Cycling Les Deux Alps

As with Alpe d’Huez, Les Deux-Alpes is a ski resort in the Oisans region of the French Alps and was the scene of Marco Pantani’s famous Tour de France winning victory in 1998. The route we have mapped out below sees you cycling to Les Deux-Alpes. Bourg d’Oisans has been used as the start and endpoint of this out and back cycling route but you could easily start this ride from anywhere along the valley.

The first section is relatively flat and provides you with a good warm-up before you take a left turn and the climbing begins. This is the same road as the Col du Lautaret and hence is quite busy at the start. Once you reach he Lac du Chambord at Le Freney d’Oisans you will take a urn on the D213. You will leave the busy traffic behind you now as you begin the climb to the summit of Les Deux-Alpes.

Suggested cycling route

Distance: 49.7km / 31mi

Start elevation: 721m / 2,365ft

Max elevation: 1,663m / 5,456ft

Metres climbed: 1,431m / 4,695ft

Metres descended: 1,431m / 4,695ft

Categorised climbs: 1

Climb statistics and gradient profile

Gradient profile of Les Deux Alpes from Le Freney d'Oisans

Les Deux Alpes

Length: 11.9km / 7.5mi

Average gradient: 6.2%

Start point: Le Freney d’Oisains

Elevation at top: 1,663m / 5,456ft

Food and water

We recommend topping up with food and water before setting off from Bourg d’Oisans.

You can also resupply at Le Freney d’Oisans before beginning the climb to Les Deux-Alpes.