• Sport

Itinéraire n°40 – Fer-à-Cheval

Thanks to the opening of skilifts this summer, you can go walking with your family and discover some different, breathtaking panoramic views with any strenuous effort beforehand.

Sport Itinéraire n°40 – Fer-à-Cheval Samoëns


Departing from Samoëns (74340)
Average length : 01h45
Total elevation gain : 986m
Vertical drop : 698m
Signed walking trail

When you want a chance to relax and get close to nature, take advantage of the skilifts and enjoy some easy walking in stunning scenery. Regain your sense of well-being in the serenity and peace of higher altitudes as you walk through alpine pastures and along the shores of lakes. In fact, why not do a spot of fishing while you're there?
Looking for ideas for easy walks in constantly-changing scenery? Leaving Samoëns behind, you can get a wonderful view of Mont-Blanc from the Tête des Saix. From there, head for La Combe de Gers with its lake and gîte-cum-restaurant, then return to Samoëns or Sixt Fer-à-Cheval.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 986m
Altitude max : 958m
Vertical drop : 698m

Map references

TOP25 IGN 3530 ET

Topoguides references

12 family walks from the Samoëns Tourist Office.

Further informations

Stone, Ground


Animals allowed
Languages spoken : French
Not adapted to strollers

On the road that will take you to the Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval, do not hesitate to stop to admire the Gorges des Tines then visit the village of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval. You will finally arrive at the largest mountain circus in the Alps: the Fer-à-Cheval.

Allowed only.

Period of practice

From 03/07 to 29/08.

  • Pets welcome
  • Public WC


66 Place de l'office de tourisme 74340 Samoëns
Departing from : Samoëns (74340)
Latitude : 46.076632 - Longitude : 6.84059
Moving across the city : Les Carroz-d'Arâches (74300), Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval (74740), Samoëns (74340), Morillon (74440)
Information update on 03/08/2022 by Office de Tourisme de Samoëns