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A la découverte de l'alpage de Sales avec nuit en refuge - 2 jours

A beautiful 2 days escapade between resurgences, waterfalls and magnificent panoramas. In the southern part of the Sixt-Passy nature reserve, follow this beautiful itinerary towards the alpage of Sales and its soothing setting.

Sport A la découverte de l'alpage de Sales avec nuit en refuge - 2 jours Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval


Departing from Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval (74740)
Average length : 03h20
Duration of the itinerary : 2 Days
Total elevation gain : 690m
Vertical drop : 690m
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

A short itinerary that offers you a moment of disconnection in a magnificent natural setting.

Near Sixt-Fer à Cheval, the trail joins the Refuge de Sales in its valley. Between the Rochers des Fiz and the Désert de Platé, your itinerary follows the torrent of the Sales valley, feeding the different waterfalls that you will also have the opportunity to admire: the Sauffaz, the Pleureuse or the Sales waterfall.

The refuge, installed in the heart of an old mountain pasture, is the objective of the walk. Take the time for a break for a nice evening in these welcoming mountain chalets. The most courageous will be able to continue towards the Dérochoir in order to observe the view on the Mont Blanc valley at sunset.

In the heart of the Sixt-Passy nature reserve, the place is a privileged habitat for a typical mountain fauna. It is not uncommon to come across ibex or marmots along the way.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 690m
Altitude max : 1870m
Vertical drop : 690m


Free of charge


Animals not allowed
Languages spoken : French

Be aware! This site is inside a nature reserve. Please comply with the regulations.

Period of practice

From 13/06 to 30/09.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


Syndicat intercommunal de la vallée du Haut-Giffre


Parking du Lignon, Route du Lignon 74740 Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval
Departing from : Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval (74740)
Latitude : 46.020926 - Longitude : 6.768265
Information update on 17/03/2023 by Conseil Départemental de la Haute-Savoie
Randonnée PDIPR (Plan Départemental des Itinéraires de Promenades et de Randonnées)