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The hamlets of La Grave
The hamlets of La Grave

The hamlets of La Grave (no. 18)

This itinerary that leads you to discover La Grave and its authentic hamlets is without any major difficulty. Along this small and balcony road, the view is stunning! You will have a front seat to admire La Meije and its glaciers.

Itinerary no. 18 of the “Cycling in Oisans” guide (Oisans Tourisme)

Departure / Arrival: Bourg d’Oisans 720 m
Time: 5 h
Distance (R/T): 72 km
Highest point: 1823 m
Lowest point: 720 m
Total ascent: 1981 m
Max. gradient: 9%

Map: Michelin Local Map no. 333 Isère, Savoie

ITINERARY
From Bourg d’Oisans, follow the D1091 towards “Briançon / Les 2 Alpes” as far as the Chambon dam. You will go through 4 lit tunnels on this portion. For your safety, make sure you are visible.
Once at the dam, continue towards “Briançon / La Grave” (other tunnels await you).
In La Grave, go through the village and the tunnel “Serre du Coin”. Immediately after the exit of the tunnel, fork right towards “Ventelon / Les Terrasses / Les Hières”. You climb above La Grave on a small balcony road facing La Meije.
First, you arrive at Ventelon, you can then turn right towards Les Hières. At the end of the road, make a U-turn and continue to Les Terrasses and then Le Chazelet.
When La Grave and its hamlets no longer hold any secrets for you, you can return to Bourg d'Oisans by the same route.

72 km
5 h
max. 1834 m
min. 717 m
1981 m
1979 m

Accessibility

Style : Mountain
Public : Cyclists

Starting point

Mas du Plan
38520 Le bourg-d'oisans
Lat : 45.054Lng : 6.03262
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Bourg d'Oisans

From Bourg d'Oisans follow the RD1091 towards Briançon.

Mas du Plan 38520 Le bourg-d'oisans
Lat : 45.0541Lng : 6.03249
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Eglise de Saint-Arey

38142 Le Freney-d'Oisans
Lat : 45.0474Lng : 6.12531
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Barrage du Chambon

This barrage was built in 1935 to regulate the wild river Romanche;...Read more

38142 Le Freney-d'Oisans
Lat : 45.0429Lng : 6.14093
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Clapier d'Auris

After 5 km turn left into the gorges of the Infernet. Be careful when cycling through the tunnel.

D1091 38860 Auris
Lat : 45.0284Lng : 6.07161
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Le Freney d'Oisans

Cycle past the Chambon barrage and carry on until you reach La Grave.

Le Village 38142 Le freney-d'oisans
Lat : 45.0443Lng : 6.12496
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La Grave

When coming out of the ‘Serre du Coin’ tunnel, above La Grave, follow the road that forks off to the right (D33).

D1091 05320 La grave
Lat : 45.0451Lng : 6.30438
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Towards Le Chazelet

Follow the road to the hamlets of Hyères and Ventelon.

D33 05320 La grave
Lat : 45.0485Lng : 6.31424
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Ventelon

Near Ventelon hamlet take on the right to reach Les Hyères.

D33 05320 La grave
Lat : 45.0513Lng : 6.3062
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Les Hyères

Then return to Ventelon to join Chazelet.

Les Hières 05320 La grave
Lat : 45.0572Lng : 6.31573
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Le Chazelet

After visiting Le Chazelet, cycle down to La Grave and back to Bourg d'Oisans by the same route (RD 1091).

Le Chazelet 05320 La grave
Lat : 45.0541Lng : 6.28493
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4 informations complémentaires

Contact

Phone : 04 76 80 03 25

Email : info@oisans.com

Website : http://www.bike-oisans.com

Open period

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

Updated by

Oisans Tourisme - 08/09/2016
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