île au soleil

The nickname Île au Soleil (Sunshine Island) isn’t a myth! Alpe d’Huez gets exactly 300 days of sunlight a year.

The resort is located on the village of Huez’s former Alpine pastures. One could say the the resort flies high above the clouds!

It’s magical! The summits of the Grandes Rousses massif set the scene for all types of winter sports.

Activities at Alpe d’Huez

This world-renowned resort isn’t lacking in fun activities to do nor the facilities for your favourite sports.

The resort is mainly known in winter for its ‘Grand Domaine Ski’ (250 km of slopes) and in summer for its biking activities (mountain and road biking). Alpe d’Huez also has a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities.
The Alpe climb is something of a legend, and real challenge, which is taken up by thousands of fans of the Petite Reine.

We don’t need to tell you anymore about Alpe d’Huez; rather, we’ll let it speak for itself!

Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine - Ski - hiver

Sarenne: the longest slope in Europe

Sarenne is the Domaine’s star slope. What’s not to love? The steep slope, with its ever-changing scenery will let you glide to your heart’s content (except when you want a break!). It’s enough to make any ski-lovers fall for it.

Once you’ve reached the top of the Pic Blanc cable car, 3,300 m high, you’ll be able to feast on a Michelin worthy treat of a 360°, panoramic view of the mountain peaks. The magic starts before you even hit the slopes.
Afterwards, you’ll see a flurry of landscapes, from mountain tops to woodland depths, all along the slope’s 16 km and 1800 m drop.
There are no pylons or buildings on this route. The Sarenne Valley is separated from the rest of the ski area. It’s a real treat!

21 legendary bends

In summer, this 14 km long route is the stuff of legends.

This famous Tour de France stage, which reaches Alpe d’Huez, is not without its twists and turns!
Thousands of cyclists from around the world take on this 1,120 m slope, and its 21 bends every year.

However, it’s not a myth. The breathtaking scenery and sporting challenges attract thousands every year. With electrically assisted bicycles, even novice cyclists can now ride up the Alpe d’Huez!

The bike-oisans.com website will give you all the information you need about cycling in Oisans.

Départ de La Megavalange - Alpe d'Huez


The Alpe d’Huez hasn’t forgotten mountain bikers! Take Europe’s most eagerly awaited downhill mountain bike slope for a ride.

Every summer, Mégavalanche goes hard! This marathon slope has no less than a 2,600 m drop… yes, you heard us right, 2,600 m!
It starts off at the top of the Domaine, Pic Blanc (3,300 m) and finishes at Allemond (720 m). Between the two stops? Slippery snow, moonlike craters, bumpy tracks before finishing off on snake-like trails through the forest.
It’s the longest and wildest race in the world!

The bike-oisans.com website will give you all the information you need about cycling in Oisans.