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