• Sport

Lavesse Trail

Breathe in deeply as you follow a shaded trail adorned with larch trees. Overlooking the Bessan plain, it's a popular place to go when you want to cool off. Take a look at the intriguing international biathlon site and then head to the forest!

Sport Lavesse Trail Bessans


Departing from Bessans (73480)
Average length : 01h20
Total elevation gain : 290m
Vertical drop : 290m
Distance : 8km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

This hike takes you through part of the cross-country skiing area, so popular during the winter season. The world's top biathletes challenge each other on this site all year round... but now, enough daydreaming! *Get motivated and go find the abundant Avérole torrent: as the locals would say "abadez-vous"! The left bank will guide you on a brief adventure into the valley of the same name. At a bend in the road, you come across the beautifully restored hamlet of La Goulaz where the past seems to come back to life. What a surprise in the distance! What's the majestic glacier that just appeared? Her Majesty, the Charbonnel, silently reigns over the land, peaking at 3,752 metres. A mere glimpse leaves you breathless as you venture further on this occasionally uneven slope. In spring, the larch dresses up in shades of intense pink: a jaw-dropping sight! Their new cones bloom in record time, as this evergreen is the only species that entirely renews itself every year. In the summer, they've got a colossal task on their hands!


Free access.


Animals allowed
Languages of documentation : French
Not adapted to strollers

1/ How is trail running time calculated?
Trail times are calculated on the basis of reference paces for a regular runner who practices running on average 1 or 2 times a week.
600m/h ascent in altitude
900m/h ascent on descent
9km/h on the flat

2/ Using GPX tracks
As hazards may occur at any time on the routes, the GPX tracks provided are not contractual. They are given for information only. Riders use them at their own risk, depending on their level of technological proficiency and their understanding of the terrain.

Period of practice

From 15/06 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

  • Pets welcome
  • Parking nearby


Place de la Mairie 73480 Bessans
Departing from : Bessans (73480)
Latitude : 45.320538 - Longitude : 6.99351

By bus - Line S53 - Maire/Poste stop
By car: park in the parking lot in front of the town hall.

Information update on 05/06/2024 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise