|Getting to the starting point:||train to Geneva|
|Getting to the destination:||train from La Plaine|
|Season:||January till December|
For the best view, make a detour and take 175 steps in your stride: The panoramic view over the city of Geneva from the tower of the famous medieval cathedral of St. Pierre makes the climb more than worth while.
The trail then takes you past one of the most interesting buildings in the city: The "Bâtiment des Forces Motrices". In the middle of the river before the Coulouvrenière Bridge, this imposing cultural centre is "afloat" in "Beaux Arts" style. The former hydroelectric power plant was once the flagship of industry in Geneva and supplied thousands of homes with drinking water and electricity for a hundred years. In 1980 it was shut down and transformed into a cultural and arts centre with theatre, opera and exhibition spaces.
This is where the Rhone Trail starts. It then follows the left bank, while hugging the vineyards on the sunny south facing slopes to its right. On through magical riverside woodlands from Aire-la-Ville to Cartigny, from where a bridge takes you over the river and to the railway station of La Plaine.
There and backArriving: Train to Geneva train station (Cornavin)
Returning: Train from La Plaine train station
The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.