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).
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 !