Summer in Alpe d’Huez and Oz

Cycling holidays

summer in alpe d'huez and oz
Summer in Alpe d’Huez and Oz is all about the famous cols of the Tour de France

Our summer in Alpe d’Huez and Oz is all about cycling; we welcome everyone that comes to conquer the climbs to the cols and tackle the fearsome descents.

You will have spacious rooms and excellent catering home-made for cyclists.

There is a locked garage for bikes and a washdown area. We can also help you plan routes around the area.

Home comforts

big comfortable room
Our rooms are large and comfortable, just what you need after a day in the saddle.

We really focus on your comfort while you are with us. After a day on the mountain you will come back to your large and roomy suite, allowing you to stretch out and relax; just make yourself at home.

If you still have energy to burn, challenge someone to a game of table tennis or table football in our games room.

Super healthy food

super healthy food
Super healthy food for intense sporting activities and recovery.

We know delicious and healthy food is a major part of any holiday and ours is designed with your enjoyment in mind.

Start the day with a hearty breakfast buffet, bacon and eggs cooked to order, and set yourself up for a day on the mountain. Recovery pasta meals are available after your ride.

Our dinners are tasty and well-cooked, designed to keep you going through the next day. Expect to eat refined rustic dishes based on the best of local cuisine.

 Summer in Alpe d’Huez and Oz

The mythical 21 bends of Alpe d’Huez are just around the corner, an easy 15 minute warm up before tacking one of the worlds most famous climbs.

Marco Pantani did it in 37 minutes, how about you?

The cols of the Glandon and Croix de Fer are just up the road with their dramatic landscapes and lung busting gradients. The whole Oisans area is concentrated with famous stages from the Tour de France.

Mountain Bikes

During the summer in Alpe d’Huez and Oz the mountain becomes part of the Grande Domaine VTT, the Alpe d’Huez mountain bike area.

The huge ski lift system, open in the summer months of July and August, gets mountain bikes up to the top of the runs. At 3330m Pic Blanc is one of the highest places to start a MTB descent.

There are runs for all abilities and access from Oz to all kinds of slopes is both quick and convenient. Consequently queuing is rare even during summer events.
Click here for a trail map.

Bike rental

You can rent top quality bikes directly from Will, who speaks excellent English, at Bleach Xtreme Sports.

Standard Mountain bikes are available as well as Freeride and Downhill versions. You can rent from just one day to your entire stay. Tell him what kind of shoes you have and he will arrange the correct pedals.

You can see all sorts of detailed information on www.lechateaudoz.bike which concentrates on cycling.

A different world

Experience a different world for a summer holiday. The summer in Alpe d’Huez and Oz is warm and sunny while cool breezes play on the higher cols.

Snow is visible on the peaks all year round, but the valleys are lush forests and green pastures covered with wild flowers.

Wild animals and birds live in the forest and on the high alpine meadows. Golden Eagles fly over the cols searching for Marmottes, whose warning calls ring out through the air. In the quieter parts of the mountains Chamois, Moufflon and Bouquetin roam.

Other Summer holidays

There are so many other things to do during the summer in Alpe d’Huez and Oz, from walking to donkey trekking as well as swimming in the lakes and enjoying the beaches.

You can also just sit in the garden and read a book; take some time for yourself. Whatever you choose to do, we’ll help you have a comfortable and relaxed holiday. We are always around to answer your questions and make arrangements for you.

A Château in the Alps?

Le Château d’Oz is a large country house (château in French) with a big garden and private parking in the village of Oz en Oisans.

The garden has chairs and tables so that you can relax in the summer sun after a hard day in the saddle. We have a large HDTV with UK SKY TV so that you can watch the grand tours with a cold one in the afternoons.