Stage 4

Briancon to Alp D’Huez

The legendary 21 bends. 

Stage summary

The final stage of Feel le Tour 2024 had to feature something special. And there’s no climb more iconic than Alp D’Huez and its 21 breathtaking hairpin bends.

However, we’ll need to tackle 73 km and 2200 altitude meters before reaching Alp D’Huez.

The stage begins almost immediately with the climb up the Col du Lautaret. This long (but not overly steep ascent) will have you gaining 793 altitude meters over 26 km, resulting in an average gradient of “only” 3.1%.

At the summit, a refreshment station awaits with various offerings. With renewed strength, you’ll be ready to attack the descent. Wide roads, stunning views, echoing tunnels, and small counterclaims demand mental and physical focus as the wind rushes past your face. After passing the small mountain village of La Grave, the Lac du Chambon from Stage Two comes into view. By the turquoise blue water, we will pause to appreciate the view and begin the final descent of Feel le Tour together. This section winds through switchbacks and tunnels before a right turn leads to a 5 km flat stretch. In this segment, it’s all about using the slipstream before commencing the 21 bends up Alp d’Huez.

At the bottom of Alp D’Huez, the last 13.4 km lie ahead of us, with an average gradient of 8.4%. Boasting a 10% gradient, the first kilometre is often thought of as the toughest. Climbing through the bends, we’ll pass the legendary signs at each hairpin, engraved with the names of Alp d’Huez stage winners. We’ll cycle through the village of Huez, past incredible views, and round the famous Dutch corner. Following a gruelling effort, the podium will come into view, leaving you only a few hundred meters to go. At the top, you’ll be beaming with pride, taking in this unforgettable experience. Congratulations! 

After a final night at the hotel, we’ll drive you back to the starting point in Allemond the next morning, where it’ll be time to bid farewell. And hopefully see you next time!

Stage profile


Stage details

Length 73.4km
Elevation gain 2229m
Refreshment zones: Col du Lautaret

Difficulty rating

Nearly as hard as Stage 3 passing two legendary mountain.

Thing to look out for

The climb to Alp d'Huez is filled with history. Feel like a Tour de France professional.