Oisans Col Series

The idea is simple; roads such as the iconic climb up to Alpe d’Huez or access to certain mountain passes are for cyclists only (closed to motor vehicles) on the dates and times specified for each route. This is a free, non-timed get-together for cyclists, with no registration required and no set departure time.

FOR SUMMER 2016,
OISANS COL SERIES WILL BE EVERY TUESDAY !!!

Refreshments will be provided on the summit – a great opportunity to discover the produce of the Oisans Route des savoir-faire

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This event is organised by Oisans Tourisme, Oisans tourist offices and local villages.

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Col du Sabot

Tuesday 27 June 2017

The road is closed to all traffic except cyclists from 9 to 12 AM between Le Collet (2 km after Vaujany) and the Col du Sabot (end of the road).  

A fabulous view awaits you at the top of the narrow road leading up to the Col du Sabot, overlooking the Lac de Grand Maison and the Eau d’Olle Valley.

8Km
Distance
770m
Height gain
75mins
Average time

Auris en Oisans

Tuesday 4 July 2017

The road up to Auris en Oisans is closed to all traffic except cyclists from 9 to 11 AM between the village of Freney d’Oisans (in front of Cassini Hôtel) and the ski resort village of Auris en Oisans.

A lovely climb up the side of the Romanche Valley.

12Km
Distance
809m
Height gain
80mins
Average time

Col d’Ornon

Tuesday 11 July 2017

The road is closed to all traffic except cyclists from 9 to 11 AM between La Paute (2 km before Bourg d’Oisans) and the Col d’Ornon.

This route takes you up to the col d’Ornon, the gateway to the Matheysin plateau (via La Morte or Laffrey).

11Km
Distance
733m
Height gain
90min
Average time
Col d'Ornon

Col de Sarenne

Tuesday 18 August
+Tuesday 22 August 2017

The road is closed to traffic from 9 to 12 AM between Le Perron (3.8 km after Clavans le Bas), the Col de Sarenne and the Alpe d’Huez altiport. 

Included in the 2013 Tour de France, the Col de Sarenne is an alternative route up to Alpe d’Huez … locally, it’s known as the “sauvage”!

11Km
Distance
542m
Height gain
75mins
Average time

Villard Reculas

Tuesday 25 July 2017

The road up to Villard Reculas is closed to all traffic except cyclists from 9 to 11 AM from the “Pont Rouge” (between Rochetaillée and Allemont) to Villard Reculas (in front of the tourist office).

2016 NEW ROUTE: Cyclists love to climb this road which is partly in the shadows of the forest. From Villard Reculas, you can also reach Huez, using a very nice balcony road called “Pas de la Confession”, and then Alpe d’Huez.

12Km
Distance
835m
Height gain
100min
Average time

Col de la Croix de Fer – Glandon

Tuesday 1 August 2017

The road is closed to all traffic except cyclists from 9 to 12 AM between Rivier d’Allemont (10 km after Allemont) and the Col de la Croix de Fer.
Croix de Fer and the col du Glandon. The cols will also be reserved for cyclists from 9 to 12 AM after the village of St Colomban des Villards (last crossing road before the col du Glandon) and from 10 to 12 AM from the village of St Sorlin d’Arves (in front of the Tourist Office) up to the cols.

Included in both the Tour de France and La Marmotte, the Col du Glandon and the Col de la Croix de Fer are unmissable experiences in the life of a cyclist. From the top, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view.

18Km
Distance
1055m
Height gain
150mins
Average time

Alpe d’Huez

Tuesday 8 August 2017

The road up to Alpe d’Huez is closed for use by cyclists between 9 and 11 AM. Make the iconic climb up the 21 switchbacks that feature in the legendary Tour de France stage.

From the beginning of the road climbing up to Alpe d’Huez up to Place Paganon / in front of Alpe d’Huez tourist office

12Km
Distance
1092m
Height gain
90mins
Average time

Other “reserved for cyclists” operations are being planned on the “borders” of Oisans during the summer.

Savoie : 1 jour 1 col (not renewed) hautes Alpes : Cols réservés

Contact

Oisans Tourisme

+33 4 76 11 39 73 
15 rue docteur Daday – 38520 Bourg d’Oisans

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