List of MTB routes and itineraries

Here is a non-exhaustive list of mountain bike itineraries, there are rides in all sectors and for all levels. The relatively steep terrain of Oisans means that there are a good number of technical paths aimed at experienced mountain bikers.

The routes are open throughout the summer months (generally May to the end of October) and do not require the use of ski lifts.


Colour coding of levels

GREEN

Simple rides. These are very easy and are ideal for family outings. Slopes are gentle and the paths generally wide enough to enable you to put your feet down if you find a section tricky.

BLUE

Generally easy rides, but for riders with a certain amount of experience.

RED

Difficult rides, with some challenging, technical sections. These are for riders with a considerable amount of experience.

BLACK

Advanced technical skills and/or endurance are needed for these very difficult rides. For expert riders only.

Waymarks

Even though some of the rides featured in this guide follow “VTT” waymarks (particularly in the “Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine VTT” and “Espace VTT-FFC – La Grave la Meije Villar d’Arène” areas), there is no special waymarking for the itineraries provided.

Oisans is well covered by a system of path signposting.

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The Signal de l’Homme ride

auris-en-oisans

Level green –very easy

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The Ornon loop – MTB

ornon

Level red – hard

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From Les 2 Alpes to Le Freney d’Oisans

les deux alpes

Level bue - Medium

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3

The Banks of the Vénéon River

le bourg-d'oisans

Level bue - Medium

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3

The Rivier d’Allemond loop

allemond

Level red – hard

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3

Crossing Oisans

le bourg-d'oisans

Level black - very hard

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5

The Singuigneret loop

mizoën

Level red – hard

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3

The Col du Sabot descent

vaujany

Level red – hard

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3

The Grand Tour of La Grave Villar-d’Arène

la grave

Level black - very hard

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5

The tour of the Emparis Plateau via the lakes

la grave

Level black - very hard

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5

Coteyssart

allemond

Level red – hard

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5

The Postman’s Path

villard-reymond

Level black - very hard

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4

Le Boulangeard

oz-en-oisans

Level red – hard

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3

The Sewing Machine descent (via Le Puy)

villard-reymond

Level black - very hard

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2

The Malaine track

oulles

Level red – hard

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3

A ride in the Bourg d’Oisans plain

le bourg-d'oisans

Level green –very easy

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4

The Besse loop

besse-en-oisans

Level red – hard

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3

The Auris balcony paths

auris-en-oisans

Level black - very hard

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5

The Col de la Valette from Besse

besse-en-oisans

Level black - very hard

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5

The Cascade de la Pisse ride

le bourg-d'oisans

Level green –very easy

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4

Descent from the Col du Galibier

villar d'arène

Level bue - Medium

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3

Forêt de l’Ours via the Combe du Bras

alpe d'huez

Level black - very hard

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5

L’Aiguillon

villar d'arène

Level red – hard

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5

The Vaujany surge shafts

vaujany

Level red – hard

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2

The Sarenne Ride

huez

Level green –very easy

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3

The Auris loop

auris-en-oisans

Level red – hard

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5

The Combes track

alpe d'huez

Level red – hard

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