Descent track no. 2: La Draille

Descent track no. 2: La Draille

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Technical, short-distance track.
Link trail between the top of the Les Prés chairlift and the 1600 resort. After a short distance pedalling, a fast section with a series of banked bends, jumps and a step-up.

1 point of interest

  • Architecture

    The architecture of La Voile in Puy-Saint-Vincent 1600

    The construction of this large building complex, the highest part of which is known as « La Voile »(the sail), was started in 1973 by a team of investors responsible for developing the 1600 ski resort. Designed by the Grenoble-based architect, Michel Ludmer of the Les 3A firm of architects, this tiered construction hugs the slopes with its silhouette, its soaring design structured around a mast, like the sail of a yacht sailing in a sea of snow. La Voile was inspired by iconic buildings in other tourist resorts, like the « Paquebot des Neiges » (the snow liner) in La Plagne and the « La Grande Pyramide » (great pyramid) in La Grande-Motte. Although still misunderstood, this architecture which presents numerous advantages (like restricting the use of space) might well merit a « Twentieth Century Heritage » label.


Altimetric profile

Sensitive areas

Along your trek, you will go through sensitive areas related to the presence of a specific species or environment. In these areas, an appropriate behaviour allows to contribute to their preservation. For detailed information, specific forms are accessible for each area.

Golden eagle

Impacted practices:
Aerial, , Vertical
Sensitivity periods:
Parc National des Écrins
Julien Charron


Take the Les Prés chairlift to the 1400 resort to reach the starting point of the descent (there is a charge)

Les Prés chairlift open from 7 July to 30 August, 9.30am to 16.45pm (subject to change) 

Safety: Helmet obligatory; back protector, knee pads and gloves are strongly recommended.

Regulations: Mountain biking in the Bike Park is regulated by Municipal Order no. 2019.17

Rescue services contact details: Secours Montagne (Mountain Rescue): +33 (0)4 92 22 22 22 or 112 and give the name and number of the marker and the nature of the injuries

Take your litter home

Do not take shortcuts across pastureland
Herd protection dogs

In mountain pastures, protection dogs are there to protect the herds from predators (wolves, etc.).

When I hike I adapt my behavior by going around the herd and pausing for the dog to identify me.

Find out more about the actions to adopt with the article "Protection dogs: a context and actions to adopt".
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Information desks

Vallouise Park house

, 05290 Vallouise 92 23 58 08

Information, documentation, models, exhibitions, screenings, product sales and works of the Park. Guided tours for school, reservation required. The new Park House opened in Vallouise since June 1, and offers visitors an interactive permanent exhibition inviting to explore the area and its heritage. A temporary exhibition space will allow a renewed offer. Finally, the device is completed by an audiovisual room to organize screenings and conferences Free admission. All animations of the Park are free unless otherwise stated.

Find out more

Les Alberts, 05290 Puy Saint Vincent 1400 m 92 23 35 80


Public transport >>
Consider car-sharing >>

For more information, ask at the Tourist Information Office nearest to the trail starting point >>

Access and parking

8.5 km from L'Argentière-la-Bessée, take the D994E and then the D4.

Parking :

Car park at the Puy Saint-Vincent 1400 resort

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