This route takes you up the Oz cable car to the Alpe d'Huez "Domaine VTT" mountain-biking area. You then ride through the lovely Sarenne Gorges before returning to the start point by road.
GPX map and layout
Description: Alpe d'Huez: the Sarenne Gorges by e-bike
From the cable car, make your way over to the XC 8 track which heads towards the Quartier des Bergers and then on to the Col de Sarenne through lovely high-altitude pasture land. The track carries on to the Pont de Sarenne bridge, before running alongside the river through the gorges. You then arrive in the village of Huez where you can stop for a while to explore the steep lanes before joining up with the main road up to Alpe d'Huez. Once in the centre of Alpe d'Huez, follow the signs for "Rond point des pistes" and climb up to the DMC cable car station and the Alpe d'Huez mountain bike school. Carry on along the paved road, following signs for Lac Besson, past the Plage des Neiges restaurant to the Poutrain cable car station on an easily-visible path that goes under the cable car. Take the cable car back to Oz.
Recharging: in a number of restaurants in Huez and Alpe d'Huez
Refreshments and restaurants during the ride:
Restaurant de la Combe Haute in the Sarenne Gorges and a bar/grocery store and restaurant in Huez.
Points of interest en-route: magnificent views and scenery, the village of Huez
The Musée d'Huez et de l'Oisans Museum, the Palais des Sports sports centre
Summer market: Friday mornings in Alpe d'Huez, opposite the Tourist Office.
Craft: Alpe d'Huez Chantournage.
From 01/04 to 31/10.
Subject to snow conditions.
Alpe d'Huez Tourisme
D+: 600 m