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Tour des Fiz 4 jours

Walking/pedestrian at Passy
38.3 km
Walking/pedestrian
Easy
  • Opposite Mont Blanc, cross the largest natural reserve in Haute-Savoie: Sixt-Passy. The trail combines minerals, its rare internationally-renowned geological features of limestone pavements, with alpine pastures and lakes (the Lac d'Anterne).
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
Points of interest
1 Alfred Wills mountain refuge
Authentic, simple and good quality, this mountain refuge hut is located at the "Chalets d'Anterne". Accessible from Sixt in two hours via the beautiful waterfall of La Pleureuse. it is advisable to arrive in the afternoon to allow time to enjoy the peace and quiet of the surrounding pastures. For children from 5.<br/>This eco-friendly alpine chalet offers a simple welcome for 2 to 10 people. Duvets and pillows are provided. Facilities include a shower, three toilets and wash-basins. Bring your own sheet sleeping bag, or hire one of ours.
The team has created a mountain ambiance with typical dishes and a choice of organic wines.
During the day we offer baked ham and cheese, omelettes, selection of cold meats, home-made bilberry tart and drinks.
Dinner : (Following resupply) : home-made soup, roti-polenta or fondue, home-made dessert.

Departure possible from Plaine Joux as part of the tour des Fiz
2 Sales mountain refuge
Refuge located in a preserved valley in the heart of the Sixt Fer à Cheval nature reserve. Family hike appreciated for its numerous waterfalls amidst ibex, chamois and marmots.<br/>Occupied by former alpine chalets, the Vallon de Sales is known for its access dotted with waterfalls, for the Dérochoir and its view of the Mont-Blanc massif and for the Platé Desert, geological curiosity.
Roland and Elisabeth Mogenier created the refuge out of love for the mountains and nature in 1981, they were the guardians of the place for 36 years. Their children continued their family activity with the same values of simplicity, authenticity and respect for nature, while adding a touch of modernity, fantasy and dynamism.
3 Mountain Refuge Hut: Refuge de Platé (FFCAM)
This mountain refuge hut is situated in the classified site "Désert de Platé". Library and board games on site. Out of season a permanent shelter is available for 5 people (no heating, no kitchen, no bedding and no guardian).<br/>Sylvain and Federica welcome you to the Platé shelter: a small refuge nestled in the hollow of a limestone plateau suspended in front of the breathtaking Mont Blanc range. Around, the alpine lawns marry a white rock finely sculpted by water and glaciers: the Lapiaz. This unique landscape makes the Platé desert an unusual and unique place. Close to other shelters, Platé is particularly suitable for family and light hiking tours. At the refuge, the guards offer you their small dishes, all prepared with great care and pleasure, starting with the bread, as well as their homemade drinks. See you soon!
4 Passy Nature Reserve
Facing the Mont-Blanc range, Passy Nature Reserve overlooks the Arve Valley.
The reserve is a nature jewel that links Sixt Fer à Cheval Nature Reserve and Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve.
Area: 1800 ha
Altitude: 1300 to 2900 m<br/>The Nature Reserve in Passy resumes the history of the mountains in Haute-Savoie:
- Natural environment:
Mineral contrasts, grasslands, heathlands, wetlands and numerous alpine species
- Fauna: chamois, ibex, eagles, marmots, grouse, ptarmigan, bearded eagles.
- Flora: 530 species have been identified including the St. Bruno lily, Martagon lily or Turk's cap moss campion.
- Flies : hover flies, excellent indicators for scientists.
Biodiversity: Clearing operations in Pormenaz to assess biodiversity.
5 Lake: Lac d'Anterne
This lake is located at the heart of the Fiz mountain range in the nature reserve of Sixt-Passy. Accessible only by foot from Sixt Fer à Cheval or from Passy by Anterne mountain pass.<br/>Altitude 2000 m.
