On the way, there is a breathtaking view of the Geneva region and Arve Valley. You'll be close to the site of the Allobroges encampment (an old hillfort on the Petit Salève which was of military importance in Gallo-Roman times and of commercial importance at a later period). Plants typical of southern regions, such as orchids. In Monnetier-Mornex, you'll see the old weather station, the old station of the Salève funicular railway (now the Town Hall), and hotels and boarding houses dating from the 19th century, as well as the Ermitage castle. En route, at Mornex, you will discover the plaque to Wagner and Ruskin, famous people who stayed at the Pavillon des Glycines.
Guidebook of 37 walks and cycle routes: Salève and Vuache regions by foot.
Monnetier-Mornex is home to the magnificent Hermitage Castle. In Mornex, you'll see a plaque commemorating Wagner and Ruskin who stayed in the Pavillon des Glycines (famous people). On the Grand Salève, take the cable car for a truly breathtaking view. There is also a botany trail with, again, some magnificent views of Lake Geneva and the city.
Remember to take your water bottle with you! Part of the route is shared with a mountain biking route, take care.
Period of practice
All year round.
- Pets welcome
This path runs through an area protected by a local bylaw on the preservation of the biotope. Please comply with the regulations displayed at the entrance. In particular, do not build a fire, keep your dog on a lead, and do not pick any flowers.