Whether your idea of walking in the mountains is a gentle ramble or a three-day hike, Alpe d'Huez has something for you. The valley has 143 miles of beautiful, marked hiking trails and 12 lakes within walking distance from the main resort.
To make the most of the higher trails (without the slog!) you can buy a Summer Lift Pass; from this higher elevation, you will be treated to the most spectacular views of the lofty peaks in the Massif des Grandes Rousses and the Ecrins National Park. For the more adventurous, you can take longer hikes into the Ecrins National Park and perhaps stay overnight in a refuge.
If you are thinking of heading out higher into the Alps or tackling something a little more challenging then it is always advisable to chat to the mountain guides in town who will be able to give you more advice or even take you on a trail.
When heading off on a hike or walk it is always best to get as much information about the route as possible, head to the tourist office in town and check the weather forecast to make sure you are being as safe as possible. For all the useful emergency services numbers head to our emergency services page and save the numbers before embarking on your walk or hike in Alpe d'Huez.
You can buy a walking map at the lift pass offices or tourist office when you arrive in resort.