This itinerary requires good training, as it leads all the way up to Alpe-d’Huez and its formidable hairpin bends up to La Garde-en-Oisans.
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Maximum altitude : 1440 m
Minimum altitude : 720 m
Max. incline : 14 %
Nature of the route : loop
Cartography : Michelin Carte Département Isère, Savoie n° 333
SOME DELICIOUS LOCAL FOOD FOR CYCLISTS!
THE HERB GRATIN OF L’OISANS
Recipe (serves 4 to 6). Pick garden herbs and vegetables: beet, spinach, celery, cabbage,
parsley, cardoon as well as wild plants such as plantain, lambs’ lettuce, sorrel, nettles,
dandelion and wild spinach. If you do not have all those in your garden, your greengrocer
can surely provide you with them! Wash them and boil them in a big pot of boiling salt water. Drain the vegetables and retain the water and make a white sauce with butter and flour and two ladles of this water. Extend it with 1/4 litre of cream or milk. Also use 200 g of grated cheese. Then mix the drained vegetables and herbs with the sauce in an oven dish and place it in the oven for 20 min. to cook it au gratin.
max. 1546 m
min. 709 m
Style : Mountain
Public : SportsmenCyclists
Garez-vous au parking du Vénéon.
De Bourg-d’Oisans prendre la direction de Briançon, puis l'Alpe d'Huez.
From Bourg d’Oisans follow the famous road with its hairpin bends up to bend no. 6
Turn right and follow the D44a till you get to the shores of the lake.
From Villard go down 10 km.
After you have cycled for 2 km turn right to Vaujany (5 km).
Go back down to Allemont along the Le Verney barrage and then back to Bourg d’Oisans on the RD1091.