During the summer months Alpe D’Huez is a vibrant place buzzing with life. The wild flowers blanket the green mountains side and everything feels fresh with brilliant colours. The resort is open from the 27th June until the 30th August and there are so many activities to keep you occupied. There are many walking and mountain bike trails and some of the ski lifts are open during this period to facilitate getting around this vast region. The sports centre is open and both swimming pools; the outdoor pool being an excellent sun trap. There is a nine hole golf course and tennis courts, Parks, markets and generally something for everyone.
There are children’s activity programmes which part for a new adventure daily. For further information see www.alpedhuez.com/ete/en-30-30-workshops-for-children.html
There are events organised throughout the summer months for example the Marmotte cycle race, triathlons, and the Megavalanche downhill mountain bike race which is the final race of a special mountain biking week.
For a full detailed events programme see www.alpedhuez.com/ete/en-32-42-events.html
Outside of the summer opening dates the old town of Alpe D'Huez is always bustling with cyclists who start attacking the 'hill' around mid May until mid October. Even outside the summer season opening times there are several restaurants, bars and a supermarket which stay open.