This green route will take you to discover the old district of Bessans, between the Town Hall and the Arc, which has preserved a large number of old houses with their slate roofs and private oratories.

Sport Snowshoe itinerary La Découverte Bessans


Departing from Bessans (73480)
Average length : 01h15
Total elevation gain : 35m
Distance : 3.8km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

This district of old houses was spared in 1944 during the fire of Bessans by the Germans then during the flood of 1957.

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 to reach the field. Cross the undergrowth twice then walk through the vast open space of Glaires du Vallon to reach the village. At the crossroads, at the edge of the Arc, follow this watercourse on the left bank to the end of the houses. Turn left into rue de l'llette and walk on the road to the D902. From there, turn left towards the center of Bessans. At the Tourist Office, turn right onto rue de la Plan Fenette then turn left to reach the Church and the Chapel of St-Antoine. Go along the cemetery and continue in the direction of Carreley to reach 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 : 45.322777 - Longitude : 7.001233
On : Bonneval-sur-Arc (73480), Bessans (73480)
Information update on 15/02/2023 by Haute Maurienne Vanoise Tourisme