Half in the shade, half in the sun, here are a few miles of easy walking that'll leave you free to look around at your leisure. At over 1,700 metres above sea level, take an invigorating stroll that'll plunge you deep into the mystery of waterfalls.

Carte & Points d’intérêt

J'y vais


Are you ready to faithfully follow the Arc river?
On your way along the Chemin du Petit Bonheur, you're sure to want to stop
for a family picnic. Get yourself comfortably settled at a banquet table... It
seems to have been waiting for your "gnia"* to stop here for a feast.
Under the watchful eye of the imposing Tierce peak, you continue your
journey through the heart of the meadows. Can you see its chapel, perched
at 2,973 meters?
And, with your gaze forever glued to the landscape, it takes just a few seconds
before you spot the breathtaking waterfalls on the south side. Unrestrained,
they cascade down from the glaciers of Vallonbrun and Gefret at the heart
of the Vanoise National Park. In early summer, you won't be able to take
your eyes away from the sight.
Then, in the forest of Chantelouve, you might come across some squirrels,
fearful at the passage of adventurous mountain bikers.
Before you get to the village, Le Ribon invites you to new hikes. Next time,
that's a promise…

Période d'ouverture

From 01/05 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


  • Balisage BALISE
  • Type d'itinéraire BOUCLE
  • Passage délicat No pedestrian crossing or sidewalk on the bridge that crosses the Arc: be careful...
  • Nature du terrain Ground Grit Suitable for all terrain strollers Not suitable for strollers

Équipements & Services

  • Pets welcome


Free access.

Plus d'infos

Commune : Bessans
Adresse :
Place de la Mairie


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L’itinéraire en bref

  • Difficulté
    Difficulté Walkers/hikers
  • Dénivelé positif
    Dénivelé positif 100 m
  • Distance
    Distance 8 km
  • Altitude max.
    Altitude max. 1770
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