Walk to La Duis
Walking back up along the course of the Arc, the Arc’s plain opens up. The ridges of the Mulinet stand vigil while the glaciers illuminate the warmth of July. The flowers blossom, the colours explode and the birds sing. Further on, the people of the land have begun harvesting the hay. Nature is not the only thing you will see; this landscape, these old barns and old chalets originated from the toil and sweat of men.
Before you leave, a little tour around the hamlet of l'Écot!
View over the Hamlet of Ecot
The abandonment of agropastoral activity also affects the habitat. Whether conserved or not by the original families, this built heritage is subject to regulatory measures aimed at preserving its original appearance, in the absence of any occupant to fulfil the role. These measures do not prevent the disappearance of suspended drying balconies for solarium terraced balconies, and the appearance of bays, shutters or double roofs to meet modern standards of comfort.
The hamlet of l'Écot
The flower meadows
The hay barns
Descent of the hay
From the hamlet of Écot, take the pastoral track that continues towards the bottom of the valley, passing between the water intake and the EDF station. Approximately 1 km away, leave the trail that follows the Arc and on the left hand side follow the track alongside the large cairn that first rises gently on the slope before going along the Arc again to the Duis. Follow the opposite way to return.
- Departure : Écot car park, Bonneval-sur-Arc
- Arrival : Écot car park, Bonneval-sur-Arc
- Towns crossed : BONNEVAL-SUR-ARC
Make sure you respect the rules of the car park. Don’t walk in the meadows while they are not mowed.
La Ciamarella<br>73480 Bonneval-sur-Arc,
04 79 05 99 06 / 04 79 05 99 10
Vanoise Information Desk - Termignon
Place Vanoise, 73500 Termignon
04 79 20 51 67
Access and parking
From the Tourist Information Centre in Bonneval-sur-Arc, take the small road leading to Écot.
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