Get away from it all in Les 2 Alpes and set off to discover an unspoilt natural environment!
From the entrance to the Écrins National Park, wind along one of the many hiking trails, take part in a white water activity on the turquoise glacial Vénéon river or stroll along the narrow streets of a mountain village.
The Écrins National Park
Between the Northern and Southern Alps, the Écrins National Park is one of France’s 10 national parks, located in one of the highest massifs in France, with over 150 summits at an altitude of over 3,000 metres.
It’s a protected site for mountain wildlife: chamois goats, ibexes, wolves, golden eagles, bearded vultures, griffon vultures, owls, rock ptarmigans, ermines, mountain hares, marmots…
You’ll also find over 2,500 plant species, including 40 rare or threatened species.
The area is home to more than 740 kilometres of hiking trails ranging from short family walks to expeditions that take several weeks.
Venosc, a gateway to the Vénéon…
Venosc, a traditional village with its cobbled streets and artisans.
Take part in white water activities on the turquoise Vénéon river: rafting, hydrospeeding, hot dogging…
Further along the Vénéon Valley is Saint Christophe en Oisans, one of the birthplaces of mountaineering, boasting renowned cafes and a mountaineering history museum.
Right at the end of the mountain road is the little hamlet of La Bérarde. Perched at an altitude of 1,700 metres, it is uninhabited in winter but a renowned hiking destination. The glaciers surrounding the village invite you to explore this unspoiled, enchanting dreamland.
Need to cool off?
Cascade de la Muzelle
In less than a 30-minute walk from the bottom of the Venosc gondola lift, take the path to Lac de la Muzelle. Then it’s just a short walk to the waterfall, the waters of which come direct from La Muzelle glacier. The braver among you may wish to get a little closer and enjoy a refreshing splash!
Cascade de Lanchâtra
Set between Venosc and Saint Christophe en Oisans, Lanchâtra waterfall is not far from the road and offers the ideal opportunity to cool off after a walk or during a picnic. It’s also the perfect place to take a little break after a white water descent.
With the familyLac du Lauvitel
One of the most beautiful lakes in the Écrins National Park, this is somewhere to delight the whole family. A 90-minute walk accessible to all ages leads you to a protected site and nature reserve. Will you be brave enough to take a dip in its chilly waters? If you’re up to it, the hike can be continued all the way to Lac de la Muzelle, via the Col des Vallons.
For sporty visitorsLac de la Muzelle
Setting off from Bourg d’Arud, this fantastic hike will take you to the foot of La Muzelle glacier, at an altitude of 2,100 metres. It offers a real variety of landscapes, taking you through a forest, a lush green valley, and finally, a rocky climb. A breathtaking landscape awaits you upon arrival!
Visit the Écrins National Park
Whether you want to visit the Écrins National Park for hiking, trail running or cycling, discover the different itineraries we have on offer.
Choose the one that suits you best depending on your ability level, how long you want to spend on it or even the interest points that appeal to you the most. Make sure you’re properly equipped and that you bring enough water. Please note that pets are not allowed.