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Le Pas de l'Echelle

Walking/pedestrian in Étrembières
4.4 km
Walking/pedestrian
4h 20min
Hard
  • Classic Salève hike, round trip to the Upper Station of the Cableway from the district of Pas de l'Échelle in Etrembières. Discover the history of the oldest trail of the Salève, with an impressive panorama !

    The hike of the Pas de l'Echelle will make you discover a rich natural and historical heritage in the heart of the Salève mountain. The climb is first made by an old trail dating from the 14th century, original by its steps carved out of stone, allowing to cross the rocky bar between...
    Classic Salève hike, round trip to the Upper Station of the Cableway from the district of Pas de l'Échelle in Etrembières. Discover the history of the oldest trail of the Salève, with an impressive panorama !

    The hike of the Pas de l'Echelle will make you discover a rich natural and historical heritage in the heart of the Salève mountain. The climb is first made by an old trail dating from the 14th century, original by its steps carved out of stone, allowing to cross the rocky bar between the Petit Salève and the Salève.

    You will then walk towards the village of Monnetier and its castle built on the cliff side at the beginning of the 16th century, by François-Prosper of Geneva-Lullin. Retrace the history of the Golden Age of Geneva tourism in the 19th century, as evidenced by the tunnel of the Old Funicular and its railway that you will have the opportunity to observe during your walk.

    The Station of arrival of the Cable Car, the highest point of the route, offers a superb view of the Geneva basin and the Lake Geneva. The Salève cable car is closed for work until spring 2023, the return is by the same way, in the opposite direction.
  • 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
    685 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
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685 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 1103 m
  • Minimum altitude : 419 m
  • Total positive elevation : 685 m
  • Total negative elevation : -24 m
  • Max positive elevation : 402 m
  • Min positive elevation : -15