Bonneval-sur-Arc Photo gallery

This stunning mountain trail offers amazing views of the Albaron, Vallonnet and Evettes glaciers, their reflections mirrored in the surrounding mountain lakes. The shades of blue, from azure to turquoise, are always surprising.


As you make your way along the path through the high-altitude meadows,
you'll come across alpine chalets with unique shapes. These chalets are
designed to withstand avalanches, with some being semi-buried or protected
by a "tourne," which is a stone prow. Amid the glaciers of Albaron, Vallonnet,
and Evettes, you make your way along this breathtaking trail that overlooks
the Sources de l'Arc cirque. You pass a number of lakes and the views never
cease to amaze you. Azures and turquoises unfold before your eyes, in a
stunning parade of shades of blue. A few chamois can be seen in the distance.
You get to the refuge, see how perfectly it blends into the rugged background
of the mountains. Check out the view of the lakes from above. It feels like
you're at the end of the world! This is a dream opportunity to spend a night
under the stars and the crystalline sky of the high-altitude mountains. Make
a wish for every shooting star!
On your way down, take some time to visit the hamlet of l'Écot and Bonneval-sur-Arc. Isn't that Sebastian who running down an alley, followed by his
faithful Belle?

Period of opening

From 15/05 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Equipment & services

  • Parking nearby


Free access.


Non accepted


By bus: Line 4 - Pont de l'Ouilletta stop

Let's go

Itinerary overview

  • Difficulty
    Difficulty Walkers/hikers
  • Positive elevation
    Positive elevation 570 m
  • Distance
    Distance 22.2 km
  • Negative elevation
    Negative elevation 570 m
  • Maximum altitude
    Maximum altitude 2760
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