"Alpe d´Huez" France Things to Do Tip by Pieter11

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  One of the 21 bends at the Alpe d´Huez
by Pieter11

The Alpe d´Huez is one of the most famous mountains of France. It is both known because of its winter- and summersports and because of its wonderful landscapes.

The highest point of the mountain is 3300 metres. Here at "Pic Blanc" you are between the snow and ice and you have a magnificent view all over the Alps, all the way to the Mont Blanc. The way up there with a gondola, through the landscape of fields, lakes and rocks is spectacular.

But of course the Alpe d´Huez is most famous because of its sportevents. In wintertime it´s a paradise for skiers, with 250 kilometres of ski-tracks. In summertime it is a paradise for nature lovers, with lots of walking routes.

And in summertime it is often on the route of the Tour de France. It´s one of the most popular mountains with the audience, and there are 100.000´s of people supporting the athletes during the race. I´ve been here three times to see the spectacle. And I climbed it once myself by bike. And I must say: it´s really hard, but it´s so worth it to reach the wonderful top of this mountain.

Address: Alpe d´Huez, Dauphiné, France
Directions: The way to the top starts in Bourg d´Oisans

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  • Written May 25, 2005
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