Alpe d’Huez? The name sounds familiar… In addition to skiing and the 21 switchbacks leading up to the resort, the name is now inseparable from a series of popular cultural and sporting events that receive significant media coverage.
In winter, the International Comedy Film Festival and the Comic Book Festival add diversity to a season dominated by winter sports events.
In summer, it is the 21 switchbacks of the iconic climb up to Alpe d’Huez that boost the renown of local events, which include the Marmotte Grandfondo cycle race, an International Triathlon, the Haute-Route Alpes cycle race, the Alpe 21 running race, together with the ascent on roller skates or rollerskis and, of course, the Tour de France.
When you combine these top-quality events with the many tourist events open to everyone, it all adds up to a very full programme: