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Refuge located in a preserved valley in the heart of the Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval nature reserve. Family hike appreciated for its numerous waterfalls amidst ibex, chamois and marmots.
Occupied by former alpine chalets, the Vallon de Sales is known for its access dotted with waterfalls, for the Dérochoir and its view of the Mont-Blanc massif and for the Platé Desert, geological curiosity.
Roland and Elisabeth Mogenier created the refuge out of love for the mountains and nature in 1981, they were the guardians of the place for 32 years. Their children continued their family activity with the same values of simplicity, authenticity and respect for nature, while adding a touch of modernity, fantasy and dynamism.
Homemade cooking : omelettes, charcuterie, soups, fondues, desserts.
Only accessible on foot
football cages, stilts, sandpit The shelter climb is a walk of choice for the whole family that has no particular difficulty. The route is varied and children will be delighted to discover the waterfalls, fauna and flora that abound. (marmots whistle, the waterfalls drizzle depending on the season, the ibex approach...) A children's library and numerous board games Adapted prices and menus for children under 12 years old Fun and exclusive idea: educational maps for toddlers to download and fill in during the ascent to avoid the traditional "when are we coming"! Answers at the hide with a little surprise for those who play the game. Another idea: Possibility of renting donkeys for a day or a circuit of several days. Guaranteed success with children and adults http://www.anesduhautgiffre.com/ And always: the "Discover nature" backpack lent by the shelter to hike higher and have fun (8-12 years), do not hesitate to ask for it our children's library, a host of board games and outdoor games: tree house, wheelbarrow, tricycle and trailer for group adventures, football cage and ball for teenagers, giant wooden games...
Routes to discover from the refuge: Bréche du dérochoir :1h15 Pointe de Sales: 2h, 630m vertical drop. Pointe d'Anterne: 3h, 880m vertical drop. Tête Pelouse: 2h30, 650m vertical drop. Tête de l'Ane: 3 hours, 940m vertical drop. Hike over several days: Tour des Fiz and tour du Haut-Giffre