• Sport

Hiking trail: les Pitons par l'alpage de Chavanne

From Archamps, the path runs up to the Grand Piton (alt. 1380 metres, highest point in the Salève range) through meadows and woodland. From the pastures at the summit, there are 360º panoramic views!

Sport Hiking trail: les Pitons par l'alpage de Chavanne Archamps


Departing from Archamps (74160)
Average length : 04h00
Total elevation gain : 700m
Vertical drop : 700m
Distance : 11km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

A breathtaking view including Geneva and the Alps. On the way, you'll see the Archamps rocks, the Chavanne pastures grazed by dairy herds and the Grand Piton (summit and Bastian Tower).
For more details (map, route, description...), you can obtain the Hiking Guide with 37 walks and hikes: "Pays du Salève et du Vuache à pied". On sale at the Tourism Office for 14.90€.

Total elevation gain : 700m
Altitude max : 1340m
Vertical drop : 700m


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Further informations

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    Fairly easy discovery trail in Archamps, called the "Oak Path".
    In the hamlet of Verrières, there are some beautiful old houses, a Cross that is a historic monument and the Prisoners' Chapel.


    Free access.


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

    The path crosses pasture and meadows. Please close the gates behind you and keep your dog on a lead. Take special care in winter - the ground can be very slippery.

    Period of practice

    Open every day, but recommended in summer, or in dry weather.

    • Pets welcome
    • Picnic area


    Points de départ: Hameau Chez Servant ou Chef lieu d'Archamps, Route forestière chez Servant 74160 Archamps
    Departing from : Archamps (74160)
    Latitude : 46.118495 - Longitude : 6.138675

    Parking lot before the barrier of the forest road between the hamlets of Blécheins and Pommeraies, 1km south of the village on the D145.

    Moving across the city : Archamps (74160), Présilly (74160)
    Information update on 21/05/2024 by Office de Tourisme des Monts du Genevois