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SARENNE SNOWBIKE – Alpe d’Huez
April 15, 201732€
Alpe d’Huez presents the SARENNE SNOWBIKE a non-timed downhill MTB event on the legendary Sarenne run!
Each year, the resort of Alpe d’Huez hosts the SARENNE SNOWBIKE event which offers mountain bikers the chance to hurtle down a dream downhill track, the snow-covered Sarenne piste. Start at 3330 m at Le Pic Blanc and finish down in Huez town at 1460 m.
The descent is a whopping 16 kilometres long covering a massive 1870 m of vertical drop. It’s fast, it’s loose and thrills are guaranteed …as are wipeouts!
Celebrate at the bottom with a hot lunch put on by the organisers.
And, the excitement needn’t stop there. If you’ve still got some energy, hit the slopes for an afternoon’s skiing on Alpe d’Huez’s 250 km of pistes.
Please note: The SARENNE SNOWBIKE descent is a difficult run suitable only for advanced riders.
SARENNE SNOWBIKE Event Details
Saturday 15 April 2017
Meet at 08:30 am at Rond Point des Pistes at the top of the town. Grab your pass and pay the fee at the ski lift office.
Take the cable-cars up to 3330 m and take five to enjoy the spectacular views at the top.
At 10:00 am it’s time for the descent down the legendary Sarenne run. Make sure you have a full-face helmet, back protection, elbow and knee pads, decent gloves and you’re kitted out for the cold.
Arrive down at the lower end of Huez town at 1460 m and take the Télévillage bubble up to the main resort. Enjoy a hot lunch in the open air courtesy of the Alpe d’Huez Tourist Office.
Spend the rest of the day skiing or if there’s not too much snow you can ride the Huez MTB trail which runs under the Télévillage lift.