No particular difficulty for this itinerary which gently rises from the plains of Allemond and the Lake Verney. On the “Pas de la Confession” road between Villard Reculas and Huez, you will find a wonderful, panoramic view over the Bourg d'Oisans plains.
GPX map and layout
Description: Alpe d'Huez, the quiet climb
Itinerary no. 5 of the “Cycling in Oisans” guide (Oisans Tourisme)
Departure / Arrival (loop): Bourg d'Oisans 720 m
Time: 3 h
Distance: 44 km
Highest point: 1850 m
Lowest point: 711 m
Total ascent: 1308 m
Max. gradient: 8%
Maps: Michelin Local Map no. 333 Isère, Savoie
From Bourg d’Oisans, follow the D1091 towards Grenoble.
In Rochetaillée, turn right onto the D526 towards Allemond.
After the bridge “Pont Rouge” turn right towards Villard Reculas on the D44.
The road rises gently on an even slope up to Villard Reculas, passing through the hamlets of Raffour and La Beurrière.
Cross Villard Reculas. Ride to Huez along the narrow, spectacular “Pas de la Confession” road.
Go through Huez to get to the 21 hairpin bends of the famous road to Alpe d’Huez at bend no. 6.
Then just go back down to Bourg d’Oisans.
From 05/01 to 10/31 : open daily.
Depending on snow conditions.