Cascade de la Pisse – Walk



Cascade de la Pisse

Cascade de la Pisse ©Mairie Villard Notre Dame



A quiet and bucolic walk at the foot of the cliff, in the sun in the morning and in the shade in the afternoon. An almost flat itinerary except for the last section which climbs to the waterfall on a forest path.

About : Cascade de la Pisse – Walk

This walk through the valley is ideal for children. The waterfall is a perfect excuse to enjoy a picnic in the cool, and to take advantage of the various watering holes during the hot summer months. An itinerary that reveals the hidden face of the Romanche plain and the banks of the Vénéon.

In Bourg d'Oisans, turn left past the post office towards the church. At the foot of the church, follow the road towards "Venosc" and "Villard-Notre-Dame". At the end of rue Humbert, follow the left-hand road "chemin de St-Claude", not the right-hand road which climbs up to the village of Villard-Notre-Dame (a must-see! but do get in your car... The balcony road is narrow and suspended, a typical Oisans journey).
For 2 km you'll follow a tarmac road, then for a more natural itinerary look out for a path on the right that joins the road a little further on. Once you've reached the sources de la Rive, the starting point for canoe and paddle trips on the peaceful Rive that runs through Bourg-d'Oisans, the itinerary is now pedestrianized... But not just that: you're on the voie verte (hence the tarmac) and so many non-motorized craft share the area with you. From here, you follow the cliff on your right as far as the waterfall. You then leave the voie verte to follow the "Cascade de la Pisse" sign up a path to the right.
Return along the same path, with a detour to Lac de Buclet and its luminous turquoise blue!

- the town hall park and its bucolic pond
- the church and the Museum of Fauna and Minerals
- the blue lake and its picnic area.
- Buclet lake
- the Pisse waterfall
- the vast bed of the Vénéon looks like Siberia

En bref

3 h 00

J+ : 80 m

11 km

Level green – easy

Map and GPX marking

Cascade de la Pisse – Walk

Getting There


  • Pets welcome



  • Average duration of the individual tour: 180 minutes


From 04/01 to 10/31 : open daily.

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Location supplement

Starts from the centre of Bourg d'Oisans: bus stop " office de tourisme" bus line T75, T70, T73, T75, T76, T77