Hotel Le Chamois, Alpe DHuez, is perfectly located for access to all summer activities and equally well situated for all the amenities of the town, just a short walk to the shops and sports centre.
The Chamois is in the old section of Alpe d’Huez known as “vielle alpe” and this traditional feel is carried through the hotel to the rooms which are simple, light and airy, but comfortable with a rustic style.
Almost all of our rooms are en suite and most are south facing, many of them having a balcony. There are a selection of twin rooms, doubles, triples and quads to choose from.
La Marmotte Cycling Race
The legendary Marmotte road bike race over 174 km and with a 5,000 m height gain. Departure from Bourg-d’Oisans (717 m), arrival at Alpe-d’Huez (1 880 m). Riding over the mountain passes of Glandon (1 818 m), Télégraphe (1 570 m), Galibier (2 642 m) and Lautaret (2 057 m)....it's not for the faint hearted!!
Alpe d’Huez is a mecca for mountain bikers and the UCC Mégavalanche is now one of the many mountain biking events of the Grandes Rousses summer season, let alone being the longest downhill race in the world!
Tour de France
The Alps have played a large part in the race over the years with the gruelling mountain climbs providing some of the most exciting spectacles of the event. The route changes slightly each year, taking in different towns, villages and cols along the way. Even if the race doesn't pass near to where you are this summer you can guarantee that it will still be avidly watched in bars and cafés around the country with everyone joining in to cheer on the famous yellow jersey!
Triathlon Alpe d'Huez
Many specialised magazines rank the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon among the most mythical races in the world, a race that every triathlete should compete in at least once in his life.
Summer in Alpe d’Huez provides a lot more than most people expect. There is more than enough to keep you busy on a week’s holiday, and there's is something for everyone.
The Palais de Sport offers many sports, including an indoor climbing wall and a high ropes course (In'vertigo) for children. The gym is fantastically equipped – during June it is open on inter season hours but from July it is open all the time.
There is an indoor and outdoor pool – accessible using the premium pass, but also as a pay on entry fee. It is a 25m pool, with a shallow section, as well as a paddling pool for young children. There is a life guard on duty at all times.
The mountain bike routes are extensive. The resort is famous for the 'Mega Avalanche' a 30km downhill race. For really keen mountain bikers there is also the option of going to Deux Alpes.
Road cycling in this area is huge a lot of people cycle the 21 bends, the marmotte route and the numerous other hill climbs.
Alpine Walking Alpe d'Huez is an absolutely massive area, particularly if gondolas are used to access areas that are not immediately walkable.
Climbing; There are 8 sportif routes available above the Lac Besson area – these are really for experienced climbers bringing their own kit. You cannot rent ropes locally due to health and safety. However, the 'Via Ferreta' makes climbing much more popular and accessible to everyone.
Horse Riding; There is an equestrian centre in Alpe d'Huez, the highest one in Europe.
Along with the activities listed above a short drive or a 30 min walk from the hotel are the lakes which are simply beautiful.