Summer Activities

In summertime Oz en Oisans and Alpe D’Huez becomes a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts!

We offer tailored packages for families, groups or clubs or even away from it all team building. Chilled Mountain in the summer provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the French Alps during the day and then relax and enjoy the view with either a barbecue at the chalet or a meal at a local restaurant.

Summer activities: hiking, walking, kayaking, mountain biking, canyoning, parapenting, rafting, swimming in indoor and outdoor pools, via ferrata, climbing, horse riding, golf, tennis and cycling.

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Throughout the summer the Oz en Oisans near Alpe D’Huez plays host to a number of other events including the world famous Tour de France and the local Fete de l’Air.

Alpe D’Huez has been one of the most famous stages of the Tour de France for 25 years. The 21 bends that lead up to the resort are often the crucial stage for many of the cyclists.

The region is the ideal summer Alps destination for walking and mountain biking, or just relaxing and enjoying the superb mountain scenery.

Paragliding in Alpe d'Huez

 

Fly tandem or learn to fly yourself for a different view of the mountains.

Alpe Vol Libre paragliding school offers flights from Alpe d’Huez to Bourg d’Oisans (1100 m and 1400 m of vertical drop). Fly over the mythical mountain with its 21 twists and turns. Tandem flights from 45€.

Opening

From 06/12/13 to 26/04/14 : open daily.
From 05/07 to 24/08/14 : open daily.

Contact

Tel: 0033622662771
Web: http://www.alpevolibre.com

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Swimming

 

A family favourite. Whether your just playing around or doing
lengths, water is invigorating and makes you feel good on a hot summers day. Oisans has a number of indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Allemont has an outdoor public swimming-pool with 3 pools: a paddling pool for toddlers, a medium pool for children and a big pool with diving-board for adults. The swimming-pools are open everyday from June 29th to August 31st from 11.00am to 7.00pm.

In the heart of Alpe d'Huez village you can enjoy a large, open air swimming pool throughout the summer season. Enjoy the wonderful mountains while you take a dip!

Dive into the cool main pool in Vaujany and enjoy its hair-raising toboggan ride, waterfall, sun terraces and an impressive view of the Grandes Rousses Massif.

Looking for some thrills?

 

Visit Veneon Eaux Vives near St.Christophe en Oisans and travel down the rapids on a raft, kayak, hotdog or for the more adventurous hydrospeed! Whichever you decide your sure to enjoy the beautiful turquoise glacial waters. Just a 45 minute drive from the chalets.

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Lake Verney

 

On the shores of Lake Verney, just a 10 minute drive from the chalets, you will find a watersports centre. Where you can kayak, pedalo, wind surf or paddle board. The prices range from €6-€14 per person. There is also a nice restaurant here where the terrace hangs out over the lake, a great place for catching the sun.

The Watersports Centre is open daily  from June 30th to August 31st from 11.00am to 07.00pm.

Contact: +33(0)4 76 80 76 11

Via Ferrata

 

A via ferrata (Italian for "iron road". Plural vie ferrate. In German, klettersteig) is a mountain route which is equipped with fixed cables, stemples, ladders, and bridges.

The use of these allows otherwise isolated routes to be joined to create longer routes which are accessible to people with a wide range of climbing abilities. Walkers and climbers can follow via ferrata without needing to use their own ropes and belays, and without the risks associated with unprotected scrambling and climbing.

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Hiking in Oz en Oisans

Dozens of miles of marked paths go across forest and pastures between 800m and 2600m in the Grande Rousses massif. They offer multiple and varied walking routes for walkers of all levels. Several routes start from Oz, the paths are marked and referenced on the map n° 2 "Oisans au bout des pieds". Sold at the Tourist Office and on the website:www.rando-oisans.com.

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Horse Riding

Whether you are a horse-lover, experienced rider or just a beginner, oisans offers plenty of four-legged fun.

For those who enjoy events, the Alpe d'Huez international equestrian endurance race is a real treat, with its challenging, high-altitude route.

Located just a 30 minute drive away in the town of Bourg d'Oisans (same place as the market).

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