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Ascent to the refuge de Sales via the Dérochoir

Sporty and technical route for adventure lovers

Sport Ascent to the refuge de Sales via the Dérochoir Passy


Departing from Passy (74190)
Average length : 07h40
Distance : 17.3km
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

A round trip for the day or with an overnight stay at the Sales refuge, this sporty hike will allow you to discover the Passy nature reserve and the Sales valley via the technical and aerial passage of the Dérochoir. Sensations and change of scenery guaranteed.

As you pass the Dérochoir, you will be in the heart of the limestone cliffs of the Fiz. Keep your eyes open for a tichodrome that may be flying near you; above you, the lammergeiers, which nest not far away, regularly pass by. The Passy nature reserve is a protected and regulated area. The wild fauna flourishes there, so please respect it. Dogs, even if kept on a leash, are forbidden, as well as motor vehicle traffic, fires and overflights, especially by drones. Bivouac is tolerated from 7pm to 9am.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 1585m
Altitude max : 2246m
Vertical drop : 1585m

Difficult passages

Cable crossings and ladders of the Dérochoir

Map references


Further informations

Rock, Stone, Ground

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    Free access.


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : French

    Period of practice

    From 01/06 to 01/11.
    Depending on snow conditions and the opening date of the Dérochoir by municipal order.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Coach access
    • Motorhomes allowed
    • Restaurant
    • Picnic area
    • Public WC
    • Car park
    • Free car park


    321 Chemin des Parchets Plaine-Joux 74190 Passy
    Departing from : Passy (74190)
    Latitude : 45.95086 - Longitude : 6.740005

    More informations

    Information update on 25/11/2021 by Office de Tourisme de Passy