This is a magnificent ride during which you can wander from lake from lake, with a series of stunning views over the surrounding valleys and mountains. You can either stay on wide tracks or return on a single-track path. It's up to you.
From Alpe d'Huez resort, take the road to the top of the resort and follow signs for Lac Besson. At the "Plages des Neiges" restaurant and then take the track to the right that goes under the station of the first leg of the cable car and take the track along the cliffs. Carry on along this track to l'Alpette and the middle station of the Vaujany cable car. You can then either return on the same track or take the XC no.11 track that goes up and down along the lakes (Carrelet, Faucille, Besson and Noir). Take care as the path may get tricky depending on which of the many options you take, but make sure you stay on the waymarked trail. You then return via the Lac Besson road.
Refreshments and restaurants during the ride: restaurants on the Lac Besson road and next to the lake.
The magnificent scenery and views.
The Musée d'Huez et de l'Oisans museum. The Palais des Sports.
Summer market: Friday mornings in Alpe d'Huez in front of the Tourist Office.