Traverse d'Oisans Cycling
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Traverse d'Oisans (1600)m

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Not so much a climb but a series of climbs on a stunning road cut into the side of the mountain. The climbs take in Villard Reculas, Garde en Oisans, Auris en Oisans and Bons before returning to Bourg d'Oisans. The route can be made as short or as long as you wish depending on how your legs feel.

Description

This is not so much one climb but a group of climbs that we have put together and called the Traverse d'Oisans.

As you look from our base in Bourg d'Oisans up towards Alpe d'Huez you can see a small slither of a road somehow cut into the mountainside. This is the Traverse d'Oisans and it takes in the villages of Allemont, the switchback climb of Villard Reculas, the partial descent of Alpe d'Huez, lunch with our friends on bend 16 at La Garde en Oisans. After lunch there is a further gentle climb up towards Auris before hitting Freney d'Oisans. Depending on the tour that you are on we will then be tackling the Col de Sarenne or Les Deux Alpes before returning to Bourg d'Oisans.

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