• Sport

Hike to the Croix de la Frête

The Croix de la Frête is a panoramic viewpoint offering exceptional views over the Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval and the Pic de Tenneverge.

Sport Hike to the Croix de la Frête Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval


Departing from Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval (74740)
Average length : 05h30
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

From Passy, walk up the wide track that goes past a few chalets and up to the top of the Vagnys chairlift. Just beyond the chairlift, head left towards Commune. The path follows the edge of the woods and goes past the Verduize and Mouillettes chalets, before reaching the Commune mountain pasture where the view over the surrounding mountains is magnificent. Cross the pasture to reach Les Praz de Commune with its small gathering of chalets. Then, to reach the Croix de la Frête, take the little path behind the chalets. It's quite a steep climb up to the Croix de la Frête but when you get there, you'll be generously rewarded for your efforts by the exceptional view of the Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval and the Pic de Tenneverge!

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 860m
Vertical drop : 860m
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    Free of charge.


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

    Parking space is limited at the hamlet of Passy.

    Period of practice

    From 15/06 to 31/10.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


    Hameau de Passy 74740 Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval
    Departing from : Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval (74740)
    Latitude : 46.047675 - Longitude : 6.779676

    To reach the hamlet of Passy, from the village centre, take the D29 road and turn left towards "Maison Neuve", then follow the road to Passy hamlet.

    Information update on 23/05/2022 by Haut-Giffre Tourisme
    Randonnée PDIPR (Plan Départemental des Itinéraires de Promenades et de Randonnées)