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Etape du Tour - Alpe d'Huez Chalets and Residences

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Here at Destination Sport Experiences we are proud to be an official partner of the Etape du Tour de France. We have years of experience of organising travel packages to the Etape du Tour and after an absence of 2 years we’re looking forward to welcoming amateur cyclists again in France on Sunday July 10th, 2022 in Alpe d’Huez.

Our team on the ground are local to the area and have years of experience to ensure that you get the most out of your Etape du Tour experience with us. Our product director Alex lived in Alpe d’Huez for 6 years so he knows what he’s talking about!

Our travel packages afford you all the choice and flexibility that you need as you can select the services that you require. Our reservation system allows you to build your package with the elements that you need so there is no need to pay for services that you won’t use.

 

Our team have been present at the last 12 editions of the Etape du Tour and we are looking forward to again helping our customers make this brilliant cycling event a success.

Here you will find all the information about our hotel package in Alpe d’Huez.

Why stay in Alpe d’Huez?

We have decided to only offer accommodation in Alpe d'Huez. By staying at the finish, you will enjoy the following benefits:

We will deliver your entry to you in Alpe d’Huez so there is no need to go and register in Briançon (note that you need to upload your medical certificate in advance).

You won’t have far to go after you finish. There is no wait for your return transport to Briançon after finishing the Etape.

You get the best choice of low-cost airlines by flying to either Geneva or Lyon Airport. By staying in Alpe d’Huez you will therefore benefit from shorter airport transfers from Lyon or Geneva (1 hour shorter compared to going to Briançon from Lyon or Geneva).

Book this experience and you'll get:

Private Feed Stops:  Avoid the crowds and get access to our feed stops with real food at various points on the route (exact loctaions to be confirmed).

Mechanic support for you and your bike: Masseurs are on hand to see to your body’s mechanics. Expert mechanics on hand all weekend to see to your bike. You can also hire one of our bikes with compact 11/34 cassette.

Be part of Team DSE: Team activities include: a guided warm up ride, bring your own support team as we have family and group accommodation and kids up to 16 go free, meal nights and Etape du Tour celebration party at the famous Smithy’s tavern in Alpe d’Huez on Sunday night

3 nights at a choice of accommodation in Alpe d’Huez

All taxes are included

The services of our local team including mechanic services, a race briefing and additional feed stations on the route

Sounds good, right! Click 'Book Now' to join us.

Included with your weekend

3 nights at a choice of residences and chalets in Alpe d’Huez

The services of our local expert guides and bike mechanic

Team DSE activities

Detailed itinerary

Optional extras:

Guaranteed entry for the 2022 Etape du Tour

Airport transfers from Geneva airport at various times for you and your bike. Available at £50 one way and £80 return

Airport transfers from Lyon airport at various times for you and your bike. Available at £45 one way and £75 return

Transport from Alpe d’Huez to Briançon on Etape day. See the itinerary for more details. Available at £45 per person

Group meal night at Smithy’s tavern at £75 per person (3 evenings included, drinks NOT included)

Massages – bookable locally

Bike rental – Coming soon

Starting Pens and Bib Numbers

Although we are licensed to sell official entries for the 2022 Etape du Tour, we have no influence over the allocation of starting pens and bib numbers.

Closer to the event we will send you a link which will allow you to complete the registration process for the Etape du Tour. Once you have finalised the registration process, the race organisers will allocate you a starting pen and bib based on the information provided. 

 

Your Itinerary

Friday 8 July, 2022 : Travel to Alpe d’Huez

Make your own arrangements to arrive in Alpe d’Huez today. Our team will be available to meet you at the accommodation. If you plan to fly then we offer airport transfers for you, your luggage and your bike from Lyon or Geneva airport.

Our Chalets and Residences

We are staying at the Residence L'Ours Blanc and Residence Les Bergers in Alpe d’Huez. Your stay will be for 3 nights. Stays in the residences are on a self-catering basis

Why not join us in Smithy's Tavern for your evening meals during your stay in Alpe d'huez? For £25 per person per night you'll get a good 2 course meal in the company of other Etape riders and the Team DSE crew.

Airport Transfers

Geneva Airport

There will be transfers throughout the day until 20:00 (8pm is our last departure from Geneva. You will need to land no later than 7pm to be on this transfer). The journey from Geneva Airport to Alpe d’Huez takes approximately 3 and a 1/2 hours with a coach. 

Lyon Airport

 

We will offer a transfer from Lyon to Alpe d’Huez today with the latest transfer departing at 19:00 (7pm is our last departure from Lyon. You will need to land no later than 6pm to be on this transfer). The journey from Lyon Airport to Alpe d’Huez takes approximately 2 and a 1/2 hours with a coach.

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as we have made arrangements to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Alternatively, you can rent a bike with us for the weekend. Our mechanic will be available this afternoon to assist you with fitting your rental bike or building your own bike after travel.

Bikes can be safely stored at the accommodation.

This afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you. The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Alpe d’Huez’s many restaurants.

Saturday 9 July, 2022 : Preparation day

After breakfast and preparing the bikes, we will take you on a supported, guided ride that takes in the Vilard Reculas climb which is the easiest way to get back up to Alpe d’Huez. We will descend down to Bourg d’Oisans, ride along the valley floor and climb back up to Alpe d’Huez.  

Bike collection

If you have opted for our transfer service to the start (optional at £45 per person) then late afternoon, we will collect your bike from you for transport to Briançon where it will be stored securely overnight. We want to avoid wasting time in the morning so the bikes will be stored near the start.

We’ll be back Alpe d'Huez in the afternoon for you to rest and get prepared for tomorrow. This evening our bike guides will do a race briefing to run through Etape day logistics and of course the route.

The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Alpe d’Huez’s many restaurants.

Sunday 10 July, 2022 : The 2022 Etape du Tour

We have an early start this morning. Those who have booked self-catering residences and chalets need to ensure they prepare their own breakfasts this morning.

Transfer to the start

For those of you who have driven from the UK or who have rented a car, please ensure that you leave plenty of time to get to the start and find your start pen.

If you have pre-booked our transport service then we will collect you from your hotel and residence at approximately 04:00 this morning. The journey to Briançon will take about 2 hours. You can take a rucksack with you today which can be collected back this evening in Alpe d’Huez. 

On arrival in Briançon, we will drop you off at the bike store where you are able to get ready and ride down to your start pen. Any items that you want to leave behind can be put in your rucksack and handed in for transport to Alpe d’Huez. Please don’t leave valuables, medication or any other important items in there.

The 2022 Etape du Tour

The Etape du Tour start is done in waves. You will be allocated a start pen with a time that you have to enter the pen plus a start time. Previous editions have started between 07:00 and 08:30. The Etape du Tour is a race with cut off points. You need to have passed certain points on the route at a certain time otherwise you will be eliminated from the route. If you’re eliminated your bike will go on a bike trailer and you will be transported to the finish in Alpe d’Huez.

Once you finish in Alpe d’Huez, there’s no need to worry as you are staying near the finish.

This afternoon and early evening we’ll assist you with re-packing your bikes ahead of travel and you’ll also be able to return your rental bikes with us.

Monday 11 July, 2022 : Departure

After breakfast we offer our optional transfer back to Lyon or Geneva airport. We advise you not to book any flights before 10:00 as it will be a mega early start. Our first airport transfer will leave Alpe d’Huez at 06:00 in time for flights that depart Lyon after 10:30 and Geneva after 11:30.

 

Need to Know

How to book

To make your booking, click on the orange button at the top of the page,  ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.

Payments

We offer all our customers a payment schedule where you pay in instalments without fees. When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically.

The cost of the event entry is non-refundable.

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for France’s current entry restrictions and requirements.

Medical certificate

Please note that you need a medical certificate to take part in the 2022 Etape du Tour. Check out our medical certification page for more information. 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is an essential part of any holiday you take and we highly recommend that you purchase suitable insurance for your trip. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events in France. Please remember to insure your bike for foreign travel.

Location

Briançon

Briançon, the highest town in Europe (1,326 m above sea level), is playing host to the village of l'Étape du Tour. Briançon is part of the Serre Chevalier area which is most famous for the great skiing that’s to be had here in the winter. Other villages in Serre Chevalier are: Chantemerle, Saint Chaffrey, Villeneuve and Monetier Les Bains. Briançon last played host to the Etape du Tour in 2017 when the route took in 181km and  the Col de Vars and the Col d’Izoard. 

During the 2022 Etape du Tour, you will be spending between 6 and 11 hours on your bike. You will be conquering the Col d’Izoard, Col du Lautaret and Alpe d’Huez. Obviously, the keenest riders among you will also make the most of the trip to Hautes-Alpes to cycle up the Galibier pass or have a bit of fun on the hairpin bends up to Risoul. And because life is about more than just cycling, here are our suggestions for relaxation and exploration time with family or friends that you can plan in advance.

On offer during your visit:  a tour of the Cité Vauban in Briançon, swimming in mountain lakes or in the natural lakes in Serre-Chevalier, excursions to the Ecrins or Queyras National Parks, boating on the lake in  Serre-Ponçon... And not forgetting local foodie discoveries, of which you can enjoy a taste in the Etape du Tour’s gourmet Village.

Enjoy your stay in Hautes Alpes!!

Discover all the essential information to make the most of your stay in the region:

Serre-Chevalier: click here discover the region's activities

Click here to discover Queyras’s musts

Alpe d’Huez

One of the most iconic climbs of the Tour de France and of cycling in general. The 21 hairpin bends up to the ‘Ile au Soleil’ are on every cyclist’s bucket list. A popular ski resort in the winter, the resort turns into a cycling mecca in the summer. Apart from the Etape and the Tour, other events in June/ July 2022 include: the Haute Route Alpe d’Huez, the Marmotte Gran Fondo Alps, the Megavalanche and the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon.

