The spaces of the great north, with the added bonus of steep slopes! At the foot of the glaciers that culminate, the valley, welcoming. In the heart of this nature, the high plateau, traced all winter, dotted with hamlets makes Bessans a real bubble of oxygen. The station will host La Grande Odyssée VVF during stage 7A on Saturday, January 14, 2023.

Through this article, travel to the heart of Bessans.


Bessans the Nordic capital of the Alps



Bessans has been awarded the Nordic France label and is a reference among Nordic destinations. Located on a high plateau at an altitude of 1750 meters, the “Nordic capital of the Alps” has 133 km of groomed trails and an international biathlon stadium. It hosts major events and offers a wide range of Nordic activities. These are all great assets for a stay in the Great North atmosphere, warmed by an authentic and cosy lifestyle.

On skis, on foot or with snowshoes, this vast high altitude plateau is both technical, pleasant and perfectly equipped, and will delight you with its change of scenery and natural majesty. Go through the alleys to discover fascinating stories, unusual anecdotes and little secrets that have made the resort of Bessans a popular and magical place with its famous legend of the devil.



Outdoor activities also invite you to contemplate the landscapes and the winter atmosphere. Snowshoeing, ice climbing, moonBikes, dog sledding, … all the elements and all altitudes are at your disposal!

I discover Bessans

See you on January 14th, for the 7A stage of the 19th edition of La Grande Odyssée VVF 2023 !