Alpe d’Huez 5-11th july 2021


For those who would still ignore it, the Megavalanche Alpe d’Huez is one of the most famous and not-to-be missed ENDURO MASS-START race.

Since 1995, each year, thousands of riders take the departure from the famous “Pic Blanc” ;  in every weather condition !  Its Mass Start at 3330 meters high on the glacier and its finish line in Allemont, 2600 meters down, makes this ENDURO MASS-START race the longest and craziest race in the world !
In addition to this race will be held the MEGA KID, especially for children. Electric Bike riders will also be pleased with a dedicated start and ranking!
So? Are you ready to compete the famous MEGAVALANCHE?


Saturday, july the 3rd
Beginning of the MEGAVALANCHE 9 days liftpass

Wednesday, July the 7th 
MEGAVALANCHE free training on all tracks
8.30am – 6pm : Expo&Tec Village. MEGAVALANCHE Frame plate withdrawal and lift pass collect – Place du Cognet – Alpe d’Huez

Thursday, July the 8th
MEGAVALANCHE free training on all tracks
8am – 7pm : Frame plate withdrawal and lift pass collect – Place du Cognet – Alpe d’Huez
9am – 6pm : Expo&Tec Village – Alpe d’Huez
2:00 – 4:30pm : Chainless Race & VINTAGE race – DMC 2100
5.00 am : Aperitif on Expo Village

Friday, July the 9th Seeding runs Megavalanche & Mega KID

9am – 6pm : Expo&Tec Village
10.00am Wave 1 n° 1 à 150
10.15am Wave 2 n° 201 à 350
10.30am Wave 3 n° 401 à 550
10.45am Wave 4 n° 601 à 750
11.00am Wave 5 n° 801 à 950
11.15am Wave 6 n° 1001 à 1150
11.30am Wave 7 n° 1201 à 1350
11.45am Wave 8 n° 1401 à 1550
12.00pm Wave 9 n° 1601 à 1750
12.15pm Wave 10 n° 1801 à 1950
12.30pm Wave Ladies n° 2001 à 2065
12.30pm Wave E-MEGA by Loisibike n° 2001 à 2065
13.15pm Wave MEGA KIDS  n° 2101 à 2160
From 12pm : Energetic Buffet  on arrival – Place du Cognet – Alpe d’Huez ;
6.00pm : Welcome drink  – Place du Cognet – Alpe d’Huez
7 – 7.30pm : Results of the qualification and MEGAKID –Place du Cognet – Alpe d’Huez ;
Sticker withdrawal for all participant including MEGA Affinity, except row A. Bring your ID or licence.

Saturday, July the 10th
EBIKE, Mega Ladies, Challenger & Affinity 1
09:00am : Start E-MEGA by Loisibike
09:15am :
09:30am : Start MEGA CHALLENGERS (from the 39th till the 77th)
From 09:45am : Affinity 1 – Start upon arrivals.
10:30am : Glacier closing
10:30am /14:30am : Finish in Allemond and free Buffet.
Award Ceremony – Place du Cognet – Alpe d’Huez

Sunday, July the 11th
Start from Pic Blanc (3.300m) – Arrival (Allemont 850m)
Lift pass compulsory – From 6am Boarding at the DMC by letter order
09:00am : Start MEGAVALANCHE from 1st to 35th of each qualification wave.
09:30am : Start MEGA AMATEURS from 71th to 94th of each qualification wave.
10:30am : Glacier closing
10:30am/ 2:30pm : Arrival in Allemond and free Buffet – Award Ceremony

My registration

The Megavalanche frame plate and number
Disposable timing chip
Live timing, results and diploma
The liftpass
Assistance area
Liquid and food station on friday
Aperitif drink thursday and friday
Lunch saturday or sunday at the finish


 with 9/8 days liftpass
with 7/6 days liftpass
with 5/4days liftpass
with 7days liftpass
*Early birds rates