Alpe d’Huez featured in the Etape du Tour for the last time in 2011 with a 109km stage from Modane/ Valfrejus. It last featured in the Tour de France in 2018 when Geraint Thomas was victorious. Geraint Thomas became the first British winner at Alpe d’Huez on the occasion of the 30th finish in the ski resort of the Oisans. He was also the first rider to win a road stage to Alpe d’Huez with the yellow jersey. He outsprinted Tom Dumoulin, Romain Bardet, Chris Froome and Mikel Landa to extend his lead in the overall ranking.

For training, Alpe du Zwift on Zwift is a fairly accurate representation of the climb so ideal to get stuck into over the winter!

 

 

Hotel Options

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  • Residence L’Ours Blanc

    65 avenue des Jeux 38750 L’Alpe-d’Huez

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    A refundable deposit of €200 will be requested on arrival (card pre-authorisation or cheque). Your stay here includes linen, towels, beds made on arrival and end of stay cleaning, excluding the kitchen and dishes. There will be no daily cleaning. You are kindly requested to clean the kitchen area before departure. Not doing so may affect your deposit.

    Note that your stay here will be on a self-catering basis so you need to make arrangements for all your meals. If you’d like to join us, we provide a meal night at Smithy’s tavern every evening (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun). A basic but copious 2 course meal will be served for £25 per person per night, for 3 nights, for £75 per person.

    L'Ours Blanc residence is located right in the centre of Alpe d'Huez. The resort is renowned for its exceptional sunshine and the legendary peaks in the Oisans mountain range. 

    This stunning residence combines the modern and the traditional to perfection, blending seamlessly into the quintessential mountain landscape. Here, we offer apartments with warm and welcoming interiors where every detail has been designed for your comfort, complete with breath-taking views of the valley or the Massif de L'Oisans from your balcony.

    You can get to the resort centre within minutes or access the shopping arcade directly from the residence. 

    All of the apartments at Résidence Pierre & Vacances L'Ours Blanc have a kitchen (2 or 4 electric hotplates, refrigerator, microwave with grill function, dishwasher, electric coffee-maker), a private bathroom and a private balcony. The entire residence is serviced by a lift and there is luggage storage free of charge.

    Studios and Apartment descriptions

    Studio Standard for single use

    This studio apartment is about 25 m² and has a living room with 2 sofa-beds and a sleeping alcove/cabin with 2 bunk beds. There is no separate bedroom.

    The kitchen has a coffee machine, dishwasher, mini-oven, electric cooking rings, fridge. There is a separate bathroom with WC and the studio has a balcony.

    We suggest using this studio for single occupancy. 

    One bedroom apartment - Twin and double use

    This one-bedroom apartments are at least 25 m² and have living rooms and bedrooms. Bedrooms  have either 1 double bed or 2 single beds.

    The kitchen has a coffee machine, dishwasher, mini-oven, electric cooking rings, fridge. There is a separate bathroom with WC and the apartment has a balcony. 

    Two bedroom apartments - Twin and Triple use

    These two-bedroom duplex apartments are about 50 m² and has on the ground floor a living room with 1 single sofa bed and a fold-out bed. Bedroom facilities: a bedroom with 1 double bed, and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds.

    The kitchen has a coffee machine, dishwasher, mini-oven, electric cooking rings, fridge. Bathroom facilities : 1 shower with 1 toilet and 1 bathroom.

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • City Centre Location
  • Les Bergers Residence

    336 avenue des Marmottes 38750 L’Alpe-d’Huez

    More Details

    A refundable deposit of €200 will be requested on arrival (card pre-authorisation or cheque).Your stay here includes linen, towels, beds made on arrival and end of stay cleaning excluding the kitchen and dishes. There will be no daily cleaning. You are kindly requested to clean the kitchen area before departure. Not doing so may affect your deposit.

    Note that your stay here will be on a self-catering basis so you need to make arrangements for all your meals. If you’d like to join us, we provide a meal night at Smithy’s tavern every evening (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun). A basic but copious 2 course meal will be served for £25 per person per night.

    The P&V Les Bergers residence is located in the Les Bergers area of Alpe d'Huez. These comfortable, fully equipped apartments have a balcony with views of the resort or over the valley and towards Les Écrins mountains. The residence has an outdoor heated pool and relaxation room with sauna.

    Twin Studio Standard for 2 people

    This studio features a living area with a sofa bed and one pull-out bed (recommended for children) and a sleeping alcove with 2 bunk beds or 2 single beds. It has one independent bathroom with a bath. The fully equipped kitchenette opens on the living area.

    Twin Studio Large for 2 people

    This studio features a living area with two single sofa beds with two pull-out beds (recommended for children) and a sleeping alcove with 2 single beds. It has one independent bathroom with a bath. The fully equipped kitchenette opens on the living area.

     
     

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Wellness Area

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