This blue itinerary will lead you to discover the surroundings of Bessans, which you will go around, its lakes, its plains and the Arc river...

Sport Les Moulins Snowshoeing Route Bessans


Departing from Bessans (73480)
Average length : 02h30
Total elevation gain : 55m
Distance : 7.5km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

The name Arc would come from “ar” which would mean “valley in the form of a plain”. This tributary of the Isère has its source at 2770 m at the foot of the former Trois Becs glacier and at Lac des
Lower springs, close to the Franco-Italian border.
With a length of 128 km, and thanks to steep slopes, the Arc has been exploited by many industrialists, in particular for hydroelectricity.

From the car park, opposite the Espace sportif Le Carreley, turn left and join the starting panel for the pedestrian, snowshoe and fatbike routes. The route runs along the D902. Turn left and cross the road. Walk between open and wooded spaces and reach the alpine domain. Go along the Arc on the right bank. Cross over the bridge and follow the route in the open field, cross the D902a road and reach the houses, passing next to the St-Claude Chapel. Climb the small hill and reach the Chapelle St-Antoine. From there follow the route that joins the starting point.


Free access.


Animals allowed
Languages spoken : French
Languages of documentation : French

Period of practice

From 01/12 to 30/04.

Subject to snow conditions.

  • Pets welcome


Le Carreley 73480 Bessans
Departing from : Bessans (73480)
Latitude : 45.322502 - Longitude : 7.001786
On : Bonneval-sur-Arc (73480), Bessans (73480)
Information update on 15/02/2023 by Haute Maurienne Vanoise Tourisme