The Oisans region of the French Alps, is a paradise for anyone that loves to hike in wide, open spaces, meander through valleys and experience outstanding panoramic views.

Explore the extraordinary landscapes with their prestigious peaks (La Meije 3983m, La Barre des Ecrins 4102m), lush valleys, glaciers, lakes and waterfalls along with the Parc National des Ecrins, situated in the heart of Oisans and boasting magnificent scenery and a huge variety of flora and fauna.

You can download information and guides at with details of local walks, ranging from gentle strolls along the valley floor to more challenging mountain climbs. There are corresponding topo guides and IGN maps for sale to help you discover the numerous walks and 800km of trails the Oisans region has to offer.

Always check the weather before heading out on your hike to ensure you have the correct clothing and that the conditions are favourable for your chosen route.

A weather report is posted each day outside the Bourg d’Oisans tourist office.

Hiking Routes of the Oisans