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Hike: Le Tour des Fiz

© Hike: Le Tour des Fiz - G. de Maupeou

Itinerant circuit from refuge to refuge around the Fiz chain between the Giffre valley and Mont-Blanc. Multiple circuits possible and flexible according to your desires: 3 to 8 days of walking, from the family walk to the sports circuit.


Rich by the diversity of the sites that it crosses: the nature reserves of Passy and Sixt, the Platé Desert, the waterfalls and the lakes of altitude... with always the Mont-Blanc in the background, the Tour des Fiz offers a multitude of circuits to compose by yourself:
- Taste hikes: the 8 refuges offer you the chance to discover and taste the original flavours of the alpine pastures and elsewhere… At every stop, a new menu awaits you!
- To be shared with your family: several refuges offer a special "junior" reception, a dedicated space with coloring books, games and a resting area. The children will be given the alp notebook made up of cards to discover and understand the life of the alpages they will cross.
- The sports version: from the Grenairon refuge, climb the Buet, the ladies' Mont-Blanc at 3099 m, a technical circuit reserved for experienced hikers.

In some shelters, you find a library : start a novel one night and you resume it the next day at the next stop.

The Passy nature reserve is a protected and regulated area. Dogs, even on a leash, are prohibited, as well as motor vehicle traffic, lights and overflight, especially drones. The bivouac is tolerated from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.

Complément accueil

This itinerary runs through the nature reserves in Passy and Sixt. Specific rules and regulations are in place here. Dogs are forbidden.


  • Type d'itinéraire Aller simple
  • Itinéraire balisé Yes
  • Altitude maximum 2480m

Opening period

From 15/06 to 30/09.
The Tour des Fiz is accessible from the beginning of June, weather permitting. More information at the Passy tourist office.

The refuges are open from mid-June to late September depending on weather and snow conditions.


Departure from Passy or Sixt. Car-parking facilities available. It is also possible to depart from the station in Passy/Chedde or take the bus from the station in Cluses or Saint-Gervais Le Fayet.


Pets allowed : No

Pets allowed in parts of the route outside nature reserves.
Animals not allowed in the Sixt and Passy nature reserves

Hike: Le Tour des Fiz
Plaine-Joux 74190 Passy
  • Type d'itinéraire Aller simple
  • Itinéraire balisé Yes
  • Altitude maximum 2480m