• Sport

Hiking loop: Sentier pédestre géologique de la grotte d'Orjobet

Savoie Mont Blanc's choice

This themed path allows you, with the aid of consoles, to discover the geology of Salève and its curiosities: The Grotte d'Orjobet, the Trou de la Tine, the arches of La Corraterie, the Grès des Rochers de Faverges and a 360° view of Geneva and Mont Blanc.

Sport Hiking loop: Sentier pédestre géologique de la grotte d'Orjobet Collonges-sous-Salève


Departing from Collonges-sous-Salève (74160)
Average length : 03h30
Total elevation gain : 770m
Vertical drop : 770m
Distance : 9km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

One of the most difficult trails of the Salève by its duration, its elevation and including aerial passages. It is aimed at experienced hikers. Follow in the footsteps of Horace Bénédict De Saussure, a scientist and mountaineer from Geneva who discovered the Grotto, named after his guide: François Orjobet.

The Grotto is lit by natural openings and was entirely fitted out in 1905 by the Genevoise section of the Swiss Alpine Club with steps and cables to be able to cross it easily.

After crossing the cave, you will pass through the Crêts mountain pastures and their panoramic views of the Genevoise plain on one side and the Mont Blanc on the other.

During your descent you will also pass near the Trou de la Tine which is a kind of chasm whose bottom can be reached by a wide gap.

Total elevation gain : 770m
Altitude max : 1307m
Vertical drop : 770m

Difficult passages

Circuit to avoid in times of rain, frost. Aerial passage (handrail) in the cave and the Corraterie

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    Before heading towards La Corraterie, take the path on your right which will lead you to the Auberge des Crêts for a gourmet break. Approx. 20 minutes on foot.
    For even more details (map, route, description...), you can obtain the Topo Guide to 37 walks and hikes: Pays du Salève et du Vuache on foot. On sale at the Tourist Office for €14.90.

    0/ Parking Le Coin
    1/ From Le Coin car park, take the direction of «La Corraterie par Grotte d'Orjobet».
    2/ At the directional post «Trou de la Tine» continue towards «Le Coin par Grande Gorge».
    3/ A «La Corraterie» always continue towards «Le Coin par Grande Gorge», you will pass through the following directional posts: «Le Grand Palavet», «Sur le Charrot», «Sur La Grande Gorge», «Sous Grande Gorge», «Le Perouzet» and «Les Varappes» before finding the Le Coin car park and your starting point.


    Free access.


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

    Access to the parking lot of Tennis in Collonges sous Salève is closed and prohibited from 20/05/21 and until further notice (Prefectural order of 20/05/21 NA-2021-054).

    Dogs must be kept on a leash due to the presence of herds.

    Period of practice

    All year round.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

    • Pets welcome
    • Car park
    • Picnic area


    Parking du Coin 74160 Collonges-sous-Salève
    Departing from : Collonges-sous-Salève (74160)
    Latitude : 46.132059 - Longitude : 6.156957
    Information update on 21/05/2024 by Conseil Départemental de la Haute-Savoie