At the end of a narrow, winding road – typical of Oisans – nestling against the Taillefer mountainside, Oulles sits opposite the Massif des Grandes Rousses and the best-known peaks of the Ecrins National Park. An incredible panoramic view can be enjoyed from just above the village.
The smallest village in Isère is a breath of fresh air and calm, away from the large international resorts and proof of the diversity on offer in Oisans.
The main mountain activities can all be enjoyed in Oulles. Firstly, cycling, with the 7 km of switchbacks to be tackled during the climb, which nevertheless remains pleasant thanks to the shady trees and the fact that the road is protected from the wind.
There are also plenty of family hiking opportunities, including the path to Ornon, and the more challenging (yet perfectly accessible) hike up to the Taillefer mountain hut and the Grand Galbert, Lac du Poursollet, Taillefer, Lac Fourchu and Puy d’Oulles, to name but a few.
In winter, the same paths can be explored on snow shoes and as part of a ski touring trip. Finally, a downhill mountain bike trail (Chemin de Malaine) starts from the village, but is best left to the experts, with 84 switchbacks for a 680 m descent!