Chainless Race: included
Companion liftpass
Cancellation insurance (9€)
Multisport insurance (4€/day)
Megavalanche Jersey  (39€)
Megavalanche T-shirt (19€)
Megavalanche Sweat Shirt  (39€)

The movie

E-Mega by LoisiBike


Prologue friday  : Seeding Run from Dôme des Rousses
Race saturday : Mass-Start from the glacier on the classic MEGA track
Same rates and conditions as the classic Mega

Mega Kid

For the 7 – 14 years old

Rate 49,50€ : Race plate + Lift pass 7 days

Benjamins & Minimes : Start DMC 2700
Poussins & Pupilles : Start between DMC 2700 & 2100



How to fly to Alpe d’Huez ?
The nearest airport is Grenoble, but the biggest nearest airport is Geneva in switzerland. We do not organize specific shuttle from any airports, the easiest is to rent a car there

What accodomation should i rent?
Alpe d’Huez
Oz en Oisan (connected by lift to Alpe d’Huez)

Where can i park my campervan / set up my tent?
There is no official camping site in Alpe d’Huez but a specific area is exceptionnaly authorized for the duration of the Mega Week under the DMC gondola. 


What happens to me if I do not “qualified”?
Everybody gets qualified for the race after the seeding runs, you will all race from the glacier, whether saturday OR sunday, in the level group in which you’ve been qualified friday
MEGAVALANCHE group (sunday) : the 350 bests riders (from 1st to 35th of each qualification wave)
CHALLENGERS group (saturday) : from 36th to 70th of each qualification wave
AMATEURS group (sunday) : from 71st to 94th of each qualification wave
AFFINITY group (saturday, individual start) : from the 95th to 130th of each qualification wave
Ladies and e-bikes have their specific start saturday morning
Read the full rules here

Practical information

Where to wash the bike ?
At the DMC Gondola start – Roundabout des Pistes in Alpe d’Huez

Where to collect your lift Pass ?
9, 8, 7 or 6 days Pass : At the lift cashier (Alpe d’Huez)
Wednesday or Thursay/Sunday : At the Race Office Sport Center Alpe d’Huez. Bring back your lift pass at the end of the week to the lift cashier (Alpe d’Huez or Oz) to get your 2 € deposit refund.

Where to collect your race number ?
At the Race Office situated : Sport Center Alpe d’Huez
Wednesday : 8.30am – 6pm and Thursday : 8am – 7pm
Caution ! No race number can be collected Friday morning

Where to take a shower ?
From Monday : At Sport Center Alpe d’Huez

Where to get rescue service from Wednesday to Saturday ?
At the DMC Gondola start, roundabout des Pistes in Alpe d’Huez

Where can your friends come and see you on Friday ?
At the resort before the finish in Alpe d’Huez

On Saturday & Sunday ?
Under the DMC  2100m: 9.15am
When they crossed the “Village de Sardone”: 9.20am
At the arrival in Allemont, from: 9.50am

Where to collect your clothes left on departure area ?
Stand Shop Avalanche
For Friday races: Palais des Congrès 7pm
For the Mega Saturday & Sunday: Arrival in Allemont
Forgoten clothes will be stored in the Tourism Office for one week after the event, past this date you won’t be able to get them back
Do not leave any value item. The organization is not responsible in case of any problems and theft

Where to watch for the results ? or from Saturday afternoon

Where to buy your pictures ?
On the expo and tech area every day from 5pm to 6pm


1995 : François DOLA 1996 : Fabrice TAILLEFER 1997 : Fabrice TAILLEFER 1998 : Samuel PERIDY 1999 : François DOLA 2000 : Alex BALAUD 2001 : René WILDHABER 2002 : René WILDHABER 2003 : René WILDHABER 2004 : René WILDHABER 2005 : Jérôme CLEMENTZ 2006 : Nicolas VOUILLOZ 2007 : René WILDHABER 2008 : René WILDHABER 2009 : Rémy ABSALON 2010 : Jérôme CLEMENTZ 2011 : Rémy ABSALON 2012 : Rémy ABSALON 2013 : Jérôme CLEMENTZ