Welcome to our little mountain paradise!

If you're wondering what activities to do in Risoul and its surroundings, we're here to help. With over 25 years of exploring the region, we know the resort and its surroundings like the back of our hand! Whether you're looking for budget-friendly activities, exciting adventures, breathtaking panoramas, or simply a place to relax with your family and friends, you've come to the right place. So, are you ready to immerse yourself in the tranquility of Risoul, where calm reigns and smiles are plentiful?

Activities in Risoul

All-inclusive Pass

If you're staying in the resort for one or more days, consider the All-inclusive Pass because it's really cheap!

You'll get UNLIMITED access to:

  • Chairlifts for pedestrians or mountain bikers (R2-Clos du Vallon, R8-Pré du Bois, and R5-Plate de la Nonne),
  • The Skiseo aqua leisure center,
  • The mini-golf course in the resort,
  • Self-guided orientation course maps.

BONUS: You'll also get free rides on the rail sled and many discounts from pass partners.

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Hiking / Mountain Biking

Chairlifts in Risoul 1850

3 chairlifts are open in summer, giving you access to mountain biking trails and numerous hiking trails: chairlifts Clos du Vallon, Pré du Bois, and Plate de la Nonne. You can take your bike with you too ;).

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Hiking

Whether you're alone, with family, or friends, you can choose from a range of hiking routes tailored to your level. The Risoul Rando Park offers over 10 thematic trails that will take you to enchanting landscapes, exceptional fauna and flora, and remarkable heritage. From forest roads to shaded trails to more family-friendly routes, each itinerary will allow you to enjoy magnificent views. The various viewpoints are accessible via the Risoul Rando Park trails or chairlifts.

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Mountain Biking and Electric Bikes

17 varied routes stretch over more than 200 kilometers. From beginner to advanced cyclists, everyone can find a suitable route for their level. The trails also offer breathtaking panoramas, showcasing exceptionally beautiful natural sites.

Electric bike rental: Is mountain biking too much for you? Consider an electric bike that will give you the extra boost needed on steeper climbs!

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Orienteering Courses

Orienteering Course - © Risoul 1850 Tourist Office

Whether you're with family or friends, hiking or in sport mode, come and discover the ultimate natural sport. The courses are fun and accessible to everyone with little elevation gain (maximum 150m). Depending on the courses, plan between 2 hours and half a day. Compass-free courses.

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Skiseo Aquatic Center

SKISEO - Aquatic & Relaxation Center - SUMMER - © Risoul 1850 Tourist Office

The aquatic area offers you a 200m2 heated outdoor pool, a hammam and a solarium, as well as aquagym classes. The perfect relaxation break after a challenging hike ;)!

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Mini Golf

Discover mountain mini golf! A perfect activity to enjoy with family or friends, combining fun with nature. A real challenge for all ages!

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Luge Dévale

Rail sled - Luge Dévale in Risoul 1850 - © Risoul 1850 Tourist Office

Ready for adventure? Discover Luge Dévale, an exhilarating experience where you are securely seated in a sled fixed to a double rail. Off you go! Whether solo or duo, you embark on a dizzying descent at speeds exceeding 30 km/h! This activity, suitable for all from 3 years old, takes place in complete safety, and moreover, you control your own speed. Head to the resort's snow front to try Luge Dévale and experience thrilling sensations!

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Archery / Crochet / Rifle Shooting

Become the new Robin Hood of Risoul! Discover archery in a playful way with games and team competitions, all in a friendly atmosphere. Supervised by a specialized sports educator, you can practice this activity safely in a dedicated space.

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Cinema

Cinema de la Forêt Blanche - © Cinema de la Forêt Blanche

The cinema, located just above the Tourist Office, welcomes you with two comfortable rooms, one with 100 seats and the other with 200 seats, both equipped with Dolby technology for 2D and 3D screenings. Enjoy the candy and drinks counter to enhance your session with a sweet treat!

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Play Zone - Bar - Bowling - Games

Playzone, bowling, games - Risoul - © Playzone

Come have a blast in a unique game space in Risoul! Relax in the large cozy bar, try to beat your friends or family on the 6 mini-bowling lanes or challenge them in the Arcade zone. Fun and laughter guaranteed!

