• Sport

Hike to Salvadon mountain pasture and chalets

The Salvadon chalets are huddled together in a magnificent valley below Les Avoudrues, the Pointe de Bellegarde and the Pointe de Sambet. These Alpine pastures are still exploited today.

Sport Hike to Salvadon mountain pasture and chalets Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval


Departing from Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval (74740)
Average length : 05h00
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

Take the wide track that begins at the end of Le Crot hamlet. It climbs up through the woods and some sections are fairly steep! Half way up, you can admire the view from the "Miches de Salvadon", over the north-west side of the Grenier de Commune. The path then rises through some beautiful mixed forest, passing some more modest buildings before leading up to a beautiful panoramic viewpoint from where you can observe the surrounding mountains: just above you, the impressive drops and peaks between the Dent de Verreu and the Pointe Rousse and, to the south-west, the unmistakable silhouette of the Fiz range. You can even make out the famous Rouget waterfall.

After entering the Sixt-Passy Nature Reserve, you'll find the forest less dense. After the forest, the path becomes more gentle and gradually joins the beautiful Salvadon valley. Follow the track to the chalets, which you won't actually see until you're practically there.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 890m
Altitude max : 1710m
Vertical drop : 890m

Further informations

Stone, Ground


Free of charge.


Animals not allowed
Languages spoken : French
Languages of documentation : French

Period of practice

From 16/06 to 30/09.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


Hameau du Crot 74740 Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval
Departing from : Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval (74740)
Latitude : 46.060831 - Longitude : 6.785854

Hamlet of Le Crot (on the road to the Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval, on the left after the hamlet of Les Curtets)

Information update on 30/03/2022 by Conseil Départemental de la Haute-Savoie