Bicycling in France -- Ken Roberts : October 2002

Alpe d'Huez is a big modern ski resort up the hill from Bourg d'Oisans near Grenoble.  The famous Tour de France race often includes a day which finishes by riding up the road to finish at the ski resort. 

Grenoble Grenoble -- the major city nearby
village of Bourg d'Oisans -- by the bottom of the big climb -- with dramatic cliffs above to the south


Bourg d'Oisans
the official start point

the official start point -- flat road -- but it doesn't stay that way for long

official arrival sign near the top

(snowy slopes of Les Deux Alpes ski resort across the valley to left)

official arrival sign in Alpe d'Huez
ski lifts of Alpe d'Huez

what you find when you get to the very top the Alpe d'Huez road

typical street of the Alpe d'Huez ski resort street of Alpe d'Huez
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