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MTB Routes

A selection of MTB routes in Oisans … both technical and for relaxation.. X-Country, Enduro or DH .. all the ingredients are in Oisans.

The Cascade de la Pisse ride

The Cascade de la Pisse ride

Le Bourg-d'Oisans
Most of this ride is fluid, allowing you explore the hidden side of the Bourg-d'Oisans plane. The return along the left bank is a more technical...
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The Tour of the Emparis Plateau via the Lakes

The Tour of the Emparis Plateau via...

La Grave
A lovely circular ride that is more physically than technically demanding, around an iconic Oisans feature. The ride up to the Lac Noir and Lac...
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The Auris loop

The Auris loop

Auris-en-Oisans
This typical cross-country loop winds its way along the balcony paths of Auris. This is a pleasant, south-facing route, where you can explore some...
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Descent from the Col du Galibier

Descent from the Col du Galibier

Villar d'Arène
This is a really lovely beginner’s descent on the old road down from the pass, facing the spectacular Meije. All the landmarks are there for you...
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The Auris balcony paths

The Auris balcony paths

Auris-en-Oisans
The lovely classic XC route goes round the Signal de l'Homme and the Croix de Cassini and along the valleys of the Sarenne, Ferrand and Romanche...
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Crossing Oisans

Crossing Oisans

Le Bourg-d'Oisans
This is a demanding 3-day ride linking the Col du Galibier to Bourg d'Oisans, via the Emparis Plateau and the untamed valleys of La Buffe and Le...
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The Col de la Valette from Besse

The Col de la Valette from Besse

Besse-en-Oisans
A demanding round trip from Besse to explore the Ferrand valley. The single track descent is magnificent, the surroundings superb and untamed. This...
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The Singuigneret loop

The Singuigneret loop

Mizoën
A 7 km descent on a varied and technical path down steep valleys. Although quite long, the climb up is gradual.
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Le Boulangeard

Le Boulangeard

Oz-en-Oisans
A "special enduro" ride, this route starts in pastureland and ends at Allemont at the Lac du Verney (1350 m of height loss). Although not very...
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L'Aiguillon

L'Aiguillon

Villar d'Arène
A lovely half-day ride, offering fabulous views from the south-facing valley over the mountains of La Meije and Las Agneaux and magnificent single...
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The Villards loop

The Villards loop

Villard-Notre-Dame
This cross-country route is quite short and with no technical difficulties. It passes through Villard-Notre-Dame, Villard-Reymond and the Col Saint...
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The Signal de l'Homme ride

The Signal de l'Homme ride

Auris-en-Oisans
This ride around the Signal de l'Homme offers amazing views over the Grandes Rousses and the Sarenne Valley. Then once over the Col de Cluy, it's...
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The Ornon loop

The Ornon loop

Ornon
The long climb under the watchful eye of the Taillefer will be amply rewarded by the lovely descent through pastureland and forest. The view from...
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The Col du Sabot descent

The Col du Sabot descent

Vaujany
Magnificent from start to finish! A real bicycle tour, thanks to the fabulous landscape and the fun sections featured throughout the ride,...
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The Auris surge shafts

The Auris surge shafts

Vaujany
This is a short route that takes you up above Vaujany. It's a steep climb up on the road, but you will be rewarded by a lovely descent featuring a...
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The Malaine track

The Malaine track

Oulles
84 switchbacks and 700m of height loss over 2.5 km. These three figures sum up this descent, which is one of the finest in the Oisans region. One...
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The Grand Tour of La Grave Villar-d'Arène

The Grand Tour of La Grave...

La Grave
A classic cross-country route, this lovely loop takes you through all the hamlets of La Grave. On a balcony path on the south facing slopes of la...
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The Combes track

The Combes track

Alpe d'Huez
This a varied route through pasture and woodland, descending gradually into the Eau d'Olle Valley. It switches between short descents and uphill...
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The Banks of the Vénéon River

The Banks of the Vénéon River

Le Bourg-d'Oisans
This is a fast ride that will enable you to discover the hidden side of the Bourg-d'Oisans plain and the banks of the Vénéon River up to Venosc....
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The Sarenne Ride

The Sarenne Ride

Huez
This short, circular ride is perfect for families and beginners. A gradual climb up the track, followed by a faster ride down on the "Chemin de...
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Montée au Col de la Croix de Fer

Montée au Col de la Croix de Fer

La Marmotte

Piste de Poutrant à Oz

Piste de Poutrant à Oz

Montée au Col de Sarenne

Montée au Col de Sarenne

La Grave

La Grave