For several years the resort has put mountain biking into consideration when managing tracks and paths, organising competitions, and in the use of the winter ski lifts. It has developed to such an extent that today there are action-packed mountain bike events throughout the summer months.
In summer the slopes turn green and skiing makes way for mountain biking, except of course at 3200m where summer skiing takes place on the glacier every morning. Amongst the sporting possibilities, discover the adventure of the pathways specially designed for mountain biking, a downhill area with 4 sectors:
Vallée Blanche, Jandri, the villages of Mont de Lans and Venosc.
- 11 328 metres of decline and 2870 metres of incline, cumulated between 3200m and 700m
- 110 km of slopes FFC (French cycling federation) approved
- 21 slopes, 5 cycling itineraries, 2 downhill slopes, 1 cross country slope
- 4 green, 9 blue, 10 red and 7 black.
- 8 ski lifts adapted for mountain bikes
- 2 handling parks to test your manoeuvrability at 2100m and 2400m
- 4 cleaning points: Vallée Blanche, Diable, Venosc and the Resort Centre
- 7 people dedicated to daily maintenance of the mountain biking area.
For your first cycling experience in Les 2 Alpes, the access to the handling park is by the Vallée Blanche chairlift (next to Alba residence)
. This area is ideal for learning mountain biking technics. In this area you will find several workshop areas, a handling zone with sharp turns, mini bridges and small tables, all of this in a secure area with an impressive viewpoint of the resort. To be explored as a family or between friends.
Since the summer of 2011, there is a second handling park on the slope, ‘Les Crêtes’, a little more technical than the Vallée Blanche park.
Lifts for mountain bikers/pedestrians
Venosc gondola – 8am-8pm
Diable gondola – 9.30am-6pm (near to Le Cortina residence)
Mont de Lans chairlift – 9.30am-6pm (near to La Dibona, Goleon Val Ecrin and Lou Crouet)
Vallee Blacne chairlift – 9.30pm-6pm (next to Alba residence)
Mountain Guides Office
Information and reservations from 9 am till 7 pm to the store Sport emotion - Skimium, 33 avenue of Muzelle, in front of climbing wall
DESCENT: From 55€ the half-day: supervision, skipass and material included (protections and mountain bike)
FREERIDE: 1 or 2 mountain bike out scheduled a week, getting there and back by minibus: from 45 €.
FREESTYLE: half-day or training course from 45 €
FAMILIES: 10 % Reduction on the half-days from 3 persons
Contact 0033 476 11 36 29 or www.guides2alpes.com
is a zone that is specifically dedicated to Freestyle: Four Cross, dirt, Northshore, walls, tables...
The entire resort lives and breathes mountain biking: specialist shops, bike wash points, bike parks, mountain bike schools ...the majority of hotels offer dedicated facilities (bike lockers, cleaning points ...).
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Les 2 Alpes mountain guides office
(Compagnie des Guides Oisans/Ecrins)
Mountaineering, hiking, via ferrata, glacier treks, mountain biking and climbing
Maison des 2 ALPES - ESF
Tel/Fax: +33 (0) 4 76 11 36 29
Information and bookings from 5pm to 7pm at the Maison des 2 Alpes (ESF).
• Individual price: from 100€, group price from 290€
Tel.: +33 (0)6 86 35 43 93
Various hikes are available daily.
• Individual price: 17 € for a 1⁄2 day, 24 € for a full day
VENOSC AND ST. CHRISTOPHE VIA FERRATA:
A combination of walking and climbing.
Ladders and cables allow you to tackle vertical heights, making for a more challenging escapade.
• Individual price: from 55 €
• Group price (4 people max): 195 €
• Individual price: 70€
• Group price (6 people max): 290 €
Tel.: +33 (0)6 82 84 85 97
Climbing is an all-round sporting activity. Equipment provided.
• Individual price: 50€ for a 1⁄2 day
• Group price (10people max) 165€ for ½ day or 305€ for full day
Les 2 Alpes climbing wall: Afternoon opening from Monday to Friday.
• Private lesson: 45 € / hour
• Group price (12 people max): 90 € per 1½ hr session –1 hr supervised session: 10 € adult, 8 € child. 45 minute supervised session: 10 € adult, 8€ child.
