanks to climbbybike.com

Profile, thanks to climbbybike.com

Bourg d'Oisans, a cyclists mecca at the foot of l'Alpe d'Huez

Bourg d'Oisans, a cyclists mecca at the foot of l'Alpe d'Huez



"Les 21 virages"... the 21 hairpin bends

"Les 21 virages"... the 21 hairpin bends

Made it... !

Made it... !

Awaiting the arrival of the Tour de France

Awaiting the arrival of the Tour de France

Dutch corner

Dutch corner

Stage finish on Alpe d'Huez, 2013

Stage finish on Alpe d'Huez, 2013