Les Orres resort

A short walk of 30 min to discover the resort of Les Orres in the Hautes-Alpes

This walk connects the resort of Les Orres 1650 (the centre of the station) to the resort of Les Orres1800 (Bois Méan) by a pleasant footpath. Of course 1650 and 1800 refer to the elevation. There is nothing really difficult, the road is always tarred. You come back by the same path. If you wish you can continue walking along the many footpaths of the resort.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 1 h.

The entrance to the Orres 1650 station

The entrance to the Orres 1650 station
Les Orres 1650 is the older of the two resorts, construction began in the 1970s. Its rather remarkable architecture received the label "20th century heritage" in 2007.

Restaurants

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Restaurants
As in many ski resorts, the buildings are built around a central square where most of the restaurants are located.

The Orres 1650

The Orres 1650

Mountain biking at Orres 1650

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Mountain biking at Orres 1650
Les Orres resort has developped the mountain biking during the summer. Routes are dedicated to mountain bikers from the Pic Vert and Prelongis chairlifts. Fortunately most of the time mountain bikers and hikers do not share the same paths.

The bike park

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The bike park
Mountain bike enthusiasts will find everything they need to wash and maintain their mountain bikes at the foot of the Prélongis chairlift right next to the centre of the resort. The bike park of Les Orres is composed of 13 downhill tracks with different levels of difficulty.

The ascent to the Orres 1800

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The ascent to the Orres 1800
There is no problem to find the footpath that connects the two stations.

The road.

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The road.
You walk on a road that is only open to residents for a few meters.

The pedestrian path

The pedestrian path
You then walk on a paved road reserved for pedestrians. The path passes over a small stream.

The bridge

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The bridge
You cross a small bridge just before the arrival at the Orres 1800.

The view of the surrounding area

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The view of the surrounding area
Beautiful view of the surrounding mountains

The center of the Orres 1800

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The center of the Orres 1800
Les Orres 1800 resort is smaller than Les Orres 1650 resort, it is also much more recent as the construction of the resort has started in 2006. You can find all the restaurants around a central square.

The main street

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The main street
There is only one street in the Orres 1800 station and there are very few shops. The Orres resort is the starting point for many beautiful hikes in the mountains.
Departure point (Google Maps)

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