Alpe d'Huzez 2019
Airport transfers and transport for Alpe d’Huzes to Bourg d'Oiasns and Alpe d'Huez ski resort, we transfer passengers and bikes direct from Geneva airport, Lyon airport and Grenoble airport and many train stations.To book your airport transfer please use our online quote system above.
Event date: Thursday June 6th 2019
This will be the 14th 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.
New to Alpe d'Huez in March is Tomorrowland Winter a week of music and entertainment.
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.
Website: Alpe d'Huez
(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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