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Chemin du Funiculaire

Walking/pedestrian in Monnetier-Mornex
5.8 km
Walking/pedestrian
2h 30min
Easy
  • 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.
    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...
    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.
    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.
  • Deals
    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.
  • Difference in height
    432 m
  • Plain text period
    Throughout the year : open daily.
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
432 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 1087 m
  • Minimum altitude : 648 m
  • Total positive elevation : 432 m
  • Total negative elevation : -432 m
  • Max positive elevation : 432 m
  • Min positive elevation : -48 m