Cycling Alpe d’Huez in the winter

16 Dec

The road up to Alpe d’Huez is open all year round and so it is perfectly safe and possible to cycle up the 21 bends of Alpe d’Huez. In fact Phil braves it at least once a month through the winter season.

We understand that you are probably not here to cycle but to Ski in Alpe d’Huez. Through out the winter months from the beginning of December to the end of February we offer 1 day bike hire on the Sunday or Wednesday with vehicle transfers and photos. If there are 4 or more of you we are happy to provide the service on any day of the week. All bikes must be pre booked online at least 48 hours before your date of hire.

Read below to see how it works

Here is how it works

Are you staying in Alpe d’Huez ?

  • Pick up in our minibus at 10AM in Alpe d’Huez at the finish line.
  • Transfer down to Bourg d’Oisans and set you set up on your hire bike.
  • Support you on your climb up the mountain taking photos and generally shouting out some encouragement.
  • Once you have finished your ride we will take the bike off you and leave you to your skiing holiday.

Staying in Bourg d’Oisans or outside of Alpe d’Huez ?

  • Meet us at the shop in Bourg d’Oisans at 11AM for your bike fitting.
  • Support you on your climb up the mountain taking photos and generally
    shouting out some encouragement.
  • If it is cold you may not wish to descend back down Alpe d’Huez. If this is the case we are happy to take you and the bike back down to Bourg d’Oisans

Book your bike here to Cycle Alpe d’Huez in the winter

Bad weather and cancellation

If it is snowing then the ride will be cancelled. You will have the opportunity to ride on our next available day or if this is not convenient a full refund. A refund on the hire is only available if the weather is bad on your original booking day. By making the booking you agree that PROMPTS decision is final on whether the ride takes place or not. Riding Alpe d’Huez in the winter will require winter riding gear such as long finger gloves , hats and winter bib tights.


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