Auberge de la Meije
Sports activities



In partnership with the Ecrins National Park, local associations, the town hall, the PGHM or as part of an ad-hoc programme, the hostel hosts and programmes concerts, storytelling evenings, conferences and debates, workshops and other events focusing on knowledge, practice and culture in the mountains.

Hikes and walks around La Bérarde


Many hikes starting from the Auberge de la Meije.
La Bérarde offers different levels of hiking trails and different durations (loop around the Maye footbridge, Carrelet refuge), as well as hardest and challenging hikes (Bonne Pierre, Chardon and Pilatte valleys, Sous le pic de La Bérarde, Temple Ecrins and Promontoire refuge, Tête de la Maye...)

Throughout the Vénéon valley, you will find varied routes accessible on foot, by car or with the shuttle in July and August: in Saint-Christophe en Oisans, starting from Les Étages and Champhorent hamlets, from the village and from the lake (vallons des Étages, de la Mariande, de la Muande, de Lanchatra, refuges du Soreiller, de la Lavey, de l'Alpe du Pin et de la Selle) and downstream, in Venosc (la Muzelle and le Lauvitel).

Ski touring

As soon as the Haut-Vénéon route opens (closed from the first snow in November to Easter), La Bérarde and its high valleys are open for ski touring.

The Auberge de la Meije opens on 1 May till the end of spring skiing season.

Climbing and mountaineering in the Ecrins National Park


The other Mecca of mountaineering has many mythical summits for beginners or advanced people. Ascent or loop you can choose among dozens of summits, la Meije Brèche and summit, La Grande Ruine, Ailefroide, Gioberney, Coolidge pic...

La Bérarde offers a large choice of climbing routes if you like bouldering or climbing either if you want to start, to advance or to have fun. And the Aiguille de la Dibona is our neighbour

La Bérarde’s guide office offers several summer and winter packages to learn, improve or just to be accompanied<./p>

From the Plan du lac, you can also discover the via ferrata of Saint-Christophe en Oisans.

Cycling, motorcycling and touring


La Bérarde is located at the end of the valley, the RD531 departmental road which leads there was the last road of the Oisans to be built in 1921, its 28 kilometres alternates false flats and slopes of 11% at some point, like many passes roads which are numerous in Oisans.

Some curves and long straights, a few viewpoints along the way from which you can admire spectacular views of mountain scenery.

Whitewater in the Vénéon valley


Whitewater activities in the turquoise fast-flowing glacial waters of the Vénéon river, one of the most powerful of the French Alps start from May to September.
Rafting, hydrospeed, hot-dog kayaking, kayaking and airboat.

The Vénéon river has been classified as class III to class V, the “ Vénéon eaux-vives” company will make you spend unforgettable moments and thrills guaranteed !


500 route des Ecrins - La Bérarde
38520 St Christophe en Oisans
(+33) 04 76 79 60 92

Contact & Accès

500 route des Ecrins - La Bérarde
38520 St Christophe en Oisans - FRANCE
(+33) 04 76 79 60 92
Latitude: 44.93272450, Longitude: 6.29213000
Par la route :
  • Depuis Grenoble, par la RD 1091 jusqu’à Bourg d’Oisans ; poursuivre en direction de Les 2 Alpes puis prendre la RD530 jusqu’à La Bérarde.
  • Depuis Briançon par la RD1091 jusqu’au col du Lautaret; poursuivre en direction de Bourg d’Oisans, puis prendre la RD530 jusqu’à La Bérarde.
  • En bus, juillet et août, T75 Grenoble à Le Bourg-d’Oisans puis T77 Le Bourg-d’Oisans à La Bérarde, TLJ 2/AR.
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