Sunday 17 January 2021

Bessans ‑ Bonneval sur Arc

Stage 8

Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc ‑ Bessans ‑ Bonneval sur Arc

17th edition

Since its first edition in January 2005, the Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc has been the annual event for sled dogs in Europe. It is the most demanding stage race in the world in a unique alpine setting, and now a benchmark for mid-distance.

It is also one of the great winter highlights in the heart of Haute Maurienne Vanoise, which, as holidaymakers and residents alike, moves crowds!

11,400 m of positive altitude difference

12 days of competition

300 km

The competition takes place over 12 days, from 9 to 20 January 2021, covering 300 km with 32 km on average per day, 11 400 m of positive altitude difference, 1 mass start and 10 “time trial” stages.

This year, it brings together more than 65 international mushers and their 550 top-level dog athletes in the superb landscapes of Savoie Mont Blanc.
Every year, more than 50,000 spectators enjoy a unique experience, in the heart of the 20 resorts, towns and villages od Savoie and Haute-Savoie dressed in festive clothes for the occasion, by attending La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc.

La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc is a real adventure with a great A, which promotes a certain vision of sport, nature and respect for the environment.

Sunday 17 January

Stage n°8

Bessans – Bonneval sur Arc – 43 km

Final stage of the Eukanuba Trophy presented by Wamine

Starting point: Le Carreley – Bessans
10h – 15h : Animations Far North
11h – 11h30 : Animations on the departure area
11h30 – 12h : Departure in Mass-Start in 3 waves
13h05 – 14h45 : Passage to Bessans (near the departure area)

Place of arrival : Old bridge – Bonneval sur Arc
12h – 13h45: Passage to Bonneval-sur-Arc (car access)
13h30 – 15h40: Arrival and prize-giving ceremony

Places to be :
12h45 – 14h10 : Passage to the Villaron (access by snowshoe or on foot)
12h55 – 14h30 : Passage to Bessans