Summer in Oz-en-Oisans

The village of Oz is a great setting for a summer break, whether you want an adrenalin filled time or just to relax in the peace and quiet of the French Alps – take your pick of these activities.

In the Village                                                                                                             Lac Du Verney, below Oz-en-Oisans

  • Swimming pool and spa areaLac du Verney, below Oz-en-Oisans
  • Kamikaze Park – high rope park with zip wires, etc.             
  • Paintballing
  • Climbing wall (Free...but a charge for the equipment)
  • Minigolf (Free)
  • Archery
  • Cinema – usually in French!
  • Tennis (Free)
  • Table Tennis (Free)

Up in the Mountains

  • Mountain Biking
    • Megavalanche is a huge event in July, not to be missed and Oz hosts several other Mountain Bike events each year.

–400km of tracks/trails,

–3500m of vertical decent,

–27 lifts for bikers
  • Road Cycling - Alpe d'Huez is famous for its 21 hairpin bends on the Tour de France, and Oz-en-Oisans organises a weekly climb from Allemond to the village
  • Walks - There are several walks starting from Oz suitable for families, to discover lakes, forests and waterfalls.
  • Hikes in the Grandes Rousses range.
  • Canyoning - from the village below Oz-en-Oisans

In The Surrounding Area

  • Venosc - A very pretty village with narrow cobbled streets, old chalets, gift shops and cafés.
  • Bourg d’Oisans -This is the closest large(ish) town. It has a large supermarket and a lively Saturday Market.
  • Les Deux Alps - Summer skiing on the glacier -Paragliding - Walking
  • St Cristophe en Oisans - A small mountain village towards the top of the same valley with Venosc. There are magnificent views from the village, and good walks and via ferrata.
  • White Water Rafting, Canoeing in the Vénéon river. Have you tried Hydrospeed?
  • Via Ferrata - Via Ferrata is a way of exploring mounteering with fixed ropes and ladders etc,….and open to the inexperienced to experts.
  • Markets –Bourg d’Oisans- Saturday market –Allemont - Monday market (15 June –15 Sept),otherwise Sunday
  • La Grave – explore the glacier with summer walks
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