Active week in Alpe d'huez

The French Alps are one of the ultimate summer playgrounds and offer a wide range of family activities as well as more adrenaline fuelled adventure.

Head to Alpe d'huez to enjoy a wealth of activities from road cycling to mountain biking as well as hiking, rafting and more

Depending on dates, you can also see some great events in the resort - from the Triathlon to the Marmotte and....the Tour de France - usually alternate years

We have suggested an activity package for the week (below) but can tailor a package to suit your group or family...

Activity week in Alpe d'huez

Overview

This week in Alpe d'huez is ideal for those looking to enjoy the mountins in summer - if you would like adjustments to the itinerary, do email us with what would work best for you.

Itinerary

  • Saturday - arrive in resort:

Get to grips with Alpe d'huez - have a look around and familiarise yourself with the town

  • Sunday 

Take the DMC & Pic Blanc Cable cars to the top of the Pic Blanc & take in the views (on a clear day, you can see Mont Blanc & local folklore states 1/5 of the French land mass...). 

On your way down, stop at the half way station & walk to the Lac La Fare. Upon your return to ADH, if you have any energy left, walk down the old roman path way to Huez, taking the Televillage lift back up to town.  All lifts included on your VISALP pass

  • Monday 

A day at the sports centre.  Outdoor or indoor pool? Your choice, plus over 15 other activities that are included on your VISALP pass.

  • Tuesday

The local passion is cycling, so take to a bike.  There are over 30 suggested local routes, from the beginner to the experienced downhill racer.  Our suggestion would be to start easy, perhaps heading for the Lac du Verney, 7km from ADH.  All lifts included on your VISALP pass

  • Wednesday  

Continue trying to tick off the things you can use your VISALP pass for at the sports Centre, make sure you make time for the Luge run, about as much fun you can have whilst sitting down...!

  • Thursday 

If your 'saddle' has recovered from Tuesday, fancy trying to cycle the famous 21 hairpin bends from the valley floor at Bourg D'Oisan to Alp D'huez?  Timed rides are available each Thursday morning.

If not, there are more sedate activities from golf to Archery.

  • Friday  

How about trying some climbing?  The local area around Lac Besson has routes for all ability levels & if you need instruction, this can of course be arranged - just call us on 0203 137 7678

Or:

Finish the week with a trip to remember, a tandem parapente flight between Alp D'Huez & Bourg D'oisan would be a fantastic reminder of your week here.

  • Saturday:

Back in the car, its time to head back

Ready to book

If you have any questions or would like to amend the itinerary, do email us

You can book online or email us your dates, preferred accommodation and group size

At a glance

Our introductory activity week includes:

  • Your accommodation as selected plus a channel crossing (for apartments and chalets) or transfers from Lyon (for hotel bookings)

plus the activities:

  • 2 day hire of MTB
  • Visalp-pass (6 days)

Getting there

Channel Crossing included as standard - prefer to fly or take the train - email us

What we like

  • Great range of activities
  • Wide option of accommodations
  • Lots of entertainment for the family

What we would change

  • Wish resort was a bit prettier....the snow helps in winter but not in summer!
  • Wish there were summer flights to Grenoble

See other activity programmes

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  • Residence Les Melezes

    £335- £453

    (£pp on std occ)

    APARTMENTS FOR 2 - 6 PEOPLE

    Located in the Bergers district of Alpe D'Huez, this residence offers views of the resort from one side and of the "Eterlous" nursery area on the other. 

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Alpe d'Huez Apartments

    £348- £760

    (£pp on std occ)

    APARTMENTS FOR 4 - 7 PEOPLE AVAILABLE NEARBY SELF-CATERED

    The Alpe d'Huez ski apartments stand at the foot of the Grandes Rousses in the heart of L'Oisans, a spectacular resort on a vast plateau at 1850 metres altitude. Dubbed "the island in the sun", Alpe d'Huez is famed for its fantastic sunshine.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Residence L'Ours Blanc

    £386- £565

    (£pp on std occ)

    161 APTS FROM 2 - 8 PER APT 300M TO LIFT

    Adorned with wood, the Residence L'Ours Blanc offers a superb panorama of the valley or the Massif de l'Oisans. The residence offers direct access to the Olympic ice rink in a shopping arcade with restaurants and bars.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered on a self-catered basis and include a channel crossing per apartment

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  • Les Chalets de l'Altiport

    £393- £988

    (£pp on std occ)

    5 - 8 ROOMS SKI TO DOOR WIFI 10 - 16 SAUNA OR JACUZZI GARAGE OR PARKING FACILITIES

    These lovely wooden chalets are located at the upper end of the resort near the altiport. Sleeping from 10 up to 16 people, they are ideal for groups and families staying together.

    Ski holidays: The chalet is offered on a self-catered basis and includes channel crossing as standard (prefer catered and/or airport transfers - get in touch and we can quote)

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  • Apartment Lola

    £426- £759

    (£pp on std occ)

    3 BEDROOMS SLEEPS UP TO 6 PEOPLE FREE WIFI ACCESS OUTDOOR CAR PARK

    This beautiful recently renovated apartment is privately owned and is located in the Residence Santa Monica in the wonderful resort of Alpe D'Huez.

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  • Chalet Louis

    Chalet Louis

    £458- £1136

    (£pp on std occ)

    SLEEPS 8 2 FREE WIFI 70M TO THE LIFT CATERED (WINTER), SELF CATERED (SUMMER)

    This apartment style chalet is a great place to stay for anyone looking for comfort and style; sleeping 8 people in 4 bedrooms. There's plenty of wood used in the decor which gives the chalet a lovely warm feeling.

    Ski holidays: The chalet is offered on a catered basis and includes airport transfers (prefer self catered - get in touch and we can quote)

    Summer activity holidays: the chalet is offered self-catered on sole occupancy - see our activity packages

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  • Residence Les Bergers

    £510- £556

    (£pp on std occ)

    APTS FOR 2 UP TO 8 100M TO THE LIFT WIFI AVAILABLE

    The Residence Les Bergers apartments are just 100 metres from the ski lifts and shops.

    Ski holidays: The apartments are offered self catered with channel crossing included

    Summer activity holidays: see our activity packages

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  • Chalet Paulette

    £615- £1080

    (£pp on std occ)

    5 BEDROOMS 3 BATH/SHOWER ROOMS 70 METRES TO THE LIFT FREE WIFI CATERED (WINTER), SELF-CATERED (SUMMER)

    This apartment style chalet is a great place to stay for anyone looking for comfort and style; sleeping up to 12 people in 5 bedrooms, the chalet is spread across 2 floors

    Ski holidays: The chalet is offered on a catered basis and includes airport transfers (prefer self catered - get in touch and we can quote)

    Summer activity holidays: the chalet is offered self-catered on sole occupancy - see our activity packages

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  • Chalet Louis

    Chalet Hermione

    £662- £1141

    (£pp on std occ)

    4 BEDROOMS SLEEPS 8/10 2 FREE WIFI 70M TO LIFT

    This apartment style chalet is a great place to stay for anyone looking for comfort and style; sleeping 8/10 people in 4 bedrooms. There's plenty of wood used in the decor which gives the chalet a lovely warm feeling.

    The chalet is quoted on a catered basis - if you would prefer self-catered, do email us

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