Ascend Geneva's own mountain, the Salève, accompanied by an expert guide


Geneva is not only home to a magnificent lake, but also boasts its own impressive mountain range, extending for 19 kilometers. This vacation area on French soil is a popular hiking destination and opens up the most beautiful vistas of the city.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Veyrier
End of tour: Bergstation Télépherique Mont Salève
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: medium
Distance: 5.6 km
Total altitude meters: 670 m
Biking time: 2:25 (hours, minutes)
Culmination point: 1246 m
Panorama: Genfersee, Genf, Jurahöhenzüge, Savoyer Alpen
Gastronomy: Monnetier, Station Télépherique, L'Observatoire
Access starting point: Mit der SBB nach Genf (KB 150), von Genf Bus (Linie 8), bis Veyrier-Douane.
Access point of arrival: Mit der SBB nach Genf (KB 150), von Genf Bus (Linie 8), bis Veyrier-Douane.


Veyrier - Pas de l'Echelle - Monnetier - La Croix - Station Télépherique - Les Tres arbres - L'Observatoire - Station Télépherique

The ascent via the steep North Face, the Pas de l'Echelle, to Monnetier, a hamlet between the Petit and Grand Salève, is something of an adventure. The hike along the ridge to L'Observatoire rewards you with panoramic views extending from the Jurassic Mountains up to the Savoy Alps and across Lake Geneva.

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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.


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