The hamlets of La Grave
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. 19 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
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.
From 05/01 to 10/31 : open daily.
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Eglise de Saint-Arey
Saint Arey was the Bishop of Gap between 579 and 614. Born into a noble Gallo-Roman family, he was ordained priest, and then Bishop of Grenoble, before continuing his vocation in the Triève and in Gap. Documents proving existence of the church date back to at least 1096.
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Barrage du Chambon
The Chambon dam was built between 1929 and 1935. In 1918, the industrialist Henri Frédet discovered the potential of this narrow, 75m long section of the Romanche river. It proved to be the ideal location for regulating the flow of the river.