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Alpe d'Huzes 2021 Charity event for Cancer research

Alpe d'HuZes is a unique sporting event where as much money as possible is raised for cancer research and for improving the quality of life of people with cancer. On a single day, 5000 participants will bike, hike or run the Alpe d'Huez. Attempting a maximum of six climbs, under the motto 'giving up is not an option'. The race day is always on the first Thursday in June and is part of a complete week, which is being prepared for a full year.  A special week full of solidarity, in which cancer is openly discussed for everyone. In 2021, the 21 turns of the Alpe d'Huez will be climbed for the fifteenth time.

Event date: Thursday June 3rd 2021

This will be the 15th annual Dutch charity event to raise money and awareness for the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF) in fight against cancer. To date the event has raised over 140 Million Euros since 2006.

Each year thousands of people enter the event and each person has to raise a minimum value of 2,500 Euros to have the chance to ascend the mighty Alpe d’huez  as many times as they can within the same day (sometimes more than six times) either by cycling, running or walking.

The name Alpe d’Huzes is word play using the d’Huzes to signify the number six (“zes” in Dutch) and their Moto is “Quitting is not an option”

Alpventure are offering transport services for this event at a 10% discounted rate to our normal list prices in aid of the charity. To book your transfer please use our online quote system above or alternatively complete our enquiry form sending your travel and entry details.

Alpe d'Huez is located at 1,850m above the market town of Le Bourg-d'Oisans. The closest airport is Grenoble which has a transfer time of around a one hour forty minutes based on normal road conditions. The Alpe d’Huez glacier ensures the snow is sufficient for a long winter season and there are also 1033 snow cannons available to help out if required. The Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine has 249km of pisted runs with the highest peak being the Pic Blanc at 3,300m and it's possible to ski from the cable car station down to the Tunnel Black run with its 35 degree gradient or the Sarenne black run which at 16 kilometres long is the longest black piste in Europe. Many off-piste opportunities exist and you can also arrange heli-skiing if you wish from the resort's altiport. The other villages connecting to Alpe d'Huez are Auris, Villard Reculas, Oz en Oisans and Vaujany. There is no shortage of sunshine at this resort with an average of 300 sunny days a year so most of the available 32,000 beds in resort get reserved. If you want a few hours away from the slopes then why not try ice skating, go to the cinema, check out the sports centre for some swimming, climbing, badminton or weight training or try some ice driving or para-gliding.

Within a short drive from the resort you can also visit some of the other resorts in the vicinity like La GraveSerre Chevalier and the glacier and snow parks of Les Deux Alpes 

Summer cycling

This iconic cycling area is on every cyclist's bucket list, not just the 21 bends of mighty Alpe d'Huez to conquer but also many serious ascents of the many Cols like Galibier (2,645m), Lautaret (2,057m), Glandon (1,924m) and Croix de Fer (2,067m) all within a great day's ride from Le Bourg-d'Oisans.

Feeling like a real challenge well why not consider one of the big cycling events within the area like the road cycling event Marmotte gran  

Website: Alpe d'Huez

Transfer Time

(Approximate times based on normal road conditions)

Grenoble: 1 hour 40 minutes

Lyon: 2 hours

Chambery:  2 hours

Geneva: 3 hours

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