2019 Oisans Col Series - car-free days in the Alps

Published by Andrew on 8 May 2019

The Oisans Col Series is an annual event at that closes roads to cars to allow cyclists to ride cols including Alpe d'Huez on traffic-free roads. Here is the 2019 info programme.

Oisans-col-series-2019 dates

The 2019 Oisans Col Series runs each Tuesday morning of July and August, when a different col will be closed to motor traffic for up to three hours to give cyclists the mountain to themselves.

It's a joyous and well-organised local affair, with riders completing the ascents greeted by friendly faces and refreshments. This year a new route has been introduced up to the Oz en Oisans station which takes place on 16 July.

The 2019 programme begins on July 2 with an ascent of the famous Croix de Fer pass. 

Climbing the Col d'Oisans

Credit: Oz Tourisme

Here are all the 2019 dates:

July 2: Col de la Croix de Fer and Col du Glandon – details here
July 9: Col de Sarenne – details here
July 16: Oz-en Oisans – details here
July 23: Villard Reculas – details here
July 30: Col du Sabot – details here
August 6: Alpe d’Huez – details here
August 13: Col de Sarenne – details here
August 20: Auris-en-Oisans – details here
August 27: Col d’Ornan – details here

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