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Make a holiday rental apartment or chalet for rent in Alpe d’Huez, France your home away from home

The Alpe d’Huez region is part of one of France’s finest skiing departments, Isere. Centrally located in the Grandes Rousses Massif domain, the Alpe d’Huez ski resort encompasses some wonderfully traditional Alpine villages.

Things to do in Alpe d’Huez, France

The Alpe d’Huez ski resort has 250km of linked downhill pistes, mainly south facing, and therefore wonderfully sunny. The magnificent weather conditions have gained the Alpe d’Huez ski resorts the nickname ‘L’ile au Soleil’ or Island of the Sun, and the views on a clear day from the top of the lift station are absolutely staggering. With views over an estimated fifth of the whole of France and of the staggering Mont Blanc, it is surprising that anyone actually gets time to enjoy the Alpe d’Huez skiing, as opposed to simply enjoying the scenery.

However, the 250km of Alpe d’Huez skiing on offer is excellent, with a great variety of terrain for skiers, snowboarders and those who enjoy exploring the backcountry. In fact, Alpe d’Huez skiing breaks are known for the infinite amounts of excellent back country and fearsome challenges for expert skiers. Beginners can also have a wonderful Alpe d’Huez skiing holiday, with plenty of gentle runs and some excellent ski schools.

Summers in Alpe d’Huez are a hive of activity. If you are taking an Alpe d’Huez holiday rental during the summer months, you certainly won’t be short of options for entertainment. The Alpe d’Huez tourist information centre is full of ideas, but with archery, canyoning, white water rafting, mountain biking, fishing, horse riding, glacier walking, quad biking, paragliding and even golf on offer, you shouldn’t need any help filling your days from an Alpe d’Huez chalet for rent during the summer months. The scenic Ecrins National Park lies below the Alpe d’Huez ski resort, in the Sarenne Valley, and is a wonderful place to walk, ride and cycle.

Places to visit on holiday in Alpe d’Huez, France

The village of Alpe d’Huez itself is a charming village which bustles with activity long into the evening. There are an excellent selection of restaurants, bars, cafes and nightclubs to choose from, or if you would prefer to relax rather than party, you can choose from a swim in the indoor pool, a game of tennis or a long afternoon in the spa.

Vaujany is a tiny, extremely charming Alpine village in the Alpe d’Huez ski resort. Oozing Alpine charm, and perfectly mixing the traditional and the modern, an Alpe d’Huez holiday rental chalet in Vaujany gives you access to world class skiing, fantastic walking in both summer and winter and a swimming pool, all blessed with a fantastically relaxing atmosphere.

The village of Bourg d’Oisans is not only an excellent skiing destination, but also the gateway to the enchanting Ecrins National Park. During the summer months, cyclists descend on Alpe d’Huez chalets for rent to tackle the famous mountain stage of the Tour de France which passes the village. There are 10 bars and 15 restaurants in Bourg d’Oisans to enjoy too, creating the ultimate Alpe d’Huez skiing holiday.

Travel to Alpe d’Huez, France

Chalets for rent in Alpe d’Huez are just an hour from Grenoble Airport (GNB), which is well connected to the UK via cheap flights from Bournemouth (BOH), Bristol (BRS), East Midlands (EMA), Liverpool (LPL),Londonand Dublin (DUB). There are plenty a great range of transfer options, but a hire car often works out at a similar cost, and provides a huge amount of freedom to explore from your Alpe d’Huez holiday rental if the weather is bad one day or if you simply need a break from the slopes one day.

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      Recent Reviews

      Fantastic house

      5 of 5
      We stayed at the house in August 2014 as two families and had the time of our lives. The large open plan living areas gave us plenty of space to spread out and the outside areas with BBQ and table and chairs meant we spent most of our time outside. The house is well equipped and we had everything we needed for our stay. In fact on arrival we also found a table tennis table, boules and table football which kept us all entertained. The team who look after the house were friendly and helpful and the house clean and comfortable, we have already booked again for August 2015!
      • Review Submitted: May 02, 2015
      • Date of Stay: Aug 2014