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Tour des Fiz: Tour of 7 refuges in 4 days #intensive

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Intensive trail running ahead? Get ready with this 64km course and over 5000m EG!


Day 1: Departure Passy Plaine Joux towards Guébriant then Chalets de Charbonnière then Varan. From Varan, climb to Platé via Col de Barmerousse. Once at the refuge, continue towards Col du Colonney as far as Grandes Platières. Then head for Col de Platé and Col Pelouse. Descend the Combe de Gers to the Lac du Gers refuge. 8h30 walking, 19.5km, 1800EG, 1650EL.
Day 2: From the Lac de Gers refuge, head downhill towards Englène, passing through La Pépinière, Entre Deux Nants and the Cascade de Sabaudy. At Englène, cross Sixt-fer-à-Cheval to reach the Lignon, from where you'll start the climb to Grenairon. Return to the Refuge des Fonts. 8h30 walking, 21km, 1550EG, 1700EL.
Day 3: From the Refuge des Fonts, follow the signs for the Refuge Alfred Wills and then the Collet d'Anterne to reach the Vallon and Refuge de Sales. 5h30 walking, 13km, 1250EG, 750EL.
Day 4: From Sales, head for the Combe à l'Ours, then turn off at Les Laouchets to take the Col de la Portette to the Refuge de Platé. From here, descend to Praz Coutant via Les Egratz and join Plaine Joux via Guébriant. 4h25 walking, 10.5km, 650EG, 1150EL.


  • Distance 64km
  • Difficulté Difficile
  • Type d'itinéraire BOUCLE
  • Dénivelé positif 5250m
  • Dénivelé négatif 5250m
  • Itinéraire balisé Yes

Opening period

From 15/06 to 10/09.
Check refuge openings at
From November to May, the route is cleared. Snow may still be present in spring.
In winter, access to the Tour des Fiz is not recommended (high-level ski mountaineering only).

Accessible outside the snow season and depending on weather conditions. Please check with the Tourist Offices beforehand for current access conditions and the opening hours of refuges along the route.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Adapted tourism

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair



Pets allowed : No

Itinerary in a nature reserve: dogs prohibited, even on a leash

Tour des Fiz: Tour of 7 refuges in 4 days #intensive
Passy Plaine-Joux 74190 Passy
  • Distance 64km
  • Difficulté Difficile
  • Dénivelé positif 5250m
  • Dénivelé négatif 5250m
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