Megavalanche 2021 Alpe d'Huez Mountain biking down hill event
Megavalanche Alpe d'Huez Mountain biking down hill event. We transport your mountain bike boxes from the airport to Alpe d'Huez. We transfer from Lyon airport, Grenoble airport and Geneva airport. To book your transfer please use our online quote system above.
Alp Venture offer a transport service covering this event to suit your needs.
On the 11th July 2021 thousands of downhill racers will compete in the longest downhill race in the world the "Megavalanche". The start point is from the “Pic Blanc” glacier at a head spinning 3330m altitude then descending a bone shaking 2,600m to the finish line at Allemont (Altitude 720m). Event starts from 5th until the 11th July.
The event was first held in 1995 and each year thousands of competitors turn up hunting for the winning place.
There are also other races available over the event period which are “Mega Kid” (children only), “Family challenge” and also “E-bike mountain bike” also held on the glacier. There will be other entertainment going on in the resort.
Please book online using our “online quote” service or contact us directly if you require alternative transport arrangements or have any questions.
Event website link: Megavalanche
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.
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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