Here are 10 must-do hikes for your stay at our campsite in Bourg d’Oisans!
La ronde des lacs
A lake-to-lake hike starting from Alpe d’Huez, at the foot of the slopes. It takes you from Lac Besson to Lac Noir and Lac Carrelet. You can drive or walk from the resort to Lac Noir. The program also includes a visit to the Brandes medieval archaeological site.
Walk to the Pisse waterfall
An easy hike, ideal for families, but still taking 3 hours for 12 km. The difference in altitude is not significant (50 meters): the entire route is flat, with the exception of the final climb to the waterfall. Departure and return in the center of Bourg d’Oisans.
Les 7 Laux
A hike of just over 5 km, but a difficult one with a 904-meter vertical drop. The tour takes in the ten Lacs de Laux in the Belledonne massif, with the chance of encountering ibex.
Lac des Quirlies
A superb hike along the Ferrand to Lac de Quirlies. With a distance of 14 km and an altitude difference of 1000 metres, it will take you at least 4 hours to complete. The scenery is extremely varied, with the Pont Ferrand and its waterfall, the Quirlies glacial lake where the Ferrand rises, the Malatres and Quirlies glaciers and the schist ridge of the Echine de Praouat.
Tour of the Emparis plateau by the lakes
A magnificent few-hour hike in the sublime setting of the Emparis plateau, between lakes, alpine chalets, herds of sheep and mountain flowers. Departure and return to the Col Saint-Georges parking lot, 10 km from Besse-en-Oisans.
Lac du Lauvitel
A family hike, suitable for children, with a distance of less than 6 km and an ascent of around 500 metres. The round trip will take 3 hours, in the sublime setting of the Parc des Écrins. The route is generously shaded from the hamlet of La Danchère to the lake.
Taillefer refuge via Oulles
A medium-difficulty hike, accessible to families thanks to its short distance (less than 4 km, approx. 2h30 walk). It takes place on the path between Oulles and the Taillefer refuge, which offers superb views of the Écrins and Rousses massifs.
Goléon lake and refuge
The hike follows an out-and-back route and is twice 5 km long. With an ascent of almost 700 metres over a relatively short distance, the climb is a little steep. Allow 4 hours for the ascent and descent. Your efforts are rewarded by a breathtaking view of the Meije.
The Clots refuge
A technically easy but aerial hike on a balcony trail overlooking Lac du Chambon. Departure from the Aymes parking lot in Mizoën and arrival at the Les Clots mountain hut at 1515 m altitude. An outward and return circuit of 7 km for around 2 hours’ walking.
The Écrins temple refuge
This hike is more technically challenging than it is long: 7.7 km long, it takes around 2h30 to complete, with an ascent of over 650 metres. From the refuge, the panorama towards the Pilatte glacier is sublime.