The Ice Cave
Open every day from 09am to 16pm. Les 2 Alpes ice cave At an altitude of 3200 metres, next to the Jandri Express arrival point, the Ice Cave was created by two high altitude mountain guides, Bernard Lambolez and Bruno Gardent. It is a unique experience to discover wondrous ice sculptures under some 30 metres of age-old layers of ice. Ticket entrance on place.
Situated where the northern and southern Alps meet, in the heart of the Oisans and on the doorstep of the National Ecrins Park, Les Deux Alpes is an ideal starting point for some incredible hikes. From footpaths through mountain pastures to steep ridges, a secluded stream to a large lake, an urban resort to a forgotten hamlet, the region nurtures its differences. The tourist office has edited a guide of daylong hikes. Ask at the tourist office for a copy. If you wish to be accompanied, the Mountain guides office is always ready to help you. Open everyday from 5pm to 6.30pm.
Maison des 2 Alpes
. Tel: +33 (0) 4 76 11 036 29
Individual price: 17 € for a ½ day, 24 € for a full day
Group price: 135 € for a ½ day, 185 € for a full day (12 people. max)
(COMPAGNIE DES GUIDES DES 2 ALPES Information and bookings from 4pm to 6.30pm at the Maison des 2 Alpes 0033 6 86 35 43 93
Walking to Venosc
At the end of the resort a footpath goes down to Venosc village under the telecabine. The track is sloping. It leads to the green Veneon valley that you will overhang all along your way down, with a nice viewpoint on the Muzelle spring in background. From this path you also have an access to the Perron via ferrata. At your arrival, take time to visit Venosc, a typical mountain village with small local shops and craftsmen, which is not without it charms! In the Veneon valley, lots of hikings start around Venosc and to the Ecrins National Parc. Time for the way down: 1 hour / For the way up: 1:45 hour
Caution: In case of rain, this path becomes rapidely slippery and can be dangerous!
Walking to Mont de Lans
Departure from the small lake la Buissonnière at the entrance of the resort. The path goes down under Mont de Lans chairlift to the village. Some passages are in the forest and others offer nice panoramas on Emparis plateau and the villages of Auris en Oisans and Mizoën. In Mont de Lans you will be able to discover the history of the valley, with its peddlers and its old traditions, in Chasal Lento museum. Time for the way down: 30 minutes / for the return: 1 hour. You can come back to the resort with the chairlift which is free for pedestrians.
La Buissonnière lake
Leisure lake located at the entrance to the resort with children’s play area and boules. Open to the public from 1st June to 30th September. Closed from 1st October to 31st May. Lifeguards in attendance in July and August.
2 Alpes paragliding
DAUBOIN Xavier / REYNAUD Patrice
Chemin des Perrons
Phone: +33 (0)6 80 55 29 49
First flight in paragliding in different places in Les 2 Alpes. From age 7 to age 77, come to discover, with qualificated teachers, sensation and scenery whom you won't forget...Price: from 50 €
Les 2 Alpes free access Skate Park is behind the Maison des 2 Alpes, the skate park is open to everyone from 8yrs. Helmets and protective clothing obligatory. Unsupervised, parents are responsable for child under 18yrs. Closing time 8 pm.
Ice Glider or Bumper cars on ice. Open Wednesday from 8pm to 10pm and thursday from 3pm to 7pm.
Base de loisirs
Phone: +33 (0)4 76 80 25 05
Every days from 9 to 19, Intégral Rafting offers a chance to try all whitewater sports from the Venosc base. Numerous routes and sites available so that everyone can find an activity to suit them. From 1-hour introductory trips to intense days, from stag (or hen) parties to corporate seminars: conviviality, originality and safety guaranteed to ensure the success of your day out. Reduced rates for groups and school outings.
Open from 10am to midday and from 2pm to 7pm. Hurtle down a grass slope at breathtaking speed on a non-motorised, all terrain vehicle. 2.50 € (each descent) –
7 € (3 descents) – 12€ (6 descents) - 18 € (10 descents)
Ski lift of the Alpette. 2 toboggan runs, Rolba-run, one fast, and one slow run. From 10.30am to 12.15am and from 1.30pm to 7.30pm (times are indicative of the high season). Evening until 10pm, between 2 or 3 times a week.