Covering an area of 10 hectares, this lake lies at the bottom of an alpine circus surrounded by peaks, north of the Fiz cliff face. Although the surrounding environment appears to be rather wild, marmots and ibex still live here.
6 Alpage des Fonts
Découverte d'un alpage dans un cadre grandiose qui présente une architecture représentatif des villages d'alpage de la Vallée du Giffre
7 Cascades de la Pleureuse et de la Sauffaz
The Sauffaz's waterfall is fed by the torrent of the small valley of Sales, low forming the Cascade du Rouget.
The Pleureuse's waterfall owes its name with the fact that the water which feeds it, comes from the resurgences pointing out the flow of tears.
8 Cascade de Trainant
it is the resurgence of the underground river feeding the torrent of Sales, then penetrates in the moutain pastures.
9 Cascade de Sales
It is a beautiful waterfall collecting the water of the whole small valley of Sales, which culminates with 2500m.
10 Desert of Platé
The Platé lapies is renowned as the largest in Europe and offers a magnificent view of Mont Blanc. It covers most of the plateau, giving it the rightful name of "desert". Only accessible on foot.<br/>The Platé Desert is a true mineral fortressl. This limestone plateau is surrounded by the majestic Aiguilles de Warens and the mountain of Platé in a fantastic lunar setting.
In the cracks, where a little humus accumulates, develops an original and colourful alpine flora including some rare and protected species. The wildlife present here includes: majestic mountain goats, curious marmots , graceful stoats, hares and ptarmigan.
The site covers a vast area of ??1980 hectares, protected since 1998.
11 Réserve Naturelle Nationale des Aiguilles Rouges
Formées essentiellement de roches siliceuses et cristallines, les Aiguilles Rouges constituent un observatoire privilégié, face aux glaciers et aux sommets du massif du Mont-Blanc.<br/>Les promeneurs s’émerveillent de la présence des marmottes et des populations de chamois et de bouquetins qui occupent la réserve. L’intérêt ornithologique n’est pas en reste avec des espèces classiques de la forêt et, au dessus de 2000 mètres, l’aigle royal, le lagopède ou encore le chocard à bec jaune.
La flore offre une diversité liée à un étagement spectaculaire où une multitude de plantes se sont adaptées aux conditions de vie extrême de la réserve. Au cours de l’ascension, on trouve d’abord la forêt d’épicéas, puis la lande de rhododendrons et les pelouses alpines qui regorgent de myrtilles et de trèfles des Alpes. Plus haut, l’aulnaie se développe dans la zone avalancheuse et constitue le milieu d’excellence du tétras-lyre. Avec l’altitude, l’ambiance devient plus minérale. Se succèdent alors éboulis de moraines, lacs et glaciers.
12 Réserve Naturelle Nationale de Carlaveyron
Facing the Mont-Blanc range, Natural Reserve of Aiguilles Rouges is a nature jewel
boasting one of the most beautiful landscape of the Alps.<br/>The Nature Reserve of Carlaveyron shelters many wild animals typical of the Alps. In this montainous environnement made of mineral landscapes, grasslands, heathlands, wetlands, numerous alpine species are living.
- Fauna: chamois, ibex, eagles, marmots, grouse, bearded eagles.
- Flora: hundred of species have been identified including the St. Bruno lily, Martagon lily or Turk's cap moss campion.
- Flies : hover flies, excellent indicators for scientists.
13 Nature reserve of Vallon de Bérard
Facing the Mont-Blanc range, Natural Reserve of Aiguilles Rouges is a nature jewel boasting one of the most beautiful landscape of the Alps.<br/>The Nature Reserve of Vallon de Berard shelters many wild animals typical of the Alps. In this montainous environnement made of forests, mineral landscapes, grasslands, heathlands, wetlands, numerous alpine species are living.
- Fauna: chamois, ibex, eagles, marmots, grouse, bearded eagles.
- Flora: hundred of species have been identified including the St. Bruno lily, Martagon lily or Turk's cap moss campion.
- Flies : hover flies, excellent indicators for scientists.
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