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Giant Zipline

Giant Zipline Risoul - © Risoul 1850 Tourist Office

Soar over the ski area with the giant zipline! Enjoy 700 meters of thrills for everyone, right in the heart of the Risoul La Forêt Blanche domain. Maximum adrenaline awaits you!

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Tree Climbing Adventure Park

Tree climbing course - © Risoul 1850 Tourist Office

Ready to play monkeys in the trees? Come defy gravity with tree climbing! Designed for all ages, test your balance skills while having fun. Suspense, laughter, and thrills guaranteed!

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Paragliding

Experience the ultimate adventure in paragliding! Fly over the magnificent mountain landscapes and feel total freedom. An unforgettable experience that will make you touch the sky. Discover Risoul in a unique and spectacular way!

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Petanque

Petanque field in front of Léo Lagrange in Risoul 1850 - © Risoul 1850 Tourist Office

Feel like playing petanque at altitude? Come challenge the jack in the heart of the Alps! Pleasant surroundings, friends, and guaranteed laughs. Fun and relaxation assured, even if you miss the jack!

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Table Tennis

Ping-pong in Risoul 1850 - © Risoul 1850 Tourist Office

Want to hit some balls at high altitude? Come play tennis in Risoul! Exchange forehands and laughs with a breathtaking view! Youth camps and singles and doubles tournaments organized every week.

The Pré du Laus Lake

The Pré du Laus Lake - © Risoul 1850 Tourist Office

Surrounded by a forest of larches, the Pré du Laus Lake is an ideal destination for walking or mountain biking, and perfect for picnics. Accessible after a 45-minute hike on a forest road, it's a must-see spot in Risoul in the summer, because it’s beautiful and refreshingly cool!

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Activities Around Risoul

Risoul is a bit small for you, and you want to take some little trips around the region? Whether you are looking for thrills or a quiet place to relax, you are spoiled for choice! Here’s a glimpse of possible destinations less than an hour's drive from the Risoul resort.

Eygliers Lake

An idyllic lake with a leisure base to enjoy the sun, horseback riding, and fishing for enthusiasts, not to mention the many hikes that will take you from the Écrins to the Queyras, discovering springs and lakes.

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Serre-Ponçon Lake

Serre-Ponçon Lake | Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Tourism - © provence-alpes-cotedazur

The Serre-Ponçon Lake, with its 2800 hectares, is the largest artificial lake in France, and one of the largest earthen dams in Europe, holding more than one billion cubic meters of water, or 1000 billion liters! The Serre-Ponçon valley enjoys exceptional sunshine, regularly reaching 300 days a year, giving it an almost exotic atmosphere. Thanks to controlled real estate expansion, nature is omnipresent, and the steep banks have retained their wild appearance. Of the 90 km of lake shores, only 13 km are developed and dedicated to tourism.

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Embrun Aquapark

Embrun Aquapark - © Le Naturographe

The Embrun Aquapark, the largest inflatable water park in Serre-Ponçon, is located at the Embrun lake leisure base. Enough to keep you busy for a memorable day, with family, friends, or for a special event: bachelor/bachelorette party, birthday... Guaranteed laughs and fun!

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The Hot Springs of Plan de Phazy

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Located at an altitude of 900 meters, and shared between the municipalities of Risoul and Guillestre, the natural hot springs of Plan de Phazy are a must-visit destination during your stay in Risoul. A peaceful place, free and accessible all year round. So, fancy a little swim?

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The Fortified Village of Mont-Dauphin

The Fortified Village of Mont-Dauphin © Fortified Village of Mont-Dauphin

Located at the foot of the Risoul resort, the fortified village of Mont-Dauphin is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, thanks to its Vauban-style fortifications. A visit in an extraordinary setting not to be missed.

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Écrins National Park

Lauvitel Lake © Les 2 Alpes 3600

Our favorite spot around Risoul. Escape and discover unspoiled nature! Explore one of the many hiking trails, try white water sports on the Vénéon, a glacial torrent with turquoise waters, or stroll through the charming streets of the mountain villages.

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Queyras Valley Natural Park

Risoul is located at the gates of the Queyras Valley. A region of free and colorful lands, dotted with high mountain landscapes and many villages, among the most beautiful and highest in the Alps. A place where one can fully experience the emotions and encounters offered by this majestic mountain. Also not to be missed: a visit to the Queyras castle!

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