Sixt Fer à Cheval

Haute Savoie  >  France

Stroll along a mountain river with magnificent scenery. You can see a lot of interesting birds like Golden Eagle or Bearded Vulture.

Added* by jeanmonod
Most recent update 12 January 2023


Sixt Fer à Cheval is a beautiful town in the Haute-Savoie and particularly known for the nearby valley of Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval, a very photogenic mountain area. This is the largest cirque in the Alps and is known for its cliffs of 500 to 700 meters high. The cirque is a very nice spot for birdwatching. Many interesting birds are present in the area. For example Western Capercaillie, Black Grouse, Hazel Grouse, Rock Ptarmigan, Griffon Vulture, Bearded Vulture and Golden Eagle.


Français: Balde le long d'une rivière de montagne avec de magnifique paysage. Onpeut y voir beaucoup d'oiseaux comme des Golden Eagle ou des Bearded Vulture. Très jolie spot pour la photo dans la montagne dans un cirque autour de très jolie montagne. Beaucoup d'oiseaux sont présent dans la zone d'observation: Western Capercaillie, Black Grouse, Hazel Grouse, Rock Ptarmigan, Griffon Vulture.



Park in the parking lot of the Sixt Fer à Cheval reserve and continue on foot. Click on the P in the map for directions. The circular walk indicated on the map is about 11 km.


Français: Se garer au parking de la reserve de Sixt Fer à Cheval et continuer a pied. Cliquez sur le P sur la carte pour les directions. L'itinéraire pédestre circulaire indiqué sur la carte est d'environ 11 km.

Terrain and Habitat

Plateau , Forest , Mountain , Canyon/cliff , River


Rocky , Hilly , Mountainous

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Summer , Spring


Wide path , Narrow trail , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Bicycle , Foot , Car , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Photo by ©Frank Miramand - Office de Tourisme de Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51230730

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