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Main Events in Alpe d'Huez
Annual & Big Events

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About Events in Alpe d'Huez

There are loads of events in Alpe d'Huez organised year-round. From quirky local events to large scale sporting spectacles there is always something worth visiting. In this section we bring you information about the major annual Alpe d'Huez events in resort and don't forget to check out our Events Calender for the latest updates.

Alpe 21, Alpe d'Huez

Pedestrian climb of the 21 bends, August
Runners entering Alp d'Huez after ameauter 21 race

Seen it on TV and fancy doing it yourself? Well now is your chance with the "Alpe 21" amateur competition - a timed pedestrian climb of the 21 bends up to Alpe d’Huez. This meeting gathers more than 500 hikers and runners and also includes a 1,2 mile race just for children on the Avenue des Jeux in the very heart of the resort.
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Alpe d'Huzes - Dutch Bike challenge

Dutchies on Bikes raising money for charity
Alpe d'Huzes - Dutch Bike challenge

For the 9th year in a row in 2014, a great number of Dutch cyclists will climb 6 times up the famous road between Bourg d’Oisans and Alpe d’Huez.
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Andros Trophy, Alpe d'Huez

Ice Driving Competition
Andros Trophy, Alpe d'Huez

Known as "Formula One on ice" the Andros Trophy is a series of motor races that take place on ice tracks throughout France. The two day event is a great day out with lots of races and entertainments going on into the night.
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Bastille Day

Fireworks for the French National Day, celebrated on 14 July each year
An image of a firework display

Bastille Day in celebrated across the whole of France with a bang...well, several in fact, fireworks always feature heavily.
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Christmas, Alpe d'Huez

Celebrate a white Christmas in Alpe d'Huez, 25th December
An image of a Christmas tree in Alpe d'Huez

Wondering what to do this Christmas in Alpe d'Huez?  The festive season in the snowy Alps is always magical and every year there is some sort of celebration in resort to mark the occasion. 
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Comic Book Festival

Comic fair, book signings & workshops
an image of a flyer for the comic book festival

Celebrating all types of comic books this is a great event for graphic novel enthusiasts.
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European Gay Ski Week, Alpe d'Huez

7 days of gay friendly skiing, snowboarding & partying
European Gay Ski Week, Alpe d'Huez

European Gay Ski Week returns to Alpe d'Huez for each year in what never fails to be a great event! There are cocktail parties, masquerade parties, pool parties and more as well as the SnowGaymes - an international gay and lesbian ski and snowboard contest.
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Fete de la Musique, Alpe d'Huez

National celebration of music, 21st June
Fete de la Musique Logo

The Fête de la Musique is the celebration that takes place every summer solstice on 21st June in cities, towns and villages across France.
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International Comedy Film Festival, Alpe d'Huez

Comedy Film Festival, January
International Comedy Film Festival logo

The International Comedy Film Festival returns to Alpe d'Huez each year with a selection of 8 full-length comedy films and 10 unpublished short films for your viewing pleasure... A unique event in France this festival is one of a kind - and it's free! Arrive early to bag your seat; the films are introduced by members of the cast and crew and this is a very popular event. Many of the films will be in French (some may have English subtitles) but all the films are screened in their original language, so American or English films will be shown with French subtitles.
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International Ice Hockey Tournement, Alpe d'Huez

Ice Hockey competition, August

The Alpe d’Huez Yetis invite Ice Hockey players from Canada, Russia, Switzerland, America, Italy and the Czech Republic to the ice rink for a festival to promote friendship and fair play. The teams will take to the ice for a tournament and to the bars and for parties and shows.
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La Marmotte Cycling Race, Alpe d'Huez

5000m of climbing from Bourg d'Oisans to Alpe d'Huez, July
a picture of cyclists on road bikes

The legendary Marmotte road bike race over 174 km and with a 5,000 m height gain. Departure from Bourg-d’Oisans (717 m), arrival at Alpe-d’Huez (1 880 m). Riding over the mountain passes of Glandon (1 818 m), Télégraphe (1 570 m), Galibier (2 642 m) and Lautaret (2 057 m)'s not for the faint hearted!!
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Megavalanche, Alpe d'Huez

Mountain bike competition, July
image of Megavalanche MTB Competiton, Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d’Huez is a mecca for mountain bikers and the UCC Mégavalanche is now one of the many mountain biking events of the Grandes Rousses summer season, let alone being the longest downhill race in the world! 
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New Years Eve, Alpe d'Huez

Celebrate NYE in Alpe d'Huez, 31st December
champagne flute and cork

Wondering what to do this New Year in Alpe d'Huez?  All the bars hold their own parties, restaurants often lay on a special menu and perhaps some entertainment.  
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Sarenne Snow Bike, Alpe d'Huez

Glacier downhill biking event, April
Sarenne Snow Bike, downhill bike race in Alpe d'Huez

This unique downhill mountain biking event in Alpe d'Huez offers a downhill mountain bike race on the snow covered Sarenne.
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Ski Dance & Delirious, Alpe d'Huez

Ski & Dance Festival, February
People dancing at a dance event

A chance to learn some new moves with Ski Dance & Delirious.
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Supermoto Championships, Alpe d'Huez

Massive Motorbike competition, one for the petrol-heads
Supermoto Championships, Alpe d'Huez

The French Supermoto Championships make a noisy arrival in Alpe d’Huez. A high altitude track, located on the Eclose, with a terrain ensuring spectacular jumps and speeds. One for the petrol-heads.
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Tour de France, Alpe d'Huez

Biggest cycle race in Europe, July
Road biking in Alpe d'Huez

Every summer France is gripped by the biggest and best cycle race in Europe - Le Tour de France.
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Triathlon & Duathlon

4 races over 5 days: Duathlon, long, short and children's Triathlon

Many specialised magazines rank the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon among the most mythical races in the world, a race that every triathlete should compete in at least once in his life.
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