To help you organise your stay, we invite you to dowload our brochures on the Oisans area
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The Oisans Savoir-faire Route is a like a door opening on to the mountain culture of the region, the diversity of its heritage and skills. Travelling along its roads will take you through varied scenery.You will get to meet
engaging local characters and admire the quality of their work and the flavour of their products.
Artists, craftsmen and women, local producers and cultural sites all welcome you into their workshops, farms or museums for a special opportunity to discover their savoir-faire… Enjoy your visits!
Our area offers wide range of activities, both sporting and cultural. Places
to stay, places of natural history and interest to visit, a vast range of walks or cycle tours…
Visit the Tourist Information Office for a range of brochures on the Oisans and the Parc National des Ecrins.
To organise your stay, book your accommodation in Bourg d'Oisans or villages nearby.
Familial or quiet campsite, hotels, Bed & Breakfast, gîtes or self furnished accommodation, you will find the perfect place for you!
Oisans is neither a département, nor a mountain range, nor a valley.
Oisans is a huge area of the Alps, straddling 3 departments,
comprising 6 valleys and featuring 4 mountain ranges.
All cycling routes depart from Bourg d'Oisans, the main borough of the community of Oisans, whose long even stretches allow you to train your legs before you reach the more mountainous parts. In addition, its geographical location in the heart of the community of Oisans makes it an ideal starting point. Our indications for the length of each tour are for the average cyclist running at approximately 28 km/h on flat roads and at 11 km/h uphill. These indications are, of course, subject to other conditions like wind, road condition, tiredness or even a meal with a little too much red wine …
Explore extraordinary landscapes with their prestigious peaks (La Meije 3983m, La Barre des Ecrins 4102m), vast plateux, verdant valleys, numerous glaciers, lakes and waterfalls...
Situated in the heart of Oisans, the Parc National des Ecrins also boasts a huge variety of flora and fauna.
A hut is a place for simple living and the constraints of altitude mean that it cannot offer the same comfort as in the valley. The warden “organizes” life in the hut, which includes giving out clogs, places in the dorm, meals, breakfasts and wake-up calls. For safety reasons and for organizing sleeping arrangements, please give them details of the hike or climb you have planned for the following day.
In Oisans, mountain-biking takes on its true meaning: the terrain is seriously steep and some trails weave along ravines, but the scenery is just what you would expect from such an exceptional location…
Vauban said of Oisans, “These mountains which appear so horrible are in fact accessible everywhere. They are all opened by mountain passes and criss-crossed by winding paths on which people on foot, mules
and horses lead by bridles find a passage.”
Oisans, a mountainous area to explore, discover, devour, climb, roam, survey and so much more...
An untamed, tranquil and natural world, well preserved from the ravages of mankind.
With its landscape of tapering mountians, deep valleys, blue lakes and tumbling rivers, Oisans knows how to give its best : mysterious yet open-hearted, untamed yet endlessly appealing.
Under the Oisans sky, there are so many easy and simple pleasures, wich we have grouped for you according to the Elements.
Strolling in Oisans Walkers, dreamers and lovers of the great outdoors, Oisans is out to seduce you! The citadel of Oisans, as it used to be known, houses some unexpected treasures. These are treasures to be enjoyed by lovers of fresh and bracing air. Spread the word: there’s no need to be a seasoned mountaineer, a reckless climber or an inexhaustible cyclist, just curious and a lover of good food!