Although cycling in April is possible around Alpe d’Huez you will be taking your chances with the spring weather.
The weather is usually very good and the roads are dry. However, this is the mountains and the weather is very unpredictable. It changes very quickly too.
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Creperie Les Favets is in Le Rivier d’Allemond on the road to and from the Col du Glandon and the Col de la Croix de Fer.
It is right by the road with a narrow terrace just in front of the building. Fortunately, traffic moves very slowly on the road.
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The Marmotte 2020 has been postponed.
Inevitable, really in the current circumstances but it has been postponed until Saturday 5th September 2020.
Here is the information directly from the organizers:
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This is the bike blog of Le Château d’Oz. It is a constantly updating resource of information about whats available in our area for cyclists.
There are few posts on technical aspects of cycling, others do that better. This is all about the resources available from bike shops which offer, rentals, repairs and accessories to cafés and restaurants where you can stop en route or get a good meal in the evening.
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The Café Pizzeria L’Etape in Allemond is a convenient stop on the main route to the Glandon and Croix de Fer.
Its well used to cyclists during the summer months and is open from 12-14.00 for lunch. Is a favourite for local workers who will have their midday meal here.
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When you talk about famous cols, Alpe d’Huez is up there with the best.
Its not strictly a col, a col being a mountain pass and where the road ends is just on the side of the mountain. But no one really cares, its the challenge that matters.
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Like many famous cols, the Croix de Fer has a less famous side. The classic climb is from the Oisans, usually starting in Le Bourg d’Oisans. The less well known side starts in the Maurienne valley in St Jean de Maurienne.
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