L'Ecot return by Alouettes path

An easy hike visiting the small hamlet of Ecot with its typical examples of traditional Haute-Maurienne architecture.

L'Ecot return by Alouettes path Bonneval-sur-Arc


Departing from Bonneval-sur-Arc (73480)
Average length : 02h30
Distance : 8km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

From the car park in the upper part of Tralenta hamlet, take the path which follows the right bank of the River Arc between birch trees and rocks to the hamlet of Ecot. Cross the hamlet, head back downhill towards the car park, cross the bridge over the Arc, then climb again on the track towards the Criou chalet.
Go down the side of the chalet and take the Chemin des Alouettes on the right. This leads to the bridge on the Ecot road, below the village.
Return variant: follow the track to the Criou chalet and go back down to the left, towards the chairlift booth, then take the Chemin des Oiseaux to enjoy a beautiful bird's-eye view of the village.
Caution is required on the variant which includes a vertiginous section.

Total elevation gain : 280m
Altitude max : 2072m

Further informations

Rock, Stone, Ground


Free access.


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

Period of practice

From 15/06 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

  • Pets welcome


Office de Tourisme 73480 Bonneval-sur-Arc
Departing from : Bonneval-sur-Arc (73480)
Latitude : 45.373905 - Longitude : 7.052711
Near shuttle stop

More informations

Information update on 06/05/2021 by Communauté de communes Haute Maurienne Vanoise