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