Home The Villard loop
This cross-country route is quite short and with no technical difficulties. It passes through Villard-Notre-Dame, Villard-Reymond and the Col Saint Jean, overlooking the cliff next to Bourg d'Oisans and winding its way through some of the most isolated villages of Oisans.
GPX map and layout
The D219 road leads from Bourg d'Oisans up to Villard-Notre-Dame; a daring route that is worth a visit in itself! - By bike: 1 1/2 hours (9km / 1045m height gain) - By car: 20 mins.
Description: The Villard loop
Route in the “MTB in Oisans” guide (Oisans Tourisme)
Departure/Arrival (loop): Villard-Notre-Dame 1530 m
Length : 2 hours
Distance: 10 km
Highest point: 1840 m
Lowest point: 1530 m
Total ascent: +576 m
Total descent: -576 m
Technique : 1/4
Endurance : 2/4
Maps: Top 25 Bourg d'Oisans et l'Alpe d'Huez 3335 ET
From Villard-Notre-Dame, go up a fine, fast track towards Villard-Reymond (follow the signs) to reach the Col du Solude. From the col, take the GR 50 path towards Le Prégentil; the view over the Bourg d'Oisans plain and the Grandes Rousses massif is quite incredible. The path follows the ridge to the Col Saint Jean. Turn back here to the Col du Solude and ride on to Villard-Reymond.
Join up with the Maisons du Loup route (carrying your bike over approx. 200m). A fine descent follows trough the forest with a few uphill sections towards Villard-Notre-Dame. You cross over the path you took on the way up before arriving back at Villard-Notre-Dame.
From 01/06 to 31/10 : open daily.