Competitive racing / Competitions and Events

Alpe d'Huzes

  • June 
  • Bourg d’Oisans – Alpe d’Huez

How many times can you climb up to Alpe d’Huez in one day?! Dutch charity event raising money for cancer research.

La Vaujany

  • July
  • Bourg d'Oisans - Vaujany

La Vaujany is our local trophy to be won! A benchmark race in the Alps, marking the beginning of a cycling week. Known as the Oisans Trophy it takes many renowned mountain passes enjoyed by all enthusiasts; this is an excellent opportunity to train and prepare for other sportives such as the Marmotte. 173km and 3,850m of climbing or 109km with 2,450km of climbing. A tough event with the longer course passing our door and eventually finishing in the village.

Oisans Col Series 

  • June - September
  • 9am - Noon
  • Oisans

Roads and cols reserved for cyclists (roads closed to motor vehicles) on the dates and times specified above.

Riders are now able to climb the following roads and cols without any motor vehicles: Alpe d’Huez 21 Bends, col d’Ornon, col de Sarenne, cols du Glandon et de la Croix de Fer, col du Sabot, Auris en Oisans and Villard Reculas.

Free, untimed, and no registration required. Food and drink offered at the top. In case of very bad weather conditions, an event may be cancelled. Riders should obey all traffic laws and ride safely.

La Marmotte

  • July
  • Bourg d’Oisans – Valloire – Alpe d’Huez

Probably one of the most popular cycling sportive in the world the La Marmotte has now been running for nearly 30 years and it is one of our local sportives. The event takes place on the first Saturday of July and attracts nearly 7000 riders.

Entries go on sale in December and sell out quickly so don’t leave it until the last moment.

The event is a true test of stamina and riding ability starting in the market town of Bourg d’Oisans at the base of Alpe d’Huez. The first summit comes after 40km up the Col du Glandon. Then a long descent and valley ride to the Col du Télégraphe and on to the Col du Galibier. From this high perch it is a 50km descent to the bottom of Alpe d’Huez where the fun really starts… oh yes, the hardest 13km of your life is in the form of the 21 bend climb! This event is not for the unfit or novice rider.

Haute Route Alpe d'Huez

  • July
  • Alpe d'Huez

The Haute Route Alpe d’Huez is built of the same fabric as the Haute Route Ventoux: A more accessible race format with three timed and ranked stages based around one single host town.  A cycling event in a mythical place, legendary cols, cyclists coming every continent. Ride like a pro!

BRA: Brevet de Randonneur des Alpes

  • July
  • Oisans

Cycling event on the tremendous Oisans roads. Finish with a meal at La Bérarde, hamlet famous for its mountaineering activities.

4 itineraries are available.

TIME Vaujany / Alpe d’Huez Triathlon

  • July 
  • Vaujany - Alpe-d’Huez

Once again the two sponsors renew their commitment to the Alpe d’Huez EDF Triathlon: a unique triathlon, held in magnificent surroundings and listed on several occasions among the most beautiful in the world.

Unbelievably we have regular guests who return year after year to take part along with 1500 other incredibly fit people. We have huge respect to anyone who finishes.

Haute Route Alpes

  • August
  • Les 2 Alps

The Haute Route Alpes is built of the same fabric as the Haute Route Ventoux: A more accessible race format with three timed and ranked stages based around one single host town. A cycling event in a mythical place, legendary cols, cyclists coming every continent. Ride like a pro.

Tour De France

The sportif normally passes by our area every other year and has used the following route

  • Col de la Croix de Fer/Glandon into the Maurienne
  • The Lautaret/Galbier and over to Briancon
  • The mythical Alpe d'Huez climb
  • Ornon into La Mure

Realistically there are many routes in and out that the Tour de France love to use. 

Granfondo Les 2 Alpes

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  • Les 2 Alpes

This is the ame given to the historic Marco Pantani Sportive. A high-altitude challenge ideal for budding Wiggins and Froomes’ and walking fanatics. La Granfondo 2 Alpes is held at the gateway to the Ecrins National Park, taking fabulous routes along unspoilt roads between the Oisans and Valbonnais.

The Master is a 164km road bike race starting in Les Deux Alpes and venturing up numerous cols around the Valbonnais area including the Col d’Ornon, back over to Alpe d’Huez via L’Alpe du Grande Serre and the Vallée de la Romanche proceeding onto Les Deux Alpes via Les Balcons d’Auris. There are three pit stops along the way for continuing competitors to take on some well needed nutrition and rest.

There is a 70km senior class race with variations as well as a 50km non-timed walking competition between Les Deux Alpes and Alpe d’Huez.

Prix des Rousses

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  • Oisans

A training circuit race via Villard Reculas with the last climb being up to Vaujany. 40 tough kilometers and 1600m height gain! With the finish 200 metres from your chalet where could be better than Vaujany with Peak Adventures?

Critérium du Dauphiné

  • TBC
  • Alpe d'Huez

The Critérium du Dauphiné is an important annual race in the lead-up to the Tour de France and it is part of the UCI World Ranking calendar. The race was inaugurated in 1947 by a local newspaper, the Dauphiné Libéré, which gave its name to the event. The route runs through mountainous areas so it comes as no surprise that the winners are often climbing specialists.

It involves many world famous cols in our area used by the Tour de France such as Alpe d’Huez and the Col du Galibier.

Timed cycle climbs to Alpe d’Huez

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  • Bourg-d’Oisans – Alpe-d’Huez

Commences at 10.00am and very popular. Pay only €5 to register, climb the legendary 21 hairpins up to Alpe d’Huez and get awarded a certificate.

Montées d’Oz

  • TBC
  • Oz en Oisans

Timed ascent of the road leading to Oz en Oisans resort, commencing at 10.00am. Departure in front of Oz Village ’mairie’ / town hall (altitude 800 m), finish in Oz en Oisans resort (1350 m). Free timed event, open to all, and every finisher receives a certificate.

l'Alpe d'Auris - Cycle race

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  • Auris en Oisans

L’Alpe d’Auris, is a road cycle race featuring 50 km and 2000m of height gain.

Start from Bourg d’Oisans (717 m), mythical ascent of Alpe d’Huez, Col de Sarenne, Le Freney d’Oisans and finally the ascent of Auris en Oisans.

Croix de Fer Challenge

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  • Bourg d’Oisans

A timed cycle climb between Bourg d’Oisans and the Col de la Croix de Fer. The challenge is organised by Bourg d’Oisans Tourist Office in partnership with the Saint Sorlin d’Arves Tourist Office.

Nocturne Cyclo Gourmande d'Oz

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  • Oz en-Oisans

Make the climb from the village up to the Oz-en-Oisans station at night by any means you desire; road bike, running, mountain bike, e-bike. When you reach the top celebrate with a pasta buffet and refreshments.

The 1000 metres of Galibier

  • tbc
  • Villar-d’Arène

A timed climb between Villar-d’Arène and the Col du Galibier. Event open to all. Non-licensed holders will need a medical certificate.

l’Étape du Tour Mondovélo

 L'Etape du Tour was established in 1993 to allow amateur cyclists to test their legs on the route of one of the mountain stages in the Tour de France, has become the reference race for cyclosportive riders from all over the world.

Over 50 different nationalities are represented in the field. Riders come from far and wide, all of them burning with the same passion for the Tour de France and the legendary French mountains.

L'Etape du Tour is a travelling race. It is a unique annual opportunity to discover new regions and landscapes, combinging a sporting challenge with tourism in France.

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