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Tour des Fiz: Tour of the 3 refuges in 4 days #technical

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Experience the Tour des Fiz adventure through the most technical sections!


Day 1: Depart Passy Plaine Joux towards Charbonnière. Continue to Frioland before arriving at Varan. The refuge is closed, but bivouacs are possible. 2h15 walking, 5.5km, 500D+, 250D-.
Day 2: Leaving Varan, head for Col de Barmerousse and continue towards Chalets de Platé. Overnight stay in Platé. 2h40 walking, 5km, 850D+, 400D-.
Day 3: From the Platé refuge, head for Col du Colonney, then Grandes Platières, Col de Platé and Col Pelouse, then Refuge de Sales via Combes des Foges. Overnight stay in Sales. 3h50 walking, 10.5km, 500D+, 700D-.
Day 4: From Refuge de Sales, head south for Passage du Dérochoir*, then follow Ayères des Rocs and Châtelet d'Ayères. 3h40 walking, 9km, 450D+, 950D-.

*Passage du Dérochoir: ancient rock fall, semi-climbing (walking, ladders, ropes). For this itinerary, the Dérochoir is downhill, which is uncomfortable and more risky than going uphill. Do not use this trail in case of rain. Turn to another route if you feel uncomfortable.


  • Distance 30km
  • Difficulté Difficile
  • Type d'itinéraire BOUCLE
  • Dénivelé positif 2300m
  • Dénivelé négatif 2300m
  • 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 the 3 refuges in 4 days #technical
Passy Plaine-Joux 74190 Passy
  • Distance 30km
  • Difficulté Difficile
  • Dénivelé positif 2300m
  • Dénivelé négatif 2300m
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