Alpages du Vallon

An itinerary in the heart of Vanoise National Park, a panoramic view of the glaciers, and a discovery of pastoral farming.

Alpages du Vallon Bessans


Departing from Bessans (73480)
Average length : 04h00
Distance : 9km
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

Leave Bessans via the ski-lift bridge, then turn right onto the GR5, the great hiking trail that climbs to the Pont du Vallon bridge and the Alpine chalets.
Return via the same path.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 560m
Altitude max : 2268m
Vertical drop : 560m

Map references

Map and booklet "Balades et Randonnées Haute Maurienne Vanoise" (sold for 4 € in the Tourist Office)

Topoguides references

Blue Itinerary n°79

Further informations

Rock, Stone, Ground


Free access.


Animals not allowed
Languages spoken : French
Languages of documentation : French
Not adapted to strollers

Period of practice

From 19/06 to 30/09.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


Place de la Mairie 73480 Bessans
Departing from : Bessans (73480)
Latitude : 45.320712 - Longitude : 6.993719
Near shuttle stop

More informations

Information update on 22/04/2022 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise