What to do in Alpe d'Huez?

The resort offers a wide variety of outdoor activities.

Enhance your stay in one of our properties in Alpe d'Huez by organising unusual activities such as outings with the kids, getting your adrenaline pumping by trying extreme sports, or enjoying a good dinner at one of the resort's famous restaurants.

What to do in Alpe d’Huez during winter?

The ski resort of Alpe d'Huez is a breath of fresh air for its visitors, and the breathtaking scenery will not fail to amaze you. This picturesque village in the Isere region offers a change of scenery that will certainly delight you during your winter holidays. With so many activities to choose from, there is something for everyone in your group.

Not surprisingly, snow sports are the main attraction here. Even if the slopes are south-facing (which means optimal sunshine), the relatively high altitude of Alpe d'Huez (1,860 metres) means that the slopes have good snow cover all year round. The Grand Domaine de l'Alpe d'Huez is also suitable for children and beginner skiers. In fact, it consists of 60% green and blue runs.

For the more courageous, the area also has some slopes with a strong character. These include the black runs of Sarenne (the most famous in Alpe d'Huez) and the Tunnel (with a starting point at 3,333 metres). Similarly, its snowboard course is accessible. The gentle slopes are also ideal for sledging. In the Bergers district, there is a 1 kilometre-long toboggan run.  

If you want to do something off the slopes, the Palais des Sports de l'Alpe d'Huez is open to you. The activities to do are as diverse as they are numerous. Escape Game (2 indoor rooms and 1 outdoor course), modern aquagym centre, introduction to aquapalming, swimming lessons, indoor artificial climbing structure, badminton and table tennis, etc., you are spoilt for choice.

Of course, you can also simply take advantage of the luxurious rooms of your holiday accommodation in Alpe d'Huez and its various facilities to make your stay all the more enjoyable. An indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, hammam..., an apartment or a luxury chalet in Isere will certainly satisfy you.

What to do in Alpe d’Huez during summer?

This Isere ski resort is also an excellent choice for summer holidays in the mountains. It is a real haven for nature lovers and high-altitude activities. In particular, the village of Alpe d'Huez offers a vast playground for the whole family. Whatever your age or level, you will probably find the perfect attraction to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

In the Bergers neighborhood, for example, you will find the Kid's Land park where bouncy castles and trampolines welcome the young ones. The Bergers is also home to the Île aux Loisirs, which offers multigenerational activities. Tennis, golf, archery... make your choice according to your desires.  

For adults, there are also many activities to do in summer in Alpe d'Huez. Whether you are a solo traveller, a visitor wishing to spend a memorable stay with your loved one or a group of friends wishing to enjoy the exceptional landscape of the Alps, Alpe d'Huez will surely convince you. Think of rock climbing in particular.

Le Vernis (750 metres) and its 30 routes, Venosc (950 metres) and its 51 routes, La Chalp (1000 metres) and its 37 routes, La Berarde (1500-2000 metres) and its 100 routes..., the choice is very wide. The Lacs Besson cliff (2,150 metres), in particular, offers a magnificent setting where 150 routes of levels 5-6 are distributed. They are equipped to guarantee optimal safety. But you can also decide to climb around Grenoble which offers routes of different lengths.

For those who prefer to stay on the ground, hiking is another possibility. Again, there is a wide selection of routes to choose from. The ascent to the Col du Lac Blanc will reward you with a magnificent view of the Pic Blanc. While a descent from the Vallon de la Fare refuge will allow you to stop at some unique spots.

Another idea to fully appreciate the beauty of nature in Alpe d'Huez is to opt for a walk around the lakes. Lac Besson, Lac Noir, Lac Faucille and Lac Carrelet, discover them through a 9.5-kilometre hiking circuit. Alternatively, you can also choose the Plateau de Montfrais route, starting at an altitude of 2,100 metres. The return journey is by cable car.

In addition to picnicking in these beautiful places in Alpe d'Huez, you can also organise a family fishing day. The lakes (Besson, Les Bergers, Lac Blanc, Lac Noir, Faucille, Milieu) and streams (Sarenne, Rif Nel and Rif Brillant) are particularly suitable for this activity. For mountain bikers, this Isere ski resort offers perfect trails to reach even more beautiful places. There are 37 routes spread over 250 kilometres of marked mountain bike trails, overlooking the Oisans between 700 and 3,330 metres above sea level.