Temporarily closed due to risk of rockfall – 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 : Temporarily closed due to risk of rockfall – Cascade de la Pisse – Walk

This walk in the valley is ideal for children. The waterfall is a perfect excuse for a cool picnic and to enjoy the various water points during the hot weather. An itinerary that allows you to discover the hidden face of the Romanche plain and the banks of the Vénéon.

Departure : Bourg d'Oisans
Difference in altitude: 50 m
Duration : 3h
Distance : 12 km
Level : easy

IGN Top 25 map n°3335 ET
Topo guide OBP (Oisans au Bout des Pieds), map n°1, trail 657 (available at the tourist office)

In Bourg d'Oisans, go past the Post Office, on your left, towards the church. At the foot of the church, follow the road towards "Venosc" et "Villard-Notre-Dame". At the end of the rue Humbert, follow the road on the left "chemin de St-Claude", and not the road on the right which climbs up to the village of Villard-Notre-Dame (a must-see! but get in the car... The balcony road is narrow and suspended, a typical trip in the Oisans).
For 2 km you will follow a tarmac road, then for a more natural route look out for a path on the right which joins the road a little further on. Once you arrive at the barrier you are at the starting point of the "Voie Verte" also departure point of the canoe or paddle rides on the peaceful river "La Rive" which crosses Bourg-d'Oisans. From here on, you keep the cliff on your righthand side up to the waterfall. You then leave the "Voie Verte" to follow the yellowsign "Cascade de la Pisse" which goes up to the right by a forest path.
Return by the same path, do take a detour to the lake of Buclet and its luminous turquoise blue waters!

The Rive springs are so pure that they could be bottled.

- the park of the Town Hall and its small bucolic pond
- the church and the Museum of Fauna and Minerals
- the "Lac Bleu" lake and its picnic area
- the lake of Buclet
- the "Cascade de la Pisse" waterfall
- the river bed of the Vénéon reminds one of Siberia

En bref

3 h 00

J+ : 80 m

11 km

Level green – easy

Map and GPX marking

Temporarily closed due to risk of rockfall – Cascade de la Pisse – Walk

Getting There


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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