Salève, Voirons, Vuache, all your activities here !
As its name indicates, this Long Distance Path (Chemin de Grande Randonnée) leads all the way around Lake Geneva, the largest of the alpine lakes, along its ridges. The navigation of Le Vuache, Mont Sion, Le Salève and Les Voirons is the opportunity to discover the southern point of the lake from the Genevois Haut-Savoyard.
After leaving Geneva, the pilgrims' path goes through gently-rolling wooded countryside with views of the snow-capped Jura mountains. Beyond that is the Rhône with its vine-clad hillsides and drained marshes dotted with poplar trees.
This trail, which has fairly steep gradients, will take you from the Lac de Machilly to the Signal des Voirons, the highest peak of these mountains at 1480 m.
This walk along the Arve offers both walkers and mountain bikers a moment of relaxation and discovery of local fauna and flora as well as magnificent viewpoints of the massif des Bornes, the Haut-Giffre or even Mont-Blanc.
From its source in the Voirons mountains, the river Foron runs right across the Annemasse-Les Voirons area. From Machilly to Gaillard, the banks of the river are surfaced and it's very enjoyable to follow them through the farmland plains, the marshes and the villages.
As you pass through the forest on the hillside and across the fields of crops on the plateau, you can find out all about the natural environment thanks to fifteen thematic information boards designed by schoolchildren in the Vuache area.
Le Salève offers a staggering view which opens onto Geneva and Lake Geneva and extends from Jura to Mont-Blanc. It also offers a fascinating history and surprising biotopes. Come and follow in the footsteps of Rousseau, Wagner and Lamartine who stayed here.
A long walk around this picturesque Jurassic mountain range. Between the Ecluse passage and the village of Chaumont, Mount Vuache provides a striking contrast with forest to the east and rock faces to the west.