• Sport

Hiking loop: chemin du Funiculaire

From the village of Monnetier-Mornex, full of the charm of the Belle Epoque, head for the upper cable car station by following the old track on which the small rack-and-pinion train used to run, carrying crowds of visitors from the Geneva area up until the 1930s.

Sport Hiking loop: chemin du Funiculaire Monnetier-Mornex


Departing from Monnetier-Mornex (74560)
Average length : 02h30
Total elevation gain : 450m
Vertical drop : 450m
Distance : 5.5km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Level: Easy
Along the way you'll discover the remains of the old funicular rail track (bridges, station in Monnetier and track ballast). After climbing up through the woods, you'll reach the alpine pastures at the upper cable car terminus where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Geneva. The funicular railway was inaugurated in 1892 but it fell into decline in 1935.

Total elevation gain : 450m
Altitude max : 1080m
Vertical drop : 450m



Topoguides references

Guidebook of 37 walks and cycle routes: Salève and Vuache regions by foot.

Don't forget to take the Salève cable car - one of the finest observation platforms in Europe awaits you at the top!
Botany trail, playground, authorised barbecue area, viewing table, restaurant with panoramic view. In Mornex, see the plaque commemorating Richard Wagner and John Ruskin, famous people who stayed at the Pavillon des Glycines. Don't miss the Anglican chapel and the small chapels.


Free access.


Animals allowed
Languages of documentation : French
Languages informatives signs : French

A part of the route is also used by mountain bikes, care is required.

Period of practice

Throughout the year : open daily.

  • Pets welcome
  • Restaurant
  • Picnic area
  • Car park
  • Orientation board


Point de départ: Route des deux Salèves - Parking de l'Église 74560 Monnetier-Mornex
Departing from : Monnetier-Mornex (74560)
Latitude : 46.160401 - Longitude : 6.206481

Start from the car park at the church.

Information update on 17/05/2024 by Office de Tourisme des Monts du Genevois