Certified Nordic France, Bessans is 120 km of groomed trails that will take you to the heart of a high plateau that has nothing to envy to the Big North: pristine valleys, glaciers and peaks culminating at over 3000 m altitude !


Pedestrians and snowshoes:
-4 pedestrian paths
-2 snowshoe routes
-2 multi-activity routes towards the resorts of Val Cenis and Bonneval sur Arc
-Tracks and routes marked with purple markers.

A major biathlon site, Bessans welcomes French and foreign teams throughout the year, for training or competitions. Do you want to take a closer look at the discipline? During a 100% biathlon stay, discover skating techniques and try your hand at rifle shooting at 10 m, then at 50 m to compete against the older ones! Also discover our 21.3 km marathon route.

Période d'ouverture

From 01/11/2024 to 06/04/2025.

Subject to snow conditions.

Équipements & Services

  • Covered picnic area
  • Public WC
  • Car park
  • Defibrillator
  • Free car park
  • First aid station
  • Snowfarming


Adult 1/2 day: 9.50 €
Adult day: 12 €
Adult week: 60 €
Child 1/2 day : 4 to 6 €
Child day : 5 to 7.50 €
Child week : 24 to 38 €.

Free entry for children < 5 years, people > 74.
Child entry valid for 5 - 15 years.

Offered with your 6 day pass and more :
- 1 day of skiing in each resort of the Haute Maurienne Vanoise area (Valfréjus, La Norma, Aussois, Val Cenis, Bonneval sur Arc),
- Unlimited access to the Nordic areas of Haute Maurienne Vanoise,.

Langues parlées

  • English English
  • French French
  • Italian Italian
  • Dutch Dutch




Motorway A43 towards Turin (Fréjus tunnel, Italy), exit n°30 - Modane, Haute Maurienne, then departmental road 1006 (ex-RN6).
Cross Modane then Val Cenis. Continue towards Bessans and Bonneval sur Arc.
Bessans is 37 km away from Modane.
Regular bus service from Modane bus station and SNCF.

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