GR Balcon du Léman - Chevrier à Saxel

Walking/pedestrian in Chevrier

89.8 km
  • Difference in height

    4185 m
  • Documentation

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

    • Individuals
Points of interest
1 Entre Vergers et Montagne
Chambre indépendante dans une fermette rénovée du début 19ème, dans un cadre champêtre au pied du Vuache, invitant à de nombreuses randonnées. Idéalement située sur la ViaRhôna.<br/>Chambre dans une fermette rénovée du début 19ème, dans un cadre champêtre au pied du Vuache, invitant à de nombreuses randonnées. La ViaRhôna qui rejoint la Méditerranée est à 300m. Genève et son aéroport sont à environ 40 minutes (donc quelques avions passent au dessus de la maison), Annecy à 40km. Venez vous mettre au vert dans une ambiance conviviale.
Dans le village il n'y a ni épicerie, ni restaurant et nous ne sommes pas desservis par les transports en commun.
2 Sainte Victoire oratory Viewing point
200m from the oratory, discover a beautiful view over Jura Montains and Rhone river<br/>According to the legend it was built by a peasant girl after she saw her barn miraculously filled with hay.
3 Chez l'Odette - Relais St Jacques de Compostelle
Gîte d'étape communal dédié aux Pélerins et randonneurs du chemin de St Jacques de Compostelle composé trois dortoirs où une dizaine personnes peuvent s’y reposer.<br/>Salle de bain et cuisine commune. Pas de réservation.
Pour votre confort, prévoyez un sac de couchage ou vos propres draps. Pas de possibilité de demie-pension (prévoir repas). Un frigo est a disposition.
4 Point de Vue Pâturages du Vuache
Le sentier vers le sommet du Vuache débouche dans une clairière vous permettant d’apprécier le paysage qui s’offre à vous autant sur les montagnes des Bornes et le Mont Blanc que sur le plateau de la Semine et les Crêtes du Jura.
5 Loëx village
On a protected, natural plateau, the preserved heritage village of Loëx is located. In the heart of the village you will discover its 13th century chapel and its 15th century private castle which belonged to the Bouvier d’Yvoire family.
6 Café des Crêts
Small mountain inn, in a family and rustic setting, facing Mont Blanc and the Alps.<br/>Come and treat yourself to our "Croûte au fromage" (cheese on toast), revitalise yourself with our salads, omelettes, rustic dishes, or our idea of the day (savoury pies, breaded reblochon cheese, etc.). Food lovers will appreciate our homemade desserts.
With the family or with friends, a moment of simple happiness
7 Saint-Nicolas church
The romanesque Saint Nicolas church is located by the old ramparts of the Haute Bonne commune. The former chapel of the Château de Bonne, its choir dates back to the first half of the 13th century. The nave was added in the 16th century. The church was restored in 2018.
8 Ferme des 4 saisons
Direct from our farm in Reignier, we offer a selection of meats, vegetables, fruit, cheeses, yogurts, and other quality products from local producers.<br/>2 production sites a few hundred metres apart with the same aim of providing you with quality products made from the traditional produce of the area!
PGI Tomme de Savoie, AOP Reblochon, PGI Pomme et Poire de Savoie, Verger BIO.
9 Nordic Centre of Salève
Take to the heights to explore cross-country ski routes and snowshoe trails with stunning views of the Genevois and Mont Blanc. You can buy ski packages and hire equipment at the reception desk.<br/>A volunteer team will welcome you to the Salève cross-country ski centre. They try to offer the best facilities (signage - tracking - equipment hire - staffing the centre) for your activity whether for sport or relaxation.
10 Hôtel Restaurant Baud - closed
A few minutes from Annemasse, the Hotel-Restaurant Baud is one of the largest fine-dining restaurants in the region. The visit is worth the detour, each dish is a work of art prepared by the chef Christophe Morel and his team.<br/>You will discover a refined and inventive cuisine .
At lunchtime during the week, the €27 Menu Tempo, as well as many other menu choices are available. In the evening, the restaurant cuisine depends on the seasonal produce available: meat-themed evenings in the autumn, fish-themed evenings in the spring.
The restaurant terrace opens onto a large garden bordered by a river. This setting is both charming and contemporary and will make your gourmet getaway a very special moment.
11 Hôtel - Restaurant Baud - closed
Close to Geneva and the lake, on the way to the best winter sports resorts, the Hôtel-Restaurant Baud offers an exclusive environment combining traditional charm with modern touches. The rooms and restaurant have terraces opening open onto a superb garden...<br/>This peaceful haven is home to one of the most revered restaurants in Haute-Savoie, as much for its unforgettable wine list as for chef Christophe Morel's inventive and colourful cooking, full of fresh seasonal flavours inspired by the region.
12 L'Observatoire
At the summit of Mount Salève, the Observatoire offers you a traditional, simple but generous cuisine. Relax over a cup of real hot chocolate, just like you can at grandma's<br/>At the summit of Mount Salève and twenty minutes' walk from the cable car station, you will find what you need to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger. In the sunshine or curled up on a sofa, you are guaranteed a relaxing time. And especially look out over the 360-degree view of our beautiful region.... Not to be missed!
13 La Fruitière des Neiges
Discover the most beautiful flavours and regional specialities.<br/>A family business, the Fruitière des Neiges is distinguished by its experience, its know-how and its great passion for the profession of cheese and shines over a large area (Haute Savoie, the Green Valley, the Abondance Valley, the Portes du Soleil , Evian-les-Bains, Geneva ...).
14 La Parenthèse
What is La Parenthèse? It is a wine bar and beer where you can taste different wine references in an original place with a unique decor where the music makes the difference or take away. It is also a fine and local food shop.<br/>It is the perfect place for taking a breather, the ideal place for an break.
15 Les marches de la croisette
A calm restaurant, with grandiose views, where a traditional homemade cuisine awaits you, prepared using local products: cold meats, cheese, soups...
16 Maison du Salève
Maison du Salève is a lively, friendly place where you can explore the history and heritage of the Salève mountain through exhibitions, workshops, guided tours, discovery trails, lectures, and even birthday parties.<br/>Located in the countryside at Présilly, Maison du Salève offers unusual activities connected to its exhibitions, including guided tours, workshops, lectures and nature trails. Walks suitable for people of all ages start from the Maison, including the ‘In the footsteps of the Carthusians’ discovery trail, the pilgrim route to Santiago da Compostela, and the Chemin des Convers, which takes you to summit of the Salève.

