Temporarily closed due to risk of rockfall – The Cascade de la Pisse electric bike ride



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 and physical cross-country ride.

About : Temporarily closed due to risk of rockfall – The Cascade de la Pisse electric bike ride

Itinerary from the "VTT en Oisans" guide (Oisans Tourisme)

Start/finish (loop) : Bourg d'Oisans 720 m
Duration : 2 h
Distance: 14 km
Highest point: 792 m
Lowest point: 720 m
Ascent: 140 m
Negative ascent: -140 m
Technique: 1/4
Endurance: 1/4

Map: Top 25 Les 2 Alpes - Olan - Muzelle 3336 ET.

Start in front of the Bourg-d'Oisans tourist office, head towards the post office and turn left after it, following signs for Villard-Notre-Dame.
At the foot of the climb to Villard-Notre-Dame, take the small road on the left. Follow the GR 50-54 towards Le Vert. Continue straight ahead until you reach the dike. Once on the dike, to avoid the track, you can take the small path on the right that goes into the undergrowth. At the end of the path, you'll find the main track again. Follow the GR 50-54 to the right as far as the Cascade de la Pisse... Here, take a short break to admire the waterfall.
Continue over the small footbridge. Follow the path back to the main track. Turn left towards Bourg d'Oisans. You'll come to a ford. Depending on the season, this ford is more or less submerged by small streams. These can be crossed by bike or on foot... it's an adventure!
Continue straight on to Lac de Buclet, the second attraction on this trail. Go around the lake to the right, then at the end, turn left into the forest, following the signs [XC 2] in the wrong direction.
As you approach the dike, which you can make out through the trees, watch out for a path on the right which takes you directly up to the dike, avoiding the 4x4 track. Once on the dam, turn right... Straight on for 1.5 km.
At the end, a track on the left leads down from the dike. Take the path that goes into the forest on the right. Turn right onto the road leading to Bourg d'Oisans. On this small road, which is more popular with walkers than cars, you'll pass several paddocks for ponies, donkeys and horses... a delight for children.

Don't set off too late for this itinerary. On the outward journey, the route skirts the cliffs behind Bourg d'Oisans very closely, and quickly moves into the shade. For your information, the Cascade de la Pisse begins to be in the shade from 3pm in mid-July.

En bref

Level green – easy

Map and GPX marking

Temporarily closed due to risk of rockfall – The Cascade de la Pisse electric bike ride

Getting There


From 01/05 to 31/10 : open daily.


Free of charge

Location supplement

Leave your car in one of the free car parks in Bourg d’Oisans – the ride will bring you back to the same place.