My wife and I are spending 5 weeks in Europe (Groningen, Netherlands will be our base site) this summer. I want to try and get to Alpe D' Huez and ride up the famed mountain. My questions are: should I go to Grenoble (which is not far from Alpe D' Huez) by train? from Paris? or Gronigen? I am unable to ship my bicycle from USA therefore I need the name of a bike shop or travel agency who could help me with bike rental and hotel for 1 night. I want to ride the 15.29 KM either 10 days before the Tour de France riders go up this mountain; or after the Tour passes through the area. Thank you and any help/suggestions will be appreciated.
I'm due to be in Paris for a week and would really like to try and get a weekend skiiing in if possible.
Does anyone know what the nearest and quickest / easiest to get to ski resort from Paris is? And info on the quickest / easiset way to get to it?
Thanks in hope!