The Maison du Salève’s eco-boutique features local artisans, food producers and writers.
17 Observatory Viewing Point
Above the plain of the Genevois, an impressive view of Geneva harbour and its Jet d'Eau. The Jura in front of you.
18 Table d'orientation - Le signal des Voirons
Table d'orientation avec vue panoramique sur le Lac Léman et le Salève.
19 Table d'orientation - Saint-Blaise
La table d'orientation de Saint-Blaise vous offre une vue panoramique sur les nombreux massifs alentours.
20 Gite La petite fruitière
Geneviève and Michel welcome you in their renovated house with a view on the Mont-Blanc. Nearby: hiking trails, Santiago de Compostela path, climbing, castle ruins, orientation board, discovery farm, auberge du Pralet...<br/>Come and discover this sumptuous setting, at the foot of Mont Vuache. Fitted out in an old dairy (Fruitière in Savoyard) for 4 people, 1 room with a double bed, sofa bed in the living room for 2 people, cot and high chair, only animals accompanying disabled people are allowed.
21 Halt of Chaumont
Accommodation in the city-center of a nice little town. Gite opened to everyone : pilgrims of Santiago de Compostella, hikers "Sur les Pas des Huguenots", "Les chemins du soleil". Nearby : possibility to eat at the hostel.<br/>The gite offers an accommodation for hikers.
A dormitory of 12 places, a place to eat, a fitted kitchen, a shower.
Réservations are requested.
Information concerning the other accommodations for the next stages.
22 Gîte La Croisette
Au coeur d'un hameau au col de la Croisette (montagne du Salève) offrant une magnifique vue panoramique sur les montagnes, découvrez ce gite aménagé dans une ancienne ferme traditionnelle restaurée, nichée à 1175m d'altitude.<br/>Dans une ancienne ferme traditionnelle, gite de 82m² (+11 m² mansardés) aménagé sur 3 niveaux, mitoyen à l'habitation du propriétaire. Entrée indépendante.
Rez-de-jardin : cuisine intégrée / table pour les repas, coin détente (poêle à granulés), salle d'eau (vasque, douche, sèche-serviettes, WC, lave-linge). Terrasse devant le gite et accès au jardin.
1er étage (accès par escaliers raides) : séjour (TV), chambre 1 (1 lit 160X200cm, lit bébé).
2ème étage (accès par escaliers raides à pas décalés) : 2ème chambre : grande chambre avec 2 espaces nuit (1 lit 140x190cm et 2 lits 90x190cm).
23 Inter-Hôtel Rey Du Mont-Sion
A delightful hotel in a rustic setting between Geneva and Annecy.

Charming hotel in a rural location, between Geneva and Annecy with a meeting room for 12 people available for residential seminars or study days.<br/>Located at the gateway to Geneva in a rustic setting close to Archamps and the CERN in Annecy. Your bedroom includes a spacious desk area and free Wifi. The restaurant (La Clef des Champs) is adjacent to the hotel.
Discover the footpaths across the Salève, one stage on the pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela (GR65). A special package is available for the pilgrims. Enjoy the summer swimming pool and the tennis court in a beautiful garden!
24 Logis de la Marmotte
Located in the Vallée Verte, the Logis de la Marmotte welcomes you to a panoramic setting between Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc. The house is located 30 minutes from Geneva and Thonon. A lounge/dining room and a kitchen are available for guests' use.<br/>The bedrooms are each equipped with a toilet and bathroom. You will be able to access many sports and cultural activities throughout the year, or simply take advantage of the calm, relaxing nature of the house. Table d'hôtes meals on booking. Horse riders and cyclists welcome. Patrick, a qualified mountain guide and chef will be able to arrange and suggest mountain excursions for you, or organise discovery days: Foraging and cooking wild plants, watching wild animals, snow shoe excursions, trapper excursions etc.
4185 meters of difference in height