• Sport

Hiking loop: châteaux et légendes

A walk that allows you to discover the rural heritage of the Vuache area. See the church and the centre of the village, old farmhouses and farming traditions, and find out about local legends. The piedmont plains of Le Vuache reveal their authentic character.

Sport Hiking loop: châteaux et légendes Vulbens


Departing from Vulbens (74520)
Average length : 01h45
Total elevation gain : 219m
Vertical drop : 219m
Distance : 5.5km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

A walk in rich, unspoilt natural surroundings. Start from the village of Vulbens (ECLA Centre). The path is not signposted for the first 5.5 kms. (Wear hiking boots and appropriate clothing if it is raining). Sightseeing: the farm at Faramaz Castle, Faramaz Castle, the hamlet of La Fontaine, Raclaz d'en bas, Raclaz d'en haut, a fortified house, the view of the Geneva Basin, chestnut trees, the church in Vulbens, Le Vuache Castle and the village of Vulbens.
Reference: FFRP Hiking Guide "Pays du Salève et du Vuache ... à pied" on sale at the Tourism Office

Documentation available in Town Halls, Tourist Offices and shops in the area: detailed 1:25,000 map of hiking trails in the Vuache area (4 €) and ramblers guide ("topoguide") "Pays du Salève et du Vuache.... à pied" (13.30 €).

Total elevation gain : 219m
Altitude max : 660m
Vertical drop : 219m
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    Hôtel / Restaurant du Vuache 74520 VULBENS - Traditional cuisine
    Restaurant " Gouverneur " 74520 VULBENS - Traditional cuisine
    Gaec " Le Vuache " 74520 VULBENS - Farm door sales of pork, beef and veal, pork meat products, apples, pears and fruit juice.


    Free access.


    Animals allowed

    To avoid disturbing wildlife and farm animals, please don't wander off the paths and please keep your dog on a lead.

    Period of practice

    Throughout the year : open daily (Not recommended in bad weather.).

    • Pets welcome
    • Car park
    • Public WC


    Point de départ: Parking du centre ECLA 74520 Vulbens
    Departing from : Vulbens (74520)
    Latitude : 46.101586 - Longitude : 5.928757
    Information update on 28/05/2024 by Office de Tourisme des Monts du Genevois