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Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d'Huez Elevation

   It doesn't get more mythical than Alpe d'Huez. Probably the most famous climb in the world and the scene of countless legendary battles. Each of the 21 numbered hairpins is dedicated to a Tour de France icon.

   We take a 20km downhill spin to the foot of the climb. From here it's 14km to the finish line where we will have gained 1,128m giving an average gradient of 8.1%, The first couple of kilometres are the steepest after which it settles into a steady rhythm. The professional photographers stationed over the last few hairpins ensure that your efforts will be captured for posterity. Smile if you have any energy left!

   After a brief coffee stop, we descend around 3km and take the stunning 'balcony' ride which hugs the mountainside. Lunch is at a restaurant on the valley floor. We then take the minibus back to Morzine where we will celebrate Bastille Day.

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