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Etape du Tour - Stay in Alpe d'Huez

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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 hotels 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

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Included with your weekend

3 nights at a choice of hotels 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


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

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.

Our hotels

We are staying at the hotel le Refuge, hotel Petit Prince, the hotel Le Dome, the Chalet Hotel Belle Etoile and the Chalet des Neiges - Daria I Nor, in Alpe d’Huez. Your stay will be for 3 nights.  At the Petit Prince Hotel and Hotel Le Dome you will be on a bed and breakfast basis so with breakfasts included.

At the Chalethotel Belle Etoile your stay is on Half Board (breakfast is taken at the hotel, evening meal is severed the nearby Smithy's Tavern).

At the Hotel le Refuge, your stay is on Half Board

At the Chalet des Neiges - Daria I Nor, your stay is on Self Catering.

You will have an early breakfast on Etape du Tour day where this is included at your accommodation.

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 at the hotel to assist you with fitting your rental bike or building your own bike after travel.

Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel.

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 at the hotel 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. Early breakfasts are arranged in the hotel restaurants. Those who have booked self-catering residences 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.


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.



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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  • Hotel Le Dome

    104 Place Maurice Rajon 38750 Alpe d’Huez

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    Hotel Le Dome is a small family run 3 star hotel, well situated a quiet area of the town.
    The town centre, with outdoor swimming-pool, and sports centre is within 5 minutes’ walk.

    Next door to the hotel, there is a bank, a newsagent and a small supermarket. Numerous restaurants are available around the hotel.

    The hotel staff speak English, German and Italian.

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
  • Langley Hôtel Le Petit Prince

    Route de la Poste, 38750 Alpe d’Huez

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    Langley Hôtel Le Petit Prince Hotel is a family friendly 3 star hotel. The town centre of Alpe d'Huez, with bank, newsagent, small supermarket, outdoor swimming-pool, and sports centre is within 5 minutes’ walk. All rooms are modern and cosy, some of which have balconies overlooking the valley.

    Important Room Type notes

    We have a number of family rooms that can take upto 4 guests. These rooms have 2 twin beds and a bunk bed. The bunk beds are suitable for adults.

    If you would like to choose this type of room, depending on how many people will travel, you should choose either  :

    'Family Room for 2 people'

    'Family Room for 3 people'


    'Family Room for 4 people'

    We can offer up to 2 children free of charge in our family rooms, if not all beds will be used by adults. Simply book the number of adults that you require then contact us after booking to add the children into your room.  For example, if you are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children aged 16 or under) then book 'Family Room for 2 people' and let us know that you'll be travelling with 2 children. 

    No more than 4 people in total can fit into any one room

    Airport transfers are not included and need to be paid for separately.

    Breakfasts for children to be paid for in resort.


    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • On-site Parking
  • Chalethotel Belle Étoile

    Rue du Coulet 38750 Huez

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    Chalethotel Belle Étoile features a sauna, sun terrace and outdoor spa where you can enjoy magnificent views of the valley and the mountains. The rooms are comfortable and are available exclusively as single (1 double bed) or twin rooms (2 single beds). Each room has its own bathroom and toilet, duvets and hairdryer. The entire chalet is non-smoking and there is free WIFI.

    The hotel also offers a sauna and a spacious outside area where it is possible to relax after a long day’s ride.

    Belle Étoile is located in the old town of Alpe d'Huez. Here there is a particularly charming atmosphere with authentic houses in stone and wood. There is a string of cosy cafes, international sports bars and top-notch restaurants. It's all within a few minutes walk.

    What you get when you stay at Chalethotel Belle Étoile

    • Cozy chalet atmosphere
    • Central location in Alpe d’Huez
    • Half board
    • Sauna
    • Outdoor hot tub

    Please note that when you stay at the Chalethotel Le Belle Etoile, your breakfasts are served in the chalet hotel but evening meals are taken at Smithy’s tavern which is a 5 minute walk away. Our transfer buses cannot drive all the way to the chalet, and guests must therefore transport the luggage themselves about 400 metres from and to the bus stop at the Palais des Sports. It is also at the Palais des Sports that you can park your car if you are driving.

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Wellness Area
  • Hotel Le Refuge Alpe d’Huez

    227 Chemin de la Chapelle Alpe d’Huez 38750 Alpe d’Huez

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    Located in L'Alpe-d'Huez, Hotel Le Refuge has the most beautiful terrace in the area. Here you will have sun all day and you can therefore enjoy both food and drink with the most beautiful view and sun on your cheeks all day long.

    The hotel has a 2 star rating and it is basic with simple but comfortable rooms. Some rooms have balconies and all rooms have their own shower and toilet. All rooms have been recently renovated.

    Your stay here is on a half board basis so with breakfasts and a two-course evening meal included. Every morning the hotel serves a delicious breakfast buffet, so you are ready to challenge the day in the best style and with your stomach full of quality ingredients. Evening meals are taken at the hotel in a cozy, chalet style dining room.

    The hotel is located almost on the edge of the centre of Alpe d'Huez, in the old town. Here the atmosphere is something very special, especially in the summer, where it exudes authenticity and old French city style. It cannot be described, it must be experienced.

    In the old town you will also find the good restaurants and small secret areas. In the newer part of town, there are plenty of opportunities to shop in many delicious shops as well as shop in several supermarkets. Here you will also find the ice rink and the outdoor pool.    

    Hotel staff speak Danish, Swedish, English and French.

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • City Centre Location

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