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Heading for Alpe d'huez, or rather the sunny island

Alpe d'Huez, a globally acclaimed destination for sports enthusiasts nestled in the heart of the French Alps. Its dedication to both winter and summer mountain sports traces back to 1936, and it gained prominence by hosting the Bobsleigh event during the 1968 Winter Olympics. Situated at an elevation of 1860 meters and reaching a summit of 3300 meters with Pic Blanc, Alpe d'Huez presents a breathtaking landscape. With one of the largest ski areas in France encompassing 250 km of slopes, it boasts the longest ski run in Europe, the iconic Sarenne, extending over an impressive 17 km. The interconnected slopes of this resort with Oz, Vaujany, and Auris en Oisans create an ideal playground for enthusiasts of downhill adventures.

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Known as the "Island of the Sun," Alpe d'Huez basks in a southern exposure, enjoying an impressive 300 days of sunshine annually. This is attributed to its microclimate and proximity to the Southern Alps, making it a highly sought-after destination for both summer and winter vacations.

Nestled in Oisans with its six valleys, Alpe d'Huez stands out as a must-visit for winter sports enthusiasts. Activities abound, including skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating, ice hockey, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and exploring the ice cave. However, Alpe d'Huez isn't solely a winter retreat; in the summer, it transforms into a haven for outdoor aficionados. Whether it's hiking, road cycling featuring the iconic 21 hairpin bends of the Tour de France, via ferrata, paragliding, or mountain biking, there's a wealth of options catering to various preferences.

Beyond its sports allure, Alpe d'Huez serves as an essential cultural hub. Annually hosting events like the Tour de France, the International Comedy Film Festival, and the Tomorrowland Winter electronic music festival, the destination exudes vibrancy. Drawing a diverse global audience—over 100 nationalities attend Tomorrowland—it offers more than just festivals. Stroll through pedestrian streets, explore numerous shops, dine in restaurants, and enjoy bars and nightclubs for memorable evenings after a day on the ski slopes.

Adding to its appeal is Alpe d'Huez's distinctive charm and elegance. Traditional chalets, wooden structures, and a unique church contribute to a warm and welcoming atmosphere, creating an ideal backdrop for a luxurious mountain getaway. Spread across seven districts, Alpe d'Huez provides diverse accommodation options. Central districts like Jeux and Vieil Alpe rest on a plateau at varying altitudes. Vieil Alpe, the vibrant heart of the resort, contrasts with Cognet, Eclose, Outaris, and Passeaux, offering tranquility while remaining easily accessible. The Bergers district, slightly more secluded, offers direct slope access—a perfect choice for skiing enthusiasts.

Alpe d'Huez emerges as an exceptional mountain destination, gracing a sun-soaked plateau that fulfills diverse expectations, whether you're passionate about skiing, immersed in nature, or enamored with culture. With its enchanting setting and a plethora of activities throughout the year, it proves to be the perfect locale for creating lasting memories in the French Alps.