This route enables you to explore the resort of Les Deux Alpes, before visiting St Christophe via the Venosc cable car and, finally, La Bérarde - an iconic mountaineering village with magnificent scenery.
GPX map and layout
Description: Les Deux Alpes - La Bérarde by e-bike
Ride through Les Deux Alpes and head for the Venosc cable car (enquire first to check you can take road bikes). Once at the car park at the bottom of the cable car, follow the signs to St Christophe/ La Bérarde. Just after Bourg d'Arud, an 11% gradient over 3 km comes out at the Plan du Lac. You can then get your breath back cycling alongside the turquoise waters of the Vénéon River, before tackling another series of switchbacks (11% over 3 km) to reach Saint Christophe en Oisans. A balcony road then takes you effortlessly into La Bérarde, where you will be greeted by one of the most spectacular landscapes in the Alps, including the imposing south-west face of the Ecrins (4,102m). The return is the same route.
Recharging: in restaurants in Les Deux Alpes and Saint Christophe en Oisans.
Refreshments and restaurants during the ride:
Full services available in Alpe d'Huez.
Also Venosc, Le Plan du Lac, St Christophe and La Bérarde.
Craftsmen to the Oisans Savoir-Faire Route in the Village of Venosc and Génépi des Sommets in Les Deux Alpes.
The Musée de l'Alpinisme mountaineering museum and Brasserie La Mariolle in Saint Christophe en Oisans.
The Maison de la Montagne Museum in La Bérarde.
Summer market: Tuesday mornings in car park of the Venosc cable car station.
From 21/06 to 02/09.
Subject to favorable weather.