• Sport

Balcon des Crêts

Savoie Mont Blanc's choice

Easy walk on a landscaped path through vast alpine plains. Enjoy exceptional views of Mont Blanc, Annecy lake, the valleys of Arve and Giffre, the town of Geneva and Lake Geneva.

Sport Balcon des Crêts Collonges-sous-Salève


Departing from Collonges-sous-Salève (74160)
Average length : 01h25
Total elevation gain : 121m
Vertical drop : 121m
Distance : 5.3km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Easy family walk, the hike of the Balcon des Crêts will allow you to walk on the mountain of Salève in a remarkable faunistic and floristic area.

From the parking lot known as «Du Crêts» you will leave for a loop of a little longer than 5km to discover the alpages and the panoramic viewpoints of Lake Geneva and Annecy, but also on the high snowy peaks of the Alps.

Close to the paragliding take-off, take the opportunity to admire the show of the pilots during the take-off.

When you return from your loop, you can quench your thirst with a cold drink offered by the Café des Crêts, near the starting car park.

Total elevation gain : 121m
Altitude max : 1300m
Vertical drop : 121m

Further informations

Rock, Ground

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    0/ Parking Sur la Grande Gorge
    1/ From the parking lot, go towards «La Bouillette par Grange Gaby», you will go through the following directional posts: «Grange Gaby», «La Pile», and «Sous les Crêts» before reaching «La Bouillette»
    2/ From «La Bouillette» follow the direction of «Alpage des Crêts».
    3/ From the post «Alpage des Crêts» continue towards «Sur le Charrot».
    4/ From «Sur le Charrot» continue towards «Sur la Grande Gorge»
    5/ At the road and at the «Sur la Grande Gorge» post, turn right to reach the car park and your starting point.


    Free of charge


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French

    Period of practice

    Throughout the year : open daily.

    • Pets welcome


    Parking Sur La Grande Gorge, proche du café des Crêts 74160 Collonges-sous-Salève
    Departing from : Collonges-sous-Salève (74160)
    Latitude : 46.140089 - Longitude : 6.184881
    Information update on 05/01/2023 by Conseil Départemental de la Haute-Savoie