The Alpe d'Huez is situated in Rhone-Alpes.
This climb belongs to the Alps.
The Alpe d'Huez via Rochetaillée is ranked number 721 of the Alps.
The climb is ranked number 385 in France and number 1895 in the world.
Starting from Rochetaillée,
the Alpe d'Huez ascent is 22.6 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1104 heightmeters.
The average percentage thus is 4.9 %.
Other sides of this climb:
Alpe dHuez via Bourg d'Oisans
Alpe d'Huez via Rochetaillée popularity rank : 54
The Alpe d'Huez has been climbed by 30 climbbybikers. It is ranked No. 54 as the most climbed climb in the world.
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Alpe d'Huez via Rochetaillée: 4 reviews
Alpe d''Huez is by no means the most physically demanding mountain climb on the TdF. What makes it challenging and contributes to its Iconic status is its fan popularity creating additional excitement and atmosphere, throw in the omnipresent sun baked cliff walls draining power on every switch back. Ultimately , its the history of races here that inspire racers to push themselves into physio/mental stress they never never experienced, and sometimes into the lead of the TdF.
Compaired to the 21 hairpins from Bourg, the climb from the ""back side"" of Alpe d´Huez is a whole lot easier. Although it does have its steep parts too. The gradient itself is also a bit lower. However....the top part is ofcourse the same as the hairpins since the two roads link together right after turn 7. Beware... If you get dizzy from heights, this is a pretty brutal climb. After you´ve passed the town Reculas, the rather narrow road follows the edge of the 1000 feet vertical drop down towards the river beyond. Cycling on the right side of the road having cars meeting you can be exiting so to say. espen