This course of 25 kilometers and 1300 m D+ is the best to work on your D+ and D-.
GPX map and layout
Starting point and arrival : Tourisme Office Villard Reculas
Description: Rando trail - n°5 Blue - The rise of Alpe
Itinerary N° 5 of the Oisans Trail Station - Villard Reculas reception base
Departure / Arrival : Villard Reculas
Duration: 3h30 to 8h
Distance: 25 km
Maximum altitude: 1600 m
Minimum altitude: 500 m
Difference in height: 1590 m
Turn left when leaving the Tourist Office in the direction of Huez and then take the Chemin de Bourg d'Oisans. Take a break at the war memorial to admire the view of the plain of Bourg d' Oisans and the Taillefer in front of you.
The descent to the plain of Romanche is by the KMV upside down on a steep path on the cliffside, be careful.
The crossing of the plain allows you to rest your quadriceps. You take the Roman road to return towards Bourg d'Oisans. The valley of the Lignarre opens its doors to you for the very intense but short ascent towards Le Puy. You will find a superb pine forest on your way back down towards Le Bourg d'Oisans.
The crossing of the commune brings you to the other side of the Romanche to allow you to attack the famous ascent of the Alpe d'Huez. Be careful, when you arrive at Ribot d'en Haut turn left towards the famous Pas de la Confession.
THE "PETIT PLUS" : The ascent of Alpe d'Huez
Very famous for our cycling friends, you take the famous ascent of the Alpe d'Huez and its 21 bends by the diverted paths.
Trail made with the tracedetrail.fr website.
From 23/05 to 31/10.
Oisans Tourisme - Bureau de Villard Reculas
1 route des pistes
Level bue - Medium
3 h 15 min
D+: 1265 m