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Vogealle mountain refuge

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Located in the Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval nature reserve, this refuge is accessible in 3-4 hours of walking from the Fer-à-Cheval cirque.


Comfortable and ideally located for hiking or stopping off on various alpine and wild circuits.


  • Car park


  • Mountain location

Payment methods

  • Check
  • Cash

Bons plans

Summits: Grand Mont Ruan - Western Dents Blanches - Les Avoudrues - La Pointe Rousse des Chambres
Day hike:
- The lake (2001 m), 30 minutes away, at the foot of the Dents Blanches: great panorama of the peak of Tenneverge.
- The Sageroux pass (2395 m) and the Ottans pass (2500 m): 2h30, border ridge with Switzerland: remarkable view of the Dents du Midi.
- The little Ruan (2847 m).
- Pointe de Bellegarde (2514 m): 2h30.
Races :
Alpine and more technical hike (requiring adapted equipment): Le Grand Mont Ruan (3057m): 4h.
Les Avoudrues (2666m) via the Pointe de Bellegarde.
La pointe rousse des Chambres (2660m) via Pas à l'Ours and Vogealette, over 1 or 2 days via the Folly refuge (for experienced hikers).

Opening period

From 17/06 to 01/10/2023.

Languages spoken

  • French


The refuge is located on the GR5 variant and on the Via Alpina, on the Tour des Dents Blanches, the Tour du Ruan and the Tour du Haut Giffre.
Nearest village or station: Sixt Fer à Cheval.
Access: Take the direction of the Fer à Cheval site (D907).
After the hamlet of Nambride, park in the spaces provided for this purpose.
- From the Fer à Cheval car park 3.15 hours via the Pas du Boret (overhead passage equipped with cables and handrails), 4 hours via the Fond de la Combe.
Coach parking: at Fer à Cheval.
- Topo guide references: Hiking in the Haut Giffre valley by P. Gain (Edisud)
- IGN maps: TOP 25 - 3530 ET (Samoëns)


Pets allowed : No


Vogealle mountain refuge
Secteur du Cirque du Fer à Cheval 74740 Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval
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