A very easy, picturesque itinerary with some woodland and a chance to make a detour via the lakes of Bessans where the Ludilacs outdoor activities centre can be found in summer: lifeguarded bathing, refreshments, paddleboard and canoe rentals, picnic tables, barbecue and volleyball pitch.

Map and points of interest

Let's go


Take the ski-lift bridge then turn left onto the GR5 hiking trail and continue to the old hamlet of "La Chalp". Cross the D902 road and walk along it for 50 metres towards Bessans. Take the mountain-bike track on the right, cross the bridge over the River Arc, and return via the Chemin du Petit Bonheur, which is the path on your left. Cross the Ribon stream, then the D902 road before reaching the village.

Period of opening

From 01/05 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


  • Marked route Marked
  • Itinerary type Loop
  • Nature of the terrain Ground Grit Suitable for all terrain strollers Not suitable for strollers

Equipment & services

  • Pets welcome


Free access.

Plus d'infos

Municipality : Bessans
Adress :
Place de la Mairie


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Itinerary overview

  • Difficulty
    Difficulty Walkers/hikers
  • Positive elevation
    Positive elevation 100 m
  • Distance
    Distance 8 km
  • Negative elevation
    Negative elevation 100 m
  • Maximum altitude
    Maximum altitude 1767
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