Useful infos
Marking signs to follow

To orient you during your run, routes of the Espace Trail Pays des Aiguilles d'Arves - Vallée des Villards are equipped with trail directional markers. Each marker is printed with the number(s) of the itinerary(s) to be followed with their colour of difficulty (green - blue - red - black) or their particularity (orange = vertical).

The trail-running markers are placed in a regular way, at each directional change. Between two trail directional markers, follow the existing hiking markers.

A problem ? Report it !

A problem ? Report it ! In the event of problem (lack of markings, maintenance problems, environmental problems...), do not hesitate to signal this problem by using the reporting tool available on the route page (button under the map). You will be able to geolocate the problem and also send a corresponding photo. The Espace manager will be automatically notified of your report and will be able to check and deal with the problem.


Before your run :

  • Check the weather forecast before you leave, the itineraries can be dangerous in case of bad weather
  • Find out about the state of the route before you leave
  • Inform someone close to you of your itinerary and the planned timetables
  • Take water and food and drink

On the routes :

  • Please respect the natural and agricultural environments you pass through
  • Close the barriers after you have passed through
  • Stay on the paths and do not cut the laces
  • All parts of the route using public roads are subject to the Highway Code please make sure that you observe them
  • Keep all your rubbish with you

Herd vigilance

If you come across herds and their guard dogs :

  • Walk around the herd
  • Walk or stop if the dogs approach
  • Identify yourself by speaking so as not to startle the dogs
  • Put your sticks in one hand, pointing downwards


Before you go, find out more about hunting periods and days. Hunting season 2024: from 10 September 2023 to 28 January. Hunting possible from 15 August. Hunting days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

  • Wear light-coloured or brightly-coloured clothing so that you can be seen from a distance
  • Stay on the paths
  • Use a headlamp in poor visibility (fog, bad weather, etc.)
  • If you come across hunters, let them know you are there