• Sport

Hike: Le Tour des Fiz

Itinerant circuit from refuge to refuge around the Fiz chain between the Giffre valley and Mont-Blanc. Multiple circuits possible and flexible according to your desires: 3 to 8 days of walking, from the family walk to the sports circuit.

Sport Hike: Le Tour des Fiz Passy


Departing from Passy (74190)
Duration of the itinerary : 8 Days
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

Rich by the diversity of the sites that it crosses: the nature reserves of Passy and Sixt, the Platé Desert, the waterfalls and the lakes of altitude... with always the Mont-Blanc in the background, the Tour des Fiz offers a multitude of circuits to compose by yourself:
- Taste hikes: the 8 refuges offer you the chance to discover and taste the original flavours of the alpine pastures and elsewhere… At every stop, a new menu awaits you!
- To be shared with your family: several refuges offer a special "junior" reception, a dedicated space with coloring books, games and a resting area. The children will be given the alp notebook made up of cards to discover and understand the life of the alpages they will cross.
- The sports version: from the Grenairon refuge, climb the Buet, the ladies' Mont-Blanc at 3099 m, a technical circuit reserved for experienced hikers.

In some shelters, you find a library : start a novel one night and you resume it the next day at the next stop.

The Passy nature reserve is a protected and regulated area. Dogs, even on a leash, are prohibited, as well as motor vehicle traffic, lights and overflight, especially drones. The bivouac is tolerated from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Altitude max : 2480m

Difficult passages

Depending on the route chosen: Passage du Dérochoir, Argentières, de la Chorde or the crests of Buet, Tête du Colonney and the crossing of the Platé Desert by Barmerousse.

Map references

TOP 25 IGN 3530 ET


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Methods of payment accepted : Check, Cash


Animals not allowed

This itinerary runs through the nature reserves in Passy and Sixt. Specific rules and regulations are in place here. Dogs are forbidden.

Pets allowed in parts of the route outside nature reserves. Animals not allowed in the Sixt and Passy nature reserves

Period of practice

From 15/06 to 30/09.
The Tour des Fiz is accessible from the beginning of June, weather permitting. More information at the Passy tourist office.

The refuges are open from mid-June to late September depending on weather and snow conditions.

  • Accommodation
  • Restaurant
  • Car park


Plaine-Joux 74190 Passy
Departing from : Passy (74190)
Latitude : 45.950016 - Longitude : 6.747923

Departure from Passy or Sixt. Car-parking facilities available. It is also possible to depart from the station in Passy/Chedde or take the bus from the station in Cluses or Saint-Gervais Le Fayet.

More informations

    Information update on 18/06/2022 by Office de Tourisme de Passy