Airport Transfers to and from Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval
The TransferFix platform provides you with a selection of many transfer companies that offer service between Geneva Airport and Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval.
Also, there are services between Bellegarde Rail Station, Chambery Airport, Lyon Airport and Grenoble Airport and Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval.
If you are travelling through Italy to get to Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, there are services from Turin Caselle Airport and the three Milan airports of Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo.
Only the Geneva Airport service has a shared transfer service. All other routes provide only a private hire service.
The Booking Process
On the TransferFix platform, you can choose the service type, price, timing and other criteria. Immediately, you can book and pay, and your booking is guaranteed.
You can choose between a low-priced shared airport transfer, a private transfer or a premium private luxury limousine service.
The TransferFix platform provides live availability for shared and private transfers, all with current pricing.
Your online payment goes directly to the bank account of your chosen Licensed Transportation Provider (LTP).
The TransferFix platform sends a detailed confirmation to you, and to your chosen LTP.
Also, the LTP can log in to the platform, to view your booking.
TransferFix does not increase prices, and the LTPs are contracted to offer the same prices on the TransferFix, as they do on their website.
TransferFix is not only available in Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, but in many other destinations. Our network is growing fast.
Here are the destinations are on the TransferFix platform.
Journey Times & Distances from Airports to Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval
A Shared Transfer from Geneva Airport to Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval
Before the outbound journey from Geneva Airport (GVA) to Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval begins, you might have to wait for more passengers to arrive on different flights, but that might not be enough people to fill the vehicle.
It is quite common, particularly in the low season for the minibus to depart Geneva Airport with only 4 or 5 passengers.
Once you are on your way, there should be no stops until you arrive in the Grand Massif, where passengers might be dropped off before you in other Grand Massif resorts, such as Samoëns or Morillon.
This tends to happen more when demand is low. Each drop-off causes a small delay, and if you are the last person to be dropped off at your accommodation in Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, there might be a delay of 15-20 minutes before you reach Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval.
However, in the high season, there is a reasonable probability that all your fellow passengers will be travelling to Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval. In this case, the driver will not stop along the way, but there still might be a few minutes delay, with passengers being dropped-off in Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval before you. Also, you might get lucky, and be the first to be dropped off.
The Journey from Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval to Geneva Airport
The transfer company will always notify you of the pick-up time from your accommodation or other agreed pick-up location in the resort.
Be in that place at the appointed time. If you are not there, the driver will not wait, as to do so, might compromise the other passengers. No-one wants to risk missing their flight, because someone else is not at their agreed pick-up point on-time.
As soon as all passengers from Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval are picked-up, the journey to Geneva Airport begins. However, it is possible that, along the way, the driver might stop in other Grand Massif resorts to pick-up more passengers, particularly in Samoëns or Morillon.
If you travel during peak season, there is a reasonable possibility that all the seats in the minibus will be occupied when leaving Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval.
Ethics of a Shared Transfer to or from Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval
The shared transfer experience requires a bit of “give and take” and a considerate attitude from all passengers.
Do not be late. Do be helpful if required and be polite to your fellow passengers.
The companies that provide shared transfers are very experienced.
Listen to what their driver might have to say and enjoy the ride!
TransferFix is in the process of contracting with all LTPs so that you might be able to benefit from transportation on the next available mini-bus.
By choosing a seat in a shared LTP, you save money and leave a lower carbon trail.
Private Transfers to and from Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval
A Private transfer will give you much more flexibility. You get to choose your drop-off and pick-up points in Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval.
You have no other passengers to consider, but do listen to your driver for any advice.
Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is an alpine resort, and depending on matters outside for everyone's control, and in unusual circumstances, the situation might change, sometimes very quickly.
You might have to adapt. If that is required, listen to your driver and please be compliant.
Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, an independent association for the promotion of the tourist appeal of small rural villages with a rich cultural heritage. The requirements to be a member of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France are a population of less than 2,000 inhabitants, the presence of at least two national heritage sites, and local support in the form of a vote by the council.
Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval ranges in altitude from 728 to 3,098 metres (2,388 to 10,164 ft), three-quarters of its area are part of a natural reserve and are inhabited.
Probably the most famous attraction is the Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval, a natural amphitheatre with walls 500 to 700 m high (1,640 to 2,296 ft), crowned by peaks approaching 3,000 meters above sea level (9,842 ft). The Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval is classified as a Grand Site de France, with around 500,000 visitors per year.
Besides Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval, there are other famous attractions in Sixt, such as Cascade du Rouget waterfall, named the "Queen of the Alps" and a nature reserve which covers most of the district's area.
As a resort visited all year-round, Sixt offers a great range of local amenities, such as a boulangerie, small supermarket, shops, several bars/cafes and a selection of restaurants.
Skiing in Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval
Spread from 800 m to 1,600 m (2,624 to 5,249 ft), the Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval ski area offers 6 slopes - 2 green & 4 blue, totalling 34 km of pistes and serviced by 4 ski lifts.
The longest run is 14 km long and connects on of the highest points of the ski domain, the Grandes Platières, to the village by taking beautiful natural sites (waterfalls).
Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is recommended for beginners and the general public & it is ideal for families and mixed groups.
However, Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is a part of the Grand Massif ski area, which encompasses a total of 265 km ski slopes serviced by 73 lifts.
Located in the Haute-Savoie and facing the Mont Blanc, the area offers a preserved environment and a breathtaking panorama.
The Grand Massif domain offers 145 slopes: 18 green, 67 blue, 46 red and 14 black, which makes it ideal for all ski levels.
Besides skiing, there is a great range of winter or summer alpine activities to be practised in Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, such as paragliding, via Ferrata, mountaineering, ice-climbing and rafting.
The Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval
Measuring two kilometres in diameters, the Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval is delimited by imposing limestone cliffs from which spring many waterfalls.
There are twelve in the summer, but it is believed that in the spring when the snow melts, one can spot up to 30 waterfalls.
The Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval offers breathtaking cliff scenery and it is the start of many walks and hiking trails.
The Nature Reserve of Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval
Located near Samoëns, it encompasses two imposing glacial cirques, those of Fer-à-Cheval and Fonts, from which spring impressive waterfalls.
The largest nature reserve in Haute-Savoie, the Nature Reserve of Sixt-Passy is an exclusively limestone world with a great variety of forms shaped by erosion: cracks, lapiaz, etc. Its 9,000 hectares cover the mountain, subalpine, alpine and levels from the banks of the Giffre 900 meters to the summit of Buet culminating more than 3000 meters.
There are around 900 identified plant species in the nature reserve, including 28 species of orchids!
A great diversity of animals can be found, such as deer, wild boar, marmot, variable hare, due to the distribution of the environments according to altitudes.
- Restaurant Auberge de la Feuille d'Erable: A firm valley favourite and well-known for its warm welcome and tasty local dishes. Located in the centre of Sixt.
- Restaurant Le Rouet: Conveniently located at the foot of Sixt's very own ski resort, it boasts an excellent sunny terrace with stunning views over the slopes and mountains.
- Restaurant du Fer à Cheval: Great food (and ice cream!) in the stunningly beautiful location of the Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval.
- Restaurant Auberge de la Cascade du Rouget: Offering a varied, good value menu with a stunning terrace overlooking the impressive Cascade du Rouget waterfall, just 3km from Sixt. Only open in summer.