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The hike from Geneva to La Plaine has some surprises in store: the natural beauty of the Rhone and the Moulin-de-Vert nature reserve as well as the charming villages of Cartigny and Avully.

Diversion, Petit-Lancy

The route is being diverted in Petit-Lancy due to a landslide until end of March 2020.

Description

The Rhone, a river with a rich history, flows 812 km from the Gotthard massif to the Mediterranean, with 27 km through Canton Geneva.

The hike begins at La Jonction. After only a few metres, the urban surroundings of Geneva are already left behind and you step into the middle of a green jungle. The path leads alongside the Rhone, home to numerous species of birds, to the tiny village of Loëx, where a spectacular view of the modern town of Lignon opens up. The hike continues opposite the slopes of Vernier to Bois de Châtillon and soon reaches the village of Aire-la-Ville.

The Moulin-de-Vert nature reserve is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna that has evolved in the area of a former meander of the Rhone. Above the slopes, it’s well worthwhile making a stop in the attractive village of Cartigny, with its impressive view of the hollow of the Fort de l'Ecluse. The trail then crosses the Nant des Crues to reach the village of Avully. A site steeped in history: on the slopes of Avully, dominating the Rhone, Julius Caesar moved to conquer Helvetia in 58 BC.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Geneva
Destination
La Plaine
Direction
One way
Altitude (meter above sea level)
424 m
Ascent
480 m
Descent
500 m
Distance
20 km
Duration
5 h 25 min
Duration back
5 h 25 min
Technical requirements
Easy
Physical requirements
Medium
Season
January - December
Elevation profile
480Meter ascents
500Meter descents
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Theme
Along Water
Signalization
Signalisation in both directions
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Map

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Contact

Geneva Tourism
Rue du Mont-Blanc 18
Case postale 1602
1201 Genève
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)22 909 70 00
Fax +41 (0)22 909 70 11
info@geneve.com
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Genève Tourisme
Rue du Mont-Blanc 18
1211 Genève

Phone +41 (0)22 909 70 00
info@geneve.com
geneve.com

Quick Facts

Route number

Distance

20 km

Duration

5 h 25 min

Ascent

480 m

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