Video Blog - Can you Climb the Alpe d'Huez?by Bike tour guru
L'Alpe d'Huez is one of the most famous cycling climbs in the world and is extremely popular among Tour de France enthusiasts. Just this past week, Andy Levine, DuVine's founder, who was visiting some of our European bike tours, brought his camera along with him as he climbed to the summit, showing us some great views all along the way. Andy was riding through France just to make sure everything was in order for our Pro Series bike tour that will ride the Alps all the way to Paris.
During his time climbing l'Alpe d'Huez, Andy met with some local Tour de France fans who were rooting for Andy Schleck to take the yellow jersey. With the Tour ending on Sunday the 24th, the tension is beginning to build and the favorites are separating themselves in the overall standings. Perfectly timed, our DuVine Pro Series bike tour began on the 19th, giving our guests the amazing opportunity to cycle on the Tour course and see unforgettable Tour viewings.
Check out Andy's video for some great footage of the area. If only we could see the look on his face when he realized he got outpaced on the climb by 16 minutes by the shop owner of Cycle Huez, who by the way is offering a free t-shirt to anyone who beats his time of 56 minutes 30 seconds.