• Sport

The "Barque islands" loop

Fancy a little trip out in the Bonneville area?
This easy, pleasant walk takes you between woods and the banks of the Arve and is great for everyone, both children and grownups alike.

2022: Work is underway from January 2022 to April 2022.

Sport The "Barque islands" loop Bonneville


Departing from Bonneville (74130)
Average length : 02h00
Distance : 8km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Departure: Quai du Parquet or the Foirail car park in Bonneville
Difficulty: easy

Access: In Bonneville, on the right bank, you can park either at the Quai du Parquet car park (close to the Pont de l'Europe) or at the Foirail car park.

If you set off from the Quai du Parquet, you can use the new cycle path from the Pont de l'Europe as far as the new bridge downstream that crosses the Arve (a few meters from the Foirail car park).
From there you will continue alongside the Arve on a fairly wide path from where you can see vegetable gardens. Tour the ponds by one of the paths marked on the map below. Then return as far as the "new" footbridge (only for pedestrians and cyclists) that was on your left on the outward stretch. As you cross the bridge, you can admire the Môle (1863 m) and the Pointe d'Andey (1877 m). Then follow the signs that will take you alongside the Iles de la Barque (little islets in the river), over the fields at Toisinges, before bringing you back to the Bois-Jolivet district and the new bridge, with its safe cycle and pedestrian track.



Signs maked by Conseil Général and SM3A

Further informations

Ground, Grit

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    The Faucigny-Glières Tourist Office has several other hiking itineraries available, suitable for all levels!


    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Adapted to all-terrain strollers

    As part of the hydromorphological restoration work on the Arve which will begin on Monday in the communes of Contamine Info, Mairie de Bonneville and Arenthon, access to the Arve path (much used by pedestrians and cyclists) will be regulated in order to carry out the work under optimum conditions.
    This limited access should be maintained throughout the work, i.e. until 10 April.
    The road will be inaccessible during the week, and unless there are constraints linked to the work, it will remain passable from work, it will remain passable from Friday evening to Monday morning.

    Whichever hike you choose to do, remember to take a rucksack packed with cereal bars, plenty of water, sunglasses, sun cream, a basic first aid kit, as well as suitable clothing according to the season and the weather forecast.

    Period of practice

    All year round.

    • Pets welcome


    Quai du Parquet 74130 Bonneville
    Departing from : Bonneville (74130)
    Latitude : 46.076484 - Longitude : 6.406451
    Information update on 31/01/2022 by Office de Tourisme Faucigny Glières