Cycling Accommodation in Bourg D'Oisans
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The Oisans area includes Bourg D’Oisans, the ski resorts of Alpe D’Huez & Les Deux Alpes, along with a number of other villages and the six Oisans valleys.  It is located where the Northern and Southern Alps meet, and on the main route between Grenoble and Briancon.

The Ecrins Park, which is literally on the doorstep of Bourg D’Oisans is the largest National park in France.  As well as the great cycling roads that make their way into it, there is a vast area to explore by foot, with 700km of trails and over 150 mountains above 3000m.  The highest is the Barre D’Ecrins at 4102m, which you can get a direct view of during the ride up to La Berarde. One very scenic walk which can be easily accessed from Bourg D’Oisans is up to Lac Lauvitel.  The walk starts from the little hamlet of La Danchere, 12km from Bourg D’Oisans.

The Oisans

The pictures above (roll over to enlarge) were taken in mid april, whilst most of the lake was still frozen.  It takes around 1 1/2hrs to reach the lake, and the grassy plain next to the water is a great place for a picnic, and to give you time to soak up the Alpine scenery.

The Oisans tourist information web site (see our links page) contains plenty more information on the area, and is written in English as well as French.


Lac Lauvitel
Lac Lauvitel