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Strolls & hikes in Les Arcs

From family strolls to energetic hikes, les Arcs’ summer area offers more than 200 km of walking trails with 6,700m of cumulated gross ascent. Truly somewhere for exploring the great outdoors with something for everyone …

Walking alone is a chance to dream and admire the scenery while enjoying the silence offered by wide open spaces.

Walking in a group becomes a moment for sharing and conversation. You can be accompanied by professionals who will be there to offer advice and show you our area and its hidden treasures.

When choosing the route which suits you best, you must take account of the weather, your physical fitness and, of course, your wishes. Take the time to gather information to discover all the opportunities on offer to you.

The free walking map will show you the routes in the les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry, Villaroger and Bourg Saint Maurice sector. Also available to you is an IGN (UK= Ordonnance Survey) 1/35th scale map and the topographical map with more than de 60 marked routes on the les Arcs-Bourg Saint Maurice slope and the versant du Soleil. On sale in Tourist Offices.

Nos itinéraires de balades & randonnées

Arc 1950/2000 towards the Lake Trail

Arc 2000, Place Olympique

Peace and cool of the mountain lakes.

Level red – hard
3.18 km 324m D+

Durée : 2h
Altitude moyenne : 2430m
Altitude maximum : 2565m
Type de parcours :

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Descriptif

Start close to the Lac de Saint Jacques and follow the les lacs footpath.
It is possible to take the Aiguille Rouge cable car by taking footpaths 16 then 21.Walk with ascent/descent, mixed terrain sometimes uneven. For experienced walkers.
Experienced trail walker.

Opening period

From 01/06 to 01/11.

 

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Balisage

L'itinéraire est balisé.

Précisions balisage

The trail is indicated by yellow signs with a green inscription.

You can also find yellow rectangles painted on stones or ponds.

Descriptif « pas à pas »

From Place Olympique, take the path towards the Chalet de l'Arc and the small Chapelle St Jacques. Take the marked path “Sentier des Lacs” which passes under the St Jacques chairlift and provides access to the lake of the same name. Then go back up under the Varet gondola and continue along the mountainside towards a small flat area overlooking Lac de l'Homme. Continue straight ahead. The path on the right goes down to Lac Marlou. Then take the path on the left which leads to Lac des Moutons.


Return by the same route.


For a day trip, you can go to the Mont Pourri refuge.