Les Mélèzes has the Accueil Cyclo Label which means that they have a bike shed with utensils, repair kit, water jet cleaning, documentation and adapted meals.There is also E-Bike service so that you can recharge your electric bike there on request (with your own charger).
- Biking and cycling in La Grave-La Meije
- Cycling in the Hautes-Alpes
Galibier, Izoard… the Hautes-Alpes are proud of their legendary mountain passes. There are 25 in all, the most prestigious of which are along the famous Route des Grandes Alpes (Great Alpine Road). Ideal for cycling, such sites are legend thanks to the Tour de France.
- Cycling in L’Oisans
- Mountain-biking in L’Oisans
- With electric bikes in L’Oisans
- Bike-Oisans.com Cycling Events 2018
- Riding the Marmotte
After the Tour de France La Marmotte is the most important tourist event of the summer in the French Alps. For many sportive riders the La Marmotte is the ultimate European sportive. The annual Marmotte Granfondo Alpes is one of the oldest and most popular cyclosportives in the world. The legendary Marmotte is a 174 km road cycle race and has a total of 5,180 metres of Climbing, making it one of the toughest courses of any sportive in the world. On the first weekend of July all bike heroes are awaited on the starting line for what has become an unmissable international cycling event. La Marmotte Gran Fondo starts from Le Bourg d’Oisans, going through the famous mountain passes with a climb of the Col du Glandon. From there you drop down to the start of the Col du Télégraphe. That leads to the Col du Galibier, one of the most famous climbs in worldwide cycling. Then towards the top of the Galibier where a rapid descent follows to Bourg d’Oisans and to finish with a final ascent of the 21 hairpin bends of Alpe d’Huez.
- The Tour de France is an annual male multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries. It consists of 21 stages over a little more than 3 weeks. As the Tour gained prominence and popularity, the race was lengthened and its reach began to extend around the globe. Participation expanded from a primarily French field, as male riders from all over the world began to participate in the race each year. Traditionally, the race is held primarily in the month of July. While the route changes each year, the format of the race stays the same with the appearance of time trials, the passage through the mountain chains of the Pyrenees and the Alps, and the finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The modern editions of the Tour de France consist of 21 day-long segments (stages) over a 23-day period and cover around 3,500 kilometres (2,200 mi). The race alternates between clockwise and counterclockwise circuits of France.
Thursday July 19th: Stage 12: Bourg-Saint-Maurice > Alpe d’Huez
The Tour returns to Alpe-d’Huez. It will enter Oisans by the Maurienne and the Col de la Croix de Fer then descend to Allemont village, going through Bourg d’Oisans and finishing in apotheosis with the ascent of Alpe d’Huez.
Friday July 20th: Stage 13: Bourg d’Oisans > Valence
A 169 km stage leaving the Alps. The Tour will leave Oisans by the Romanche valley (Rochetaillée, Livet-et-Gavet) towards Grenoble, then cross the Rhone valley. Stage favorable to sprinters, with border risks.