On Sunday January 16th 2022 will take place the departure of the 8th stage ” Bessans – Bonneval-sur-Arc “ of La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc 2022 presented by Wamine.


Practical information :

  • Start : 11:30am – 12pm (Mass-Start in 3 waves)
  • Starting point : Bessans – Le Carreley
  • Distance : 44km
  • Difference in altitude : 600mD+ / 550mD-
  • Arrival : 1:45pm – 3:35pm
  • Arrival place : Bonneval-sur-Arc – Vieux Pont


How to follow the mushers on the course ?

Place yourself in the heart of the race to observe the mushers and their faithful companions in action.

  • 12:25pm – 1:40pm : Passage to Bonneval-sur-Arc (car access)
  • 1:05pm – 2:05pm : Passage to Villaron (access by snowshoe or on foot)
  • 1:20 pm – 2:45 pm : Passage to Bessans (close to the starting area)


Activities in the village of La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc :

© Romain Tissot



Activities are proposed from 2:30 pm on the departure area to entertain young and old.

L’Odyssée des Espoirs : 10am – 11am

Podium : 1:45pm – 3:35pm




More about the resorts Bessans and Bonneval sur Arc :

Two resorts that will offer you unique sensations. On its vast plateau, Bessans is the ideal resort to welcome the Mass Start. Nestled at the bottom of the valley, Bonneval sur Arc, its streets will be crossed by the carriages to lead them to the hamlet of Ecot at 2000m altitude ! To know more about the resort, click here.


How can I follow the race from home?

📲 Come follow the start live on our social networks (Facebook, Instagram) @GrandeOdyssee from 11:30am.

📍 Follow your favorite mushers with GPS tracking : www.grandeodyssee.com/en/gps-tracking

💻 Tomorrow, follow La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc 2022 on your screens. Many french media are broadcasting this great adventure, find the broadcasting program here.


Health protocol:

For the 18th edition of La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc to take place in the best possible conditions, a valid health pass is required for adults and children over 12 years and 2 months to access the start and finish site of the race.

On these sites, wearing a mask is also mandatory for adults and children from 6 years old during the whole event.


📲 We hope to meet you on one of the stages of this 18th edition of La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc ! To have all the information about today’s stage, go to La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc’s social networks: Facebook and/or Instagram.