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Balcon des Allobroges

Walking/pedestrian in Monnetier-Mornex

3.0 km
Walking/pedestrian
1h 30min
Easy
  • This walk combines impressive views (Geneva region, Arve Valley) with an exceptional plant life that thrives in the southern microclimate. You'll also see the traces of some of the region's oldest inhabitants!
    On the way, there is a breathtaking view of the Geneva region and Arve Valley. You'll be close to the site of the Allobroges encampment (an old hillfort on the Petit Salève which was of military importance in Gallo-Roman times and of commercial importance at a later period). Plants...
    This walk combines impressive views (Geneva region, Arve Valley) with an exceptional plant life that thrives in the southern microclimate. You'll also see the traces of some of the region's oldest inhabitants!
    On the way, there is a breathtaking view of the Geneva region and Arve Valley. You'll be close to the site of the Allobroges encampment (an old hillfort on the Petit Salève which was of military importance in Gallo-Roman times and of commercial importance at a later period). Plants typical of southern regions, such as orchids. In Monnetier-Mornex, you'll see the old weather station, the old station of the Salève funicular railway (now the Town Hall), and hotels and boarding houses dating from the 19th century, as well as the Ermitage castle. En route, at Mornex, you will discover the plaque to Wagner and Ruskin, famous people who stayed at the Pavillon des Glycines.
  • Documentation

    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
  • Accepted customers

    • Individuals