Head to the Lutins ski-tow (to the left of the Jandri Express) every day between 2pm and 7pm, to discover the Mountain board from 6€ and the downhill scooter from 8€. Accessible to everyone over 1m 25cm in height, approximately 8 years old. Group rates available.
Bungee jumping / Voltige bungy
Tel: + 33 (0) 6 12 90 25 80 www.voltigebungy.com
Open in August on the Thursday and the Friday.
Bungee jumping from the Les 2 Alpes ski lift. Height 140m, one of the highest jumps in Europe. 2 jumps at 14pm and 16pm. Presence on the resort 1.30 before the jump. Information and booking at the Croisière Blanche (white cruise). Bungee jumping: 90 €. For group rate reductions (please contact us).
‘Aventure Parc’ in Venosc (use cable car from Les Deux Alpes)
Open each day except saturday from 1.30pm to 7.30pm.
At the heart of the forest, near the cascading rapids of the Vénéon river, experience maximum sensations.
Giant’s footsteps, tunnels, monkey bridge, suspended ladder, double zip-line, bungee, scrambling net, hanging logs, roped wall, balancing beam …
Open to everyone with a choice of 4 different courses: kids (from 8 years), discovery trail, adventure trail and challenging trail. A games area is available for children under 8 years. There is a drinks/crêpes kiosk on site.
Dôme Robocoaster & Technotwister
Opening hours: from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 2.30pm to 7.30pm. Rate: 6€ per person.
This 7-metre long, 6-axis motion simulator using 4D images lets you experience the sensations of being in an avalanche.
You begin by skiing peacefully on the slopes, then decide to go off-piste and become trapped in an avalanche. For 20 seconds, you’re thrown around in all directions, in the dark, until your heartbeat starts to slow down! Then suddenly, you hear scratching, you’ve been found by an avalanche dog. It’s something you think only happens to other people, and the first time it happens to you can be a dramatic experience!
This is a fun way to make people more aware of the dangers of off-piste skiing. Additionally, an exhibition about snow and avalanches retraces the history of Les 2 Alpes, the resort’s development, and the systems put in place to protect the slopes and the resort (Gazex and Catex avalanche control systems, protective metal rails, trees).
Technotwister: a new acrobatics attraction with five musical programmes.
The resort offers a wide range of well-being and relaxation activities for to give you a chance to unwind. Activities include Jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna, health courses, slimming cures, massages, relaxation, gym, body building, fitness, cardio training, solarium, aquagym…
Aqua centre 2A
Phone : +33 (0)6 84 14 00 12
The Acqua Center 2 A is open daily from 3pm to 8pm (from 2.15pm to 8pm in case of bad weather), offering:
Jacuzzi + Sauna + Steam room, fitness area, unlimited access: 15 € with a 6-day ski pass: 12 €
In bad weather: 18 € with a 6-day ski pass: 15 €
- Massage* 1hr: 60 € with a 6-day ski pass: 55 €
- Massage* 30 mins: 39 € with a 6-day ski pass: 36 €
- Osteopathy: 55 € / Physiotherapy.
- Draining: 33 €
- Hot stone massage and candle lit massage *: 65 € with a 6-day ski pass: 60 €
- Cellu M6 IP body: 68 € with a 6-day ski pass: 48 €
- Facial treatment *: 55 €
- Slimming package: 402 € with a 6-day ski pass: 295 €
- “Hair removal” packages from 8 to 30 €
* Speak to your body!
The “Acquaforme” card is free with all massage and body treatments!
Available to hire: swimming costume: 2 €, towel: 3 €, shampoo: 1 €, bathrobe: 3 €, sandals: 2 €
Acqua Center 2 A, as much as 36% off prices with a 6-day ski pass!
A safe circuit, adapated for children of all ages with vehicles of different capacity, several race tracks. Information and bookings at the childrens course, next to the football pitch and the Côte Brune hotel and near the Jandri Express. tel: +336 81 31 64 01, Email email@example.com
Tel.: + 33 (0) 4 76 80 52 89
A 9-hole, par 64, 2200 metre golf course: 40-bay driving range.
• Green fee: Green fee: 24 € - Seniors 20 €
- Mini course: 65 € (3 people min.), 1 hr per day for 3 days.
- Beginner course: 159 € - Juniors up to 15 years: 125 €
2 1⁄2 hrs per day for 3 days. From Monday to Wednesday. Explanation, introduction to irons, woods and putter.
- Beginner “plus” course: 249 € - Junior up to 15 years: 179 €
2 1⁄2 hrs per day for 5 days. From Monday to Friday. An explanation of golfing rules, etiquette and strategy planning on the Les 2 Alpes course (9 holes). A competition is held at the end.
You can also play on the following golf courses:
- Grenoble Bresson – Robert Trent Jones 18-hole course.
- Grenoble Uriage – 9 holes.
- Grenoble St Quentin 18 holes.
- Corrençon en Vercors, 18 holes.
An activity that is accessible to adults and children over 7 years old, 18-hole course (approx. 1hr).
Children’s course: 5 € - Adult course: 6 €
Open from 10am to 7pm.
Pool 25 m x 12 m. Heated, open air .
1 children pool.
Swimming lessons: Information and enrolment at the pool. Open from 2.30pm to 7.30pm
Free entry for 6 day + ski-pass holders and fro children under 5 years.
From 2.30pm to 7pm
Small pool with water jets and with access to the swimming pool. 8 place Jacuzzi.
Bowling Le Strike
Open daily from 5 pm to 2 am. 6 bowling lanes and 8 players per lane maximum (Equipped for the children). 4 billiards, video games and 2 table football.
Bar. 5€ per person and per game before 8.00pm and 7€ after 8.00pm, shoes included.
– a couple open until 4am (Discotheque L’Avalanche)
Tel: +33 4 76 79 75 01
Alpette chair lift. From 10.30 am to 12.15 pm and from 1.30 pm to 7.30 pm (high season times). Night time sessions until 10 pm, 2 to 3 times a week.
2 Rolba-run toboggan runs; one slow and one fast.
Find the enemy base…eliminate your foe… with paint. Hang the flag… run for victory! Fun for all ages! Price: 30 € / 1 free entrance for every 10 paying places. Please contact us regarding groups and ski clubs. From 16yrs.
A 1800m2 outdoor, artificial ice rink.
Open every days except saturday and sunday from 3pm to 7pm and from 8pm to 10pm.
Ice skating lessons: information and booking at the rink.
Beach volley, volleyball, football, tennis, squash courts, grass hockey, paint balling, quad-biking, 9-hole golf course, crazy golf, summer toboggan run, trampoline, horse riding, ice-skating, swimming, water chute, archery, treasure hunts, street hockey, skate-boarding, rollerblading, BMX, basketball, water sports, badminton, karaoke, a bouncy castle area, boat/pedalo rides, fishing…
Contacts for activities in Les Deux Alpes
European Ski School (Summer skiing)
Confident ‘Ciel 00 33 6 07 90 24 54 (Paragliding)
Bureau des Guides des 2 Alpes
00 33 4 76 79 21 21 (Climbing, Glacier hiking, Mountaineering)
Adventure Park 00 33 4 76 11 09 79
Or contact the Tourist Office
Open every day from 10am to 12am and from 3pm to 7pm. Located at the foot of the Champamé slopes, near the Mini-Golf and Dévalkart. Aero-bungee /trampoline.
Children from the age of 2 years can do jumps and somersaults in safety.
Open every day from 2.30pm.
Landing mattress for ski and snowboard jumps. From €2 a jump, degressive rates.
Groups: Please enquire.
Phone: +33 (0)4 76 79 75 03
Open every days from 9am to 3pm.
Before leaving this high-altitude area, set off on an unforgettable excursion: "The White Cruise", a tour of the La Lauze dome (3,568 m) on board a tracked vehicle specially designed for exploring the kingdom of eternal snow. Reservations at the "White Cruise" ticket office: +33 (0)4 76 79 75 03.
All the above information is for information only. For up-to-date info please visit the resort tourist office website
Les Deux Alpes Tourist Office
Tel +33 476 79 22 00
7/7 from 8am to 7pm in season