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City break in Alpe d Huez. Active leisure ideas for Alpe d Huez - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Alpe d'Huez is suitable for active recreation all year round. In winter, fans of skiing visit this resort to enjoy mountain skiing and snowboarding. The resort has a range of ski runs for beginners and professionals. If you have never tried this winter sport before, you will find several wonderful sports schools that offer skiing and snowboarding lessons for everyone. The resort is perfectly suitable for vacationers with children – there are almost flat ski runs that are simple and safe. Many fans of winter sports enjoy visiting the ice skating rink that works in Alpe d'Huez. If you are a professional skier, try the Sarenne ski trail. The length of this pisted slope is 16 kilometers, making it one of the longest ski runs in the world.
Tourists from all over the world find it interesting to visit Alpe d'Huez that is a unique place. This ski resort has an undisputable advantage – it is impossible to find another mountain … Open
When spring comes to Alpe d'Huez, the resort doesn’t close as there are still many interesting things to do here. Mountain bikes and alpinist gear replace skis and snowboards. Moreover, there are many interesting hiking trails in the area. Fans of agritourism have an opportunity to visit nearby farms and see how farmers take care of cows and chickens. There are many interesting fishing spots not far from the resort. Finally, a refreshing horse ride in the area can make your stay in Alpe d'Huez even more exciting.
Summer is the best time to explore the fabulous natural attractions of the region that are usually unavailable in winter. One of the most unusual sights is located at the top of Pic Blanc, at a height of 2,700 meters above sea level. Several decades ago, a manmade ice cave opened here. The length of Grotte De Glace is approximately 120 meters. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Although Alpe d'Huez is famous primarily as a winter ski resort, the area is not deprived of interesting destinations suitable for sightseeing. The first town in this area was established … Open
Several years ago, local guides who organize excursions in the mountains decided to make a special cave that they could visit during excursions. They made comfortable paths inside the cave and, most important, decorated inner walls with incredibly beautiful ice sculptures. Artists from all over the world participated in the decoration of the cave. Today, Grotte De Glace is one of the most unusual local landmarks. Every year, halls of the cave become covered with a new layer of ice, so artists have to make new sculptures every season. The unique cave is absolutely free to visit.
There are several modern sports centers in the town, and both locals and tourists enjoy visiting Palais des Sports. This is a large indoor sports center that works all year round. It offers dozens of interesting activities to its visitors. Children will be certainly excited to jump on colorful trampolines and bounce castles. Palais des Sports has one more interesting activity – several climbing walls for both children and adults. There are several assault courses attached to the ceiling of the sports complex. Adults and kids of different ages can find something interesting here.
Travelers visit Alpe d'Huez to enjoy physical activities and not boutique shopping. Nevertheless, there are many attractive shops and shopping malls in the town and its neighborhoods. … Open
Local farms have also become popular sightseeing destinations. Approximately five kilometers away from the town, lies La Ferme des Bisons de l'Oisans that became available for tourists several years ago. This farm specializes in breeding buffalos. During an excursion here, you can see herds of these animals pasturing on the spacious alpine fields. La Ferme des Bisons de l'Oisans produces high-quality meat and dairy products, sampling which is an essential part of the excursion. Several popular hiking trails are laid near the farm. This is a great place to make a picnic.
In the vicinity of the resort, you will find several interesting nature reserves. In summer, vacationers can visit Maison du Parc National des Ecrins. This nature reserve was established in 1973. Maison du Parc National des Ecrins is one of the largest reserves in France – it has an area of approximately 925 square kilometers. This is truly a place of incredible beauty. Majestic mountain lakes with water of different colors and mountain tops covered with glaciers create an ethereal view. You will have an opportunity to see wild animals and birds in their natural habitat. Interesting hiking trails take visitors to the most interesting parts of the reserve. Additionally, there are several charming old villages in Maison du Parc National des Ecrins, so tourists can also admire the traditional architecture of previous centuries.
Tourists from all over the world find it interesting to visit Alpe d'Huez that is a unique place. This ski resort has an undisputable advantage – it is impossible to find another mountain … Open
Wellness tourists know Alpe d'Huez as a great place to rejuvenate and restore energy. This resort is famous for its healthy climate. The clean mountain air is a priceless resource for climatotherapy treatments. The advanced sports infrastructure makes it possible to enjoy the healing nature and take care of your own health all year round in Alpe d'Huez. You will find modern swimming pools and spas at the resort. A selection of sports centers offers interesting activities for any taste.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Alpe d Huez
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Chartreuse' , 32.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Vercors' , 53.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Massif des Bauges' , 64.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Queyras' , 71.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Baronnies provençales' , 99.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Alpe d Huez
♥   Amusement park 'Walibi Rhône-Alpes' Les Avenières, 69.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Swiss Vapeur Parc' Le Bouveret, 154.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Alpe d Huez
♥   Restaurant 'Le Diable au Coeur' Les Deux-Alpes. Type - Traditional cuisine. 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Tour Maline' Uriage-les-Bains. Type - Modern cuisine. 19.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Les Terrasses d’Uriage' Uriage-les-Bains. Type - Creative. 19.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Le Bistrot des Terrasses' Uriage-les-Bains. Type - Traditional cuisine. 19.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Tour des Sens' Tencin. Type - Creative. 24.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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