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Le Pas de l'Echelle

Walking/pedestrian in Étrembières

4.4 km
Walking/pedestrian
2h 30min
Medium
  • A loop walk that shows the steepness of the U-shaped glacial valleys. The cable car does most of the work for you and you can take a stroll in Monnetier-Mornex. One of the finest panoramic views in Europe from the top terminus!

    Signage: directional signposts
    The climb begins on a very old path (14th century) which is unusual because of the steps carved into the rock. You'll pass close to the tunnel for the old funicular railway and the old entrance to Ermitage Castle. To complete the...
    A loop walk that shows the steepness of the U-shaped glacial valleys. The cable car does most of the work for you and you can take a stroll in Monnetier-Mornex. One of the finest panoramic views in Europe from the top terminus!

    Signage: directional signposts
    The climb begins on a very old path (14th century) which is unusual because of the steps carved into the rock. You'll pass close to the tunnel for the old funicular railway and the old entrance to Ermitage Castle. To complete the loop, take the Salève cable car for a breathtaking view of Geneva.
  • Deals

    You can extend the walk beyond the village of Le Pas de l'Echelle by taking the cross-border path to Sierne (guidebook available in local libraries). Along the way are information panels on the biological corridors created by local schoolchildren. Sights include the lakes and marshes of the islands in the River Arve, bourgeois residences in Sierne and Veyrier and the castle and chapel in Etrembières.
  • Difference in height

    684 m
  • Plain text period

    All year round.

    Subject to favorable weather.
  • 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 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!
684 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 1101 m
  • Minimum altitude : 419 m
  • Total positive elevation : 684 m
  • Total negative elevation : -21 m
  • Max positive elevation : 680 m
  • Min positive elevation : -16 m