The concept


Do we really need to introduce them? The 21 bends of Alpe d’Huez await you, for an ascent of 13 km and an elevation gain of 1,150 m at an average gradient of 8%. Facing the mountain alone and against the clock, will you be able to manage your effort?


June 18-19, 2022: opening of the summer season for the Alpe d’Huez resort. After conquering the legendary ascent, the competitors, their friends and the entire THE CLIMB family come together to celebrate summer, cycling, the mountain and the chance to share this much-deserved time of celebration.

Food Trucks

A relaxation area open to all

Food trucks are available at the end of the race, near the Palais des Sports in Alpe d'Huez.

Awards ceremony

A great moment of complicity

The first 3 in each category are recognised before the entire THE CLIMB family, in a fiery atmosphere.

Video & photos

The best of the day

The best images of the day scroll on the giant screen, with the video highlight as a grand finale!

DJ sets


Jay Style ignites THE CLIMB Alpe d'Huez with an exhilarating DJ set to release the last Watts you have remaining among the bits of one of France’s greatest DJs.


THE CLIMB Alpe d’Huez was conceived as a popular event capable of bringing together all cyclists, regardless of their aspirations. Anyone can own his personal challenge in this collective adventure. The competition is only a pretext to experience a time of camaraderie in an exceptional setting, Alpe d’Huez. 

With their registration, each participant has access to the following package and services to write their own legend along the 21 bends.

Official INVERSE cycling jersey

A unique jersey, light, resistant and comfortable, manufactured by INVERSE.

After Climb Party + drinks*2

Free access to the night for all climbers and their friends & families.

Official water bottle

The water bottle with THE CLIMB Alpe d’Huez colours to accompany you in your exploits.


Aid station

Aid station during the race + Complete recovery area at the finish line


Downhill Breakfast

A warm gathering before departing. Croissant and coffee offered by the organisation to all climbers (Sunday morning)

Goodies partners

Surprises prepared by our partners.