L'Etape du Tour - Act 1

An historic finish

This will be the third time the Etape du Tour finishes atop L’Alpe d'Huez, whose 21 gruelling turns will be a challenge for the amateurs.

The finishing line will be located in the same place as the Tour de France's historical line (Avenue du Rif Nel).

The host village will be located on the large car park in front of the Palais des Sports. This village will feature:

  • a guarded parking space for bicycles.
  • the access to the showers
  • the feeding station
  • the luggage lorry
  • a gastronomic village full of local flavours

The station has many activities for children and grown-ups which will help you to warm up your legs before your champions arrive.

Since the Alpe d'Huez station plays host to a great deal of events during this time period, all the shops will be open to welcome you and provide you with the utmost comfort.

Access constraints and road closures:

Since the race is exceptionally short, the first cyclists are expected to reach Bourg d'Oisans towards 9:45 am.

People accompanying the riders who wish to watch the finish atop the Alpe d'Huez should reach Bourg d'Oisans before 9 am, before the authorities close the accesses.

This means you cannot watch both the start and the finish of the race. Remember this when making your plans.

Finally, you will only be able to go back down to Bourg d'Oisans after the last riders have finished, towards 4 pm.

Alpe d'Huez has expanded at an altitude of 1860m on the southern flank of the Grandes Rousses Massif. Also called "The Island in the Sunshine", this resort enjoys long periods of sunshine (an average of 300 sunny days per year) and a particularly active microclimate.
At an altitude of 1450m, overlooking the Sarenne gorge, lies Huez, offering the quaintness of a mountain village just kilometers away from an international mountain resort.
The tranquility, comfort and authenticity of this village provides the perfect setting to pass the time. Huez will awaken your sense of exploration, with the discovery of the tiny alleys leading to the Roman church of Saint Anne.


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