Alpe d’ Huez is a spectacular town in France that is a popular tourist destination. It’s known for hosting major sports events. It is located in Southeastern France, and its altitude of 1250 to 3330 makes it a favorite tourist destination for skiers from around the world because it snows most parts of the year.
Skiing in Alpe D'Huez
Sometimes you will hear people referring Alpe D’huez as the island of the sun. The reason is that the sky is blue most times of the year while there is snow in town. Alpe D’huez is one of France’s largest ski resorts and forms part of the Grand Domain Ski Area, which is made up of 7 Ski resorts. It’s quite a fantastic place that offers beginners’ skiing abilities to advanced skiers, making it an ideal place to visit in the winter. The area with its serene environment makes it suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers who want to build and acquire skiing skills. It has everything for them, including a skiing ground that has been dedicated to families.
If you want to dare yourself, you can test yourself on one of the steepest black runs in the regions found in Sarenne. The longest run in this region, which is 16 kilometers, is for advanced skiers. It’s a rare one but can give you the thrill and challenge you craved. Also, there is an off-piste terrain for an adventurous skier, which can rise to a height of 2000 meters above sea level. Somehow we feel that the resort has been designed to suit the needs of an expert skier.
Alpes d’Huez and skiing events
Alpe D’huez is famous worldwide. With its 250 kilometers pistes and over 80 lifts, it’s ranked as one of the world’s most extended resorts. It’s a premier winter sports venue. But that is not an embellishment to entice you to visit this place. Over the years, it has hosted many major winter sports, which has helped elevate its name to the level that it is. Did you know that it held the bobsleigh winter event in the 1968 winter events? If you didn’t know, now you know.
Après ski is an event held in most skiing destinations in the world. It’s a form of entertainment hosted in the evening after skiing. Perhaps you would want to join such events which can leave you refreshed and ready to handle the following days skiing challenges. Head out to the bars and restaurants then. Nightlife is vibrant here, and most probably, there is something that will steer a feeling of excitement in you no matter how moody you are. Just head there, and you won’t regret it. Night skiing is another event that is held at night but on specific days.
Other tourist attractions
Perhaps what makes Alpe d’ Huez outstanding is its versatility. During the winter, you can enjoy skiing events, and during the summer, there are a host of activities that have made the place equally famous.
When it comes to cycling, Alpe D’huez needs no introduction. It’s a place that is most cycling legends cherish the most as they have won awards here. The fame of cycling in the region can be said to have supersede skiing. Cycling in this place is akin to playing football at the Wembley stadium. Cycling here is held annually and often during the summer.
If you are a cycling enthusiast, you know the popular cycling event known as Tour de France. For years Alpe D’huez has been the finishing line of this annual famous cycling event. Alpes D’huez has over 21 bends that wiggle through the mountain, making it a recognized finishing place for the main cycling events. That is why, as a cycling enthusiast, this is a place that you cannot afford to miss.
Cycling in an area where legend has tried cycling makes you understand its efforts to win the race. Other cycling events held here include the La Mamotte, which is an event organized for a single day and involves 175 kilometers cycling. Mountain biking is an event for the summer that tourists can indulge. From 2006, the place has hosted the Triathlon EDF Alpe d’Huez during the summer.
If you come for a summer holiday, you will note that there are over 400 cyclists on the road each day. Therefore, rise early to be among those who finish first. Do not forget to carry a lot of water. Cycling through these mountains is not as easy as it may sound. Also, because of the sun, you get dehydrated too soon.
The closest major international airports to Alpes d’Huez are Lyon St Exupery, 150KM, and Geneva, 212KM. As part of your Ski Package, Italy Luxury Tours will provide you with a Private Transfer to and from your Hotel
There is no shortage of Accommodation in Alpes d’Huez. A wide array of accommodation exists in the region. Your Ski Package will include accommodation in 4* Boutique and 5* Luxury Hotels and Chalet. The Hotels provide access to the slopes via lifts.
Whatever season you are and want to go for a holiday, Alpes D’Huez is a great place to be, especially for a person that loves the outdoor fun. Book an Alpes d’Huez ski packages today with Italy luxury tours to have your holiday in one of France’s most prominent tourist attractions sites.
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