What to do at Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval?

Que faire à Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval

Top 10 things to do in Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval !

Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is an authentic village located in the heart of the mountains and ranked among the most beautiful villages in France. This magnificent Haut-Savoyard village is known and renowned for its architectural heritage and above all thanks to its listed natural sites.

We present to you the top 10 visits and activities to do in Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval:

Walk in the center of the village

Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is a very beautiful village whose historic center has been renovated. The beauty of the place is mainly due to its site: Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is surrounded by walls and forests clinging to surprisingly steep slopes. It is an authentic and family village and very close to nature.

Contemplate the abbey of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval

The abbey dating from the 12th century is now being restored to give it a vocation for environmental and cultural interpretation. It is the property of the municipality of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval and the department of Haute-Savoie. The abbey laid the foundations of agro-pastoral civilization and enabled generations of Savoyards to live in a harsh country and to adapt over time to the necessary changes.

Discover the Rouget waterfall

The Rouget waterfall, otherwise known as “Queen of the Alps” is the most prestigious of the Sizières waterfalls. Located at 1000 meters above sea level, it is an essential place in the Giffre valley.

Tackle the slopes of the Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval ski area

Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is also a resort in the Grand Massif which welcomes you in an exceptional setting. Don't miss the descent on the Cascades trail, a 14 km blue run in a sumptuous setting.

Go to Cirque du Fer à Cheval

The Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval is the most visited and best-known site in Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval. It is a huge limestone amphitheater of 4 to 5 km in development. It is the largest Alpine mountain cirque which is dominated by the Corne du Chamois.

Take a mountain bike ride

Around Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, you will find spectacular mountain bike trails. Playful, technical, the tracks criss-cross between the undergrowth, chables, stream crossings, footbridges, etc.

Explore the Gorges des Tines

The Gorges de Tines are a listed natural site located at the gates of the village and one of the most beautiful in the valley. A circuit, accessible to young and old, will allow you to contemplate the millennial work of the Giffre which over the years has dug the Gorges des Tines.

Practicing the Via Ferrata

The Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval via ferrata, also called “Via Ferrata du Mont” will allow you to easily gain height at the entrance to Haut-Giffre, overlooking the Gorges des Tines. The very secure aerial course will bring you strong sensations and emotions.

Set off to conquer Mont Buet

Mont Buet, also called "Mont Blanc des Dames" is the highest peak in the limestone Hautes Alpes. Culminating at 3100 meters above sea level, it is a "3000" accessible to any hiker capable of walking all day with a significant drop. The panorama offered at its summit is grandiose.

Take a hike to Lake Anterne

Lac d'Anterne overlooked by the Rochers des Fiz chain is one of the jewels of the Passy nature reserve. Around the lake, sheep and marmots take advantage of the pastures. If you want to go for 2 days of hiking, you can push on to the Col d'Anterne where you will have a breathtaking view of Mont Blanc.

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