Useful Links for l’Alpe d’Huez, “L’Ile au Soleil”
(“The Island in the Sun”)

For a fun overview of the resort, log onto:

Pharrell Williams – Happy We Are From ALPE D’HUEZ – FRANCE
“I’m Happy from Alpe d’Huez”

For the best starting point for all you need to know about l’Alpe d’Huez in winter or summer from transportation to ski classes, child care, medical care, shops, and restaurants and everything in between, log onto:

A very useful site on activities, hotels, restaurants, etc. for the whole region of Oisans:
Here are a few specific links that may be particularly useful:
Bus transportation year-round:
Professional ski school for English-speaking skiers and snowboarders:
White water rafting in the summer:
The legendary bike ride up to l’Alpe d’Huez:
Here are some of our favorite restaurants in the Vieil Alpe, the old part of the village of l’Alpe d’Huez:

Le Passe Montagne
Au Puits des Saveurs
Signal 2108 (restaurant d’altitude)

A five-minute walk from Les Carines, a delightful restaurant serving traditional Alpine dishes and gourmet fare:

Restaurant de l’Altiport

or by the Lac Besson (a 10-minute car ride in summer or via snowcat in winter)

Restaurant Chalet du Lac Besson

Here is a picturesque Alpine restaurant in the nearby hamlet of Villard-Reculas:

La Bergerie