Hike n°2 on the Hiking in Oisans map A walk which affords stunning views off the Eau d'Olle valley and the Belledonne chain. A very pleasant walk on a hot day!
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Description: From Oz (resort) to Villard-Reculas
A walk which affords stunning views of the Eau d’Olle valley and the Belledonne chain. This is a long but not technically challenging footpath which will enable you to discover different environments (forests, mountain pastures) and different types of vegetation (blueberries, rhododendrons...). A very pleasant walk on a hot day!
Starting point: Oz en Oisans (resort)
Elevation gain: 265 m
Duration There/Back: 5h25
Distance: 14,8 km
TO SEE ON THIS ROAD
• The Pré Reynaud chalets at an altitude of 1340 m
• The flora and fauna: deer, squirrels, mountain hares, lilies, orchids...
TO SEE NEARBY
• In Oz en Oisans:
The lakes plateau can be reached by sky-lift
The ski resort, the village and the hamlets
• In Villard Reculas:
The geological orientation table
The village’s traditional architecture
The “Pas de la confession” (Steps of confession), the name given to the road linking Huez and Villard Reculas, a viewpoint above the Bourg d’Oisans plain
La Chèvrerie - goats’ cheese producer
The forests of Oisans play an important part in protecting local populations and transport routes. They also contribute to maintaining mountain biodiversity. The forests are exploited for lumber and firewood. Walkers and hikers can roam there thanks to the many Walking trails which criss-cross them.
From 01/05 to 31/10.
Office de Tourisme d'Oz en Oisans
Level bue - Medium
5 h 25 min
D+: 265 m