Whether you’re a beginner or professional cyclist, a cyclotourist with all the time in the world, or on an electric bike, you will love cycling along the roads of Oisans.

From Bourg d’Oisans, the iconic mountain passes are at your fingertips, as well as a number of other less well-known roads. All of them in this picture-perfect setting. Calling all cyclists, we’ll see you in Bourg d’Oisans, at the foot of the 21 bends up to Alpe d’Huez.

the ‘petite reine’

From April to October, Bourg d’Oisans well and truly shifts gear and becomes the cycling capital.

Thanks to its central position in Oisans, you have plenty of cycling itineraries to choose from, each one even more amazing than the last.

mountain cycling world capital

You won’t believe your eyes. Everything in Bourg-d’Oisans has been designed especially for cyclists. You’ll find that a lot of the accommodation here offers various services to take care of your bikes. The restaurants, campsites and shops will all bend over backwards to adapt to cyclists.

Départ du Tour de France à Bourg d'Oisans - été


Departure town

Bourg d’Oisans has been the starting point for the ‘Grand Boucle’ 22 times now out of over 100 editions, yes that’s right! So imagine just how many people watching the Tour de France on TV have seen the magical setting of Bourg d’Oisans. Every summer we can see how well-known the place has become on an international scale, with tourists coming from all over the world, enjoying themselves and admiring the exceptional surroundings as they explore these iconic mountains.