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 2017,
OISANS COL SERIES WILL BE ALWAYS EVERY TUESDAY !!!

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

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Villard Reculas

Tuesday 12 July 2016

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
Montée du Freney d'Oisans vers Auris en Oisans

Col d’Ornon

Tuesday 12 July 2016

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 second event of 2016 Oisans col series takes you up to the col d’Ornon, the gateway to the Matheysin plateau (via La Morte or Laffrey).

11Km
Distance
630m
Height gain
60min
Average time
Col d'Ornon
Timtoo Timing
If you like, you can time your climb using Timtoo Timing fixed electronic timing chips on the Bourg d’Oisans – Col d’Ornon section. Take care, as roads are only closed for cyclists for the first 3 km of this route.

Col du Sabot

Tuesday 19 August 2016

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).  

The “little, isolated pass” ideal for exploring during the week of the Tour de France. 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
Col du Sabot

Auris en Oisans

Tuesday 28 July 2016

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
670m
Height gain
80mins
Average time
Montée du Freney d'Oisans vers Auris en Oisans
Timtoo Timing
If you like, you can time your climb using Timtoo Timing fixed electronic timing chips, sur l’itinéraire Le Freney d’Oisans – Auris en Oisans.

Col de la Croix de Fer – Glandon

Tuesday 2 August 2016

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.

8Km
Distance
770m
Height gain
90mins
Average time
Col de Sarenne
Timtoo Timing
If you like, you can time your climb using Timtoo Timing fixed electronic timing chips on the Allemont – Croix de Fer route. Take care, as the road is only closed to traffic from Le Rivier d’Allemont onwards.

Alpe d’Huez

Tuesday 9 August 2016

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 (at the Timtoo Timing electronic terminal) up to Place Paganon / in front of Alpe d’Huez tourist office

12Km
Distance
1023m
Height gain
90mins
Average time
Col de Sarenne
Timtoo Timing
If you like, you can time your climb using Timtoo Timing fixed electronic timing chips on the Bourg d’Oisans – Alpe d’Huez “Vieil Alpe” section.

Col de Sarenne

Tuesday 16 August
+Tuesday 30 August 2016

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
420m
Height gain
60mins
Average time
Col de Sarenne
Timtoo Timing

If you like, you can time your climb using Timtoo Timing fixed electronic timing chips on the Bourg d’Oisans – Col de Sarenne section. Take care, as roads are closed for cyclists for only a short part of this route.

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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