HIKING or trail running ? The choice is yours !

Les Arcs offers more than 200 km of marked paths in summer

In summer, the Les Arcs ski area offers more than 200 km of marked routes in the high mountains. Trails with unique panoramas as far as the eye can see for mountain running or hiking, totalling 6700m of cumulative vertical drop. 

So why not try trail running this summer? This mountain run is supervised by professionals in order to progressively evolve on trails adapted to your level. Accessible to all, whether you are a Sunday runner or a seasoned athlete, trail running combines training and discovering exceptional landscapes. 

At any time of the day, the trail allows the greatest number of people to discover the vast domain of Les Arcs, in Savoie. Breathtaking views of Mont Blanc and the Haute-Tarentaise valley are sure to make your summer holidays unforgettable. 

A summer hiking holiday in Arc 1950 is the assurance of combining mountain sports and exceptional holidays in the unique setting of a 5* mountain village.

Discover now what a hiking and trail holiday in the mountains in Arc 1950 is like!

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Unique landscapes for an unforgettable summer mountain holiday

In summer, the mountains around Arc 1950 Le Village offer you endless hiking trails. 

From family-friendly itineraries to trails dedicated to experienced hikers, not forgetting trail enthusiasts, there is something for everyone to enjoy and take a deep breath of fresh air and exceptional alpine landscapes. The Savoie region, and in particular the Les Arcs area, promises unique hiking trails to give you a thrill on the summits.

If the Aiguille Rouge, the highest point in the resort, is well-known in winter for its legendary ski slope which descends  2000m, in summer it provides an exceptional view of the Alpine summits that awaits at the top of the unforgettable cable car trip to get there.

It takes just a few minutes to get to the glacier perched at 3226m in the emblematic Aiguille Rouge cable car. Spend a day breathing in some refreshing alpine air with friends, family or solo up amongst some alpine peaks.

As the crow flies, the giants which surround the area of les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry seem almost within reach. It’s possible to get even closer by taking the Aiguille Rouge panoramic walkway and from there to enjoy the 360°  view over the peaks of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps. Among the most prestigious : Mont Blanc (4809m), le Grand Paradis (4061m), Mont Turia (3650m).
A highlight for anyone looking to feel the majestic beauty of nature. 

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The Vanoise National Park, a park like no other

Closely linked to the resort of Les Arcs / Peisey-Vallandry, the Vanoise National Park, extending over 5 hectares, is an invitation to escape from it all and discover and admire the multitude of flora and fauna to be found in their natural habitat.

Over 120 species of nesting birds, 1800 alpine ibex (the biggest colony in France), 4000 chamois (mountain deer), a variety of different amphibians, and a few species particularly associated with the site like the bearded vulture, who’ve made their home on the cliffs of Peisey-Vallandry since 2003.

The signposted walks of the Vanoise National Park allow the walker to discover these protected places. They are accessible to all and give the perfect opportunity to reconnect to nature with the whole family.


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The mountains in summer, in Les Arcs, to rediscover hiking

In summer, walkers can use the 11 lifts to access 35 signposted routes of differing degrees of difficulty. There are a variety of signposted walks, from those suited to the whole family to bigger hikes in middle or high mountains, taking from 30 minutes to 5 hours long.

Getting up to the summit of the Aiguille Rouge at 3226m high, is an unmissable trip. It’s reached by cable car, and once there offers an incredible 360° view of the Alpine mountain ranges, the ‘les Hauts de Villaroger’ National Nature Reserve and the Vanoise National Park.

If you want someone to guide you on your mountain hike, choose Evolution 2. Professionals who are passionate about the Savoie region and sports at altitude are available for full-day or half-day hikes.


  •      . 13 free WIFI hotspots
  •      . The Paradiski Yuge mobile app with all the information you need about lift times and local shops and services at your fingertips, in real time
  •      . 4 bike washes : Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Arc 1600, Arc 1800, Arc 1950 
  •      . Viewing binoculars at the top of the Aiguille Rouge
  •      . 3 panoramic maps throughout the resort

A mountain guide for all your projects

If you dream of admiring the sunrise over the Mont-Blanc massif or trying alpinism or trail running with someone to supervise you, come to Evolution 2. The mountain guides’ office in Arc 1950, Le Village offers these activities with supervision by high mountain professionals.

Contact Evolution 2contact@spirit1950.com - tel : 04 79 04 25 72 

A whole range of panoramic terraces

The Varet panoramic terrace (2730m)
Le Panorama de Carreley (2380m)
Le Belvédère de Comborcière (2310m)
The Aiguille Rouge, a journey out of this era

The area’s highest panoramic terrace at over 2700m altitude, situated at the Varet’s arrival station. Visitors can enjoy a stunning view over the surrounding alpine summits, for an experience at one with nature. A guaranteed favorite!

Before embarking for the peak of the les Arcs / Peisey-Vallandry area, the summit of the Aiguille Rouge at 3226 metres, visitors can enjoy a moment of relaxation, peacefulness or adrenaline thanks to :

  • A panoramic terrace with a spectacular view over the alpine peaks, the occasion to find out more about the summits using the orientation table open to all. The view also overlooks the zipwire where the less daring can watch their friend’s unforgettable flight.
  • An environmentally friendly high altitude café offers visitors a unique place for a break on the terrace whilst enjoying an impressive view of the Aiguille Rouge’s summit. It’s also a place to share Savoyard culinary traditions, with local modernized dishes embellishing our local produce.
  • The new sensational zipline : the most daring can hurtle down a 1.8km wire at over 130km/h. This unique experience can be enjoyed solo or duo, to share vertiginous sensations, sitting or lying in “raptor” mode.
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