Airport Transfers to and from Alpe d'Huez
TransferFix is a great online service that allows you to compare all transfer services between Alpe d'Huez and every airport which services Alpe d'Huez. You can choose from an inexpensive shared airport transfer, a standard private transfer service or a premium private luxury limousine service.
The comparison service of TransferFix provides real-time availability and prices. You can book and pay for your chosen service in three swift and easy steps.
And you do not have to worry about any additional costs! The transport companies are contracted to offer you the same prices in TransferFix as they do on their website.
TransferFix is available, not only in Alpe d'Huez, but in many other resorts. Compare and book airport transfers with TransferFix, in many other alpine resorts in which TransferFix VTC partners operate.
Journey Times & Distances from Airports to Alpe d'Huez
TransferFix compares services within the tourism sector and it allows for a selection of a service, order a service or pay for it, online and directly to the licensed transportation provider.
Shared Transfers to and from Alpe d'Huez
Shared transfers are an excellent low-cost option. You will be taken right to, or from your hotel or chalet, no matter where you are staying in Alpe d'Huez. You will be sharing the vehicle with other people who will be collected from or dropped off at different locations in Alpe d'Huez.
You might have to wait for more passengers at the airport or you might have to wait for other passengers to be dropped off in Alpe d'Huez before you, consequently your journey time might slightly increase. However, you will always be notified in due time of your exact pick-up time.
Contrarily, there is always the likelihood that you are lucky, with all passengers coming off the same flight or from flights landing within minutes of each other. Or, drop-offs in Alpe d'Huez might be close to one another or you might be the first to be dropped-off in Alpe d'Huez.
Either way, the shared transfer experience requires a bit of “give and take” and a thoughtful attitude from all passengers.
TransferFix offers shared transfers to and from Alpe d'Huez all year long.
Online, there are resources that allow the VTC to check that flights are departing on time. It is likely that your VTC will have as much information as you about any delays. However, on the booking confirmation form, you will be provided with their mobile number, so you can call for reassurance. If the VTC is not able to transport you in a later vehicle departure, by the time your flight lands, it is likely that the VTC will have arranged for your transportation with another VTC, for the same price that you have paid already. Check your mobile phone for info that will usually arrive by SMS.
Private transfers to and from Alpe d'Huez
TransferFix partner VTCs provide private transfers from many different airports to Alpe d'Huez all year long.
When you book your private transfer online, you receive an instant confirmation via e-mail or text message and your driver will meet you at the airport.
With TransferFix and a private ride to or from Alpe d'Huez, you can enjoy the privacy of a taxi service while paying less money than a premium luxury limousine service.
About Alpe d'Huez
L'Alpe d'Huez is a ski resort located in the Central French Western Alps, in the commune of Huez, which is part of the department of Isère in the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
The town has a rich history, having been an important medieval agglomeration. Consequently, all its medieval artefacts are preserved, protected and constituting a unique site in Europe.
The popularity of Alpe d’Huez drastically increased in the 1930s, when the first drag lift in France was installed here.
The village is located at 1,860m (6,102 ft) on a sunny plateau above the valley town of Bourg d’Oisans. Over the past decades, the resort has developed randomly, resulting in an architectural hotchpotch split into eight small districts.
There have been many attempts to modernize the buildings. And even though those attempts were successful, there are still ugly big concrete blocks reminiscent of the 1960s left. However, Alpe d'Huez has too many attractions to offer to be missed.
The best places to stay are at the top end of town, close to the main slope-access lifts at the Rond Point des Pistes, or in the ski-in/ski-out Bergers district, a chalet suburb in the eastern corner of the resort close to nursery slopes and a couple of chairlifts to mid-mountain.
As a part of the Grandes Rousses, L'Alpe d'Huez is regularly used in the Tour de France cycle race. The famous festival Tomorrowland held their first winter edition in 2019 in Alpe d'Huez.
In the resort, you will also find the Alpe d'Huez Airport, built for the 10th Winter Olympics held at Grenoble in 1968.
Skiing in Alpe d'Huez
In terms of suitability for skiers and snowboarders, Alpe d'Huez is among the best resorts in the Alps, as its vast terrain is well suited both to experts and beginners.
The ski domain of Alpe d'Huez ranges from 1,135 m (3,723 ft) to 3,330 m (10,925 ft) in altitude, ensuring there is good snow cover throughout the whole ski season.
The 3,330 m summit is not visible from the village, so many people are surprised by the severity of the higher slopes.
With 250 km (155 mi) of ski slopes, serviced by 84 lifts, Alpe d'Huez is now one of the world's largest ski resorts.
Experts skiers will surely enjoy Alpe d'Huez. Pic Blanc, the starting point of the Sarenne run, is accessible via the two-stage DMC jumbo gondola from the resort. A black run lasting 16 km, Sarenne run is notable more for endurance than difficulty. However, also from the Pic Blanc summit, you can try Le Tunnel, which is far more dangerous.
On the other, Alpe d'Huez is also a paradise for beginners, as it is home to some of the most extensive nursery slopes in the Alps. The two main beginner areas, at the Bergers end of the village and on the slopes served by the first stage of the DMC gondola, are accessed by a choice of drag-lifts, chairlifts and a chondola (a hybrid gondola/chair) as well as the DMC.
Intermediates skiers will also love going somewhere each day, well beyond the central and often crowded runs just above the resort.
If you choose to spend your winter holiday in Alpe d'Huez, then you must not miss snowmobiling.
Espace Motoneige offers a dedicated snowmobiling circuit with bumps, banked turns, climbs and descents, where you can get an adrenaline rush by trying to tame one of these powerful machines.
Located at the first station of the Grandes Rousses gondola, next to the Chantebise restaurant, the circuit is open from 10.30am to 4.30pm daily.
Indoor Climbing Wall
The Palais des Sports on Avenue des Brandes offers a 180 m2 indoor climbing wall.
You will find 21 routes of varying difficulty, so everyone is welcomed here, regardless of their level of competence, including kids as young as six.
There’s also a separate bouldering room for those who prefer to climb without ropes and harness.
Grotte de Glace
Located at 2,700 m (8,858 ft) altitude, the Grotte de Glace (Ice Cave) has been delighting the public for more than 22 years.
The artists are working to create an atmosphere of magic and beatitude, each year offering a different theme.
Musée d'Huez et de l'Oisans
Located in the heart of Alpe d'Huez, the museum helps you discover the history of the resort and the magnificence of the mountain.