Alpine Cycling

Alpine cycling, agenda’s are drawn and le Tour passes us once again

It is that time of the year where agenda’s are being drawn and all the alpine cycling for the summer is planned. All kinds of professional and semi-professional rides take place during the summer, visiting the most famous cols and mountain rides.

It was only a week ago when in Paris the route for le Tour de France was announced which always set’s off the start of the alpine cycling season.

Unfortunately we will not have the mythic finish on the Alpe d’Huez this year, but what about stage 17 passing on the 19th of July when they go over numerous cols of the highest category like the col de la Croix de Fer, Col d’Ornon, Col du Telegraph and not to forget the Galibier. While doing so they will pass the village of Allemont with is on the doorstep of our chalet Lingayoni and la Maitreya.

If you don’t want to be just a spectator you can get involved in many rides throughout the summer with one of the most famous being La Marmotte on the 3rd of July where 8000 cyclist of all levels go for a crazy 175 km ride. You will be able to subscribe in November on cyclingclassics.fr as well as for la Vaujany.

A big Dutch events called Alpe du zes will take place on the 1st of June. This is not just a cycling event, it is done for good cause where people will try to climb de Alpe d’Huez six times in one day to collect money for cancer research.

More local events are organized by the tourist offices like col du series where they will close the road to a famous col each week so you can climb it in peace. No subscriptio and no fee, just a fun ride among alpine cycling fanatics. You will find lot’s of cycling info in the Oisans region here bike-oisans.com 

If you have not planned your  alpine cycling agenda for this summer, feel free to contact us for general advice and best chalets to stay as your bases for all these stunning rides.