• Sport

Les grandes baraques de l'Arc - lac de l'étroit. Boucle.

Nice trek with a wonderful view on the lake and the Mont Blanc !

Sport Les grandes baraques de l'Arc - lac de l'étroit. Boucle. Peisey-Nancroix


Departing from Peisey-Nancroix (73210)
Average length : 04h00
Total elevation gain : 841m
Vertical drop : 833m
Distance : 3.7km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

This trek will take you through the "Grandes Baraques" pastures to this tiny lake after 2h30 climbing. The view is great on the Mont Blanc. If you have energy left, you can climb up to the summit of "la Croix Bozon", the view there is even nicer !

Total elevation gain : 841m
Altitude max : 2245m
Vertical drop : 833m

Map references

Carte IGN 3532 ET "Les Arcs La Plagne"

    1 5

    From the Pont Romano in Nancroix (1,430 m) or the Pont Baudin (car park)
    Go to the site of the mine palace (ruin of the foundry) or 200 m downstream towards the salt water. Take the path that climbs to the "montagne de l'Arc", also known as "les grandes baraques" (1,992 m). Wide laces in the forest, then clearings, then mountain pasture. Cross the few houses and continue west. A tough climb in the sun, then a promontory with sinkholes (2,247 m). We go back down to the small lake (2,166 m) and then take the rather steep path downstream from this lake (path known as "des Charentais") which leads back to the Pont romano - Nancroix.
    This loop can be done in the other direction!

    Difficulties: difficult. Crossing of torrents. Steep sections on the way down.


    Free of charge.


    Animals allowed
    Languages of documentation : French

    Animals allowed on a leash only on the path that goes behind the Rosuel mountain hut (no loop possible)

    Period of practice

    From 01/01 to 31/12.

    • Pets welcome


    73210 Peisey-Nancroix
    Departing from : Peisey-Nancroix (73210)
    Latitude : 45.528514 - Longitude : 6.784279

    Departure from the Pont Romano in Nancroix, park at the entrance to the village and walk 10 minutes to the starting point

    Information update on 11/03/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Peisey Vallandry