to the heart of a network of trails and breath-taking landscapes
The Les 2 Alpes resort is on a mountain plateau in the far north-west of the Ecrins mountains, and the “Grande Randonnée 54” trail passes through here. You couldn’t get more legendary than that!
The Les 2 Alpes plateau was once a very active Alpine pasture serving the villages of Mont-de-Lans and Venosc. One Alpine pasture for 2 villages: hence the name “Les 2 Alpes”… So for centuries, mountain farmers used a whole network of footpaths here. Now it’s your turn…
3 ideas for hiking in Les 2 Alpes
Les Perrons + Les balcons du Vénéon
Fancy a fairly easy hike leaving from the resort, with some superb views? Then you should head for Les Perrons: a view of the village of Venosc, of the Muzelle, the majestic Aiguille de Venosc and over the whole resort, with a very pleasant route through a wooded area.
If you’ve still got some energy left and you’re not afraid of heights, carry on along a breath-taking route towards St Christophe-en-Oisans!
Great itinerary for kids:
The “balade du Cristallier”
This is a fun, enjoyable hike that is perfect for your children to learn about the mountains all around them. The hike begins from the top of the Diable chairlift, with 2 themed hikes to choose from, dotted with fun information using your smartphone. The short loop takes 1.5 hours and the long loop takes 2.5 hours.
Crêtes du Fioc / Pied Moutet
From the ridges, the views over the valley and Oisans mountains on one side, and the Les 2 Alpes plateau on the other, are breath-taking. And the icing on the cake is that these views are accessible even for those who are not experienced walkers, via the Vallée Blanche chairlift. As for the more seasoned hikers, you can carry on from there to Pied Moutet, for an incredible 360° panoramic view.
A top tip: this is a great place to come to watch the sunset!
But that is not all….
We’ve got even more ideas for you: the Muzelle, (the legendary peak you can see above Venosc) with a lake and shelter, or Lauvitel Lake in Vénéon Valley. Or why not explore the paths through Molière Forest, the villages of Venosc and Mont de Lans or the tour of Pied Moutet along the GR 54 path.
All you have to do is get your hiking boots on, stop by the tourist office to check the itineraries and then off you go for a revitalising adventure in the great outdoors. And breathe…
Les 2 Alpes