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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

La Ballastière Orchard

Bourg St Maurice, Skate Park

A new concept of orchard to discover and experience while strolling through this beautiful ensemble, located on a hill overlooking the Isère and in the heart of a region where traditional orchard meadows, combining grass and fruit, are still very present.

Level green – easy
9 km 47m D+ 88m D-

Durée : 2h
Altitude moyenne : 772m
Altitude maximum : 813m
Type de parcours : Boucle

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Descriptif

The site combines freshly planted orchards, a nursery, a composting area, a vineyard and an apiary, scattered in a large space where natural elements important to the life of the orchards have been preserved: hedges and natural meadows.

A path punctuated with explanatory panels will allow you to explore the site and the history of the fruit-growing civilization that marked the valley while drawing attention to the remarkable ecosystem of traditional orchards. Numerous rest areas are there to allow you to enjoy the landscapes and taste this vast space, dedicated to the rebirth of the orchards.

Opening period

All year round.

 

Subject to snow 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 »

1/ Departure is from the Bourg Saint MAurice tourist office.

2/ Go around the SNCF building to reach the skate park below.

3/ Continue on the cycle path towards the funicular and the whitewater base.

4/ Pass the canoe/kayak training lake, then 500 meters later, continue along the cycle path.

5/ After 6 km, you will reach the Ballastière orchards.

6/ The return is also via the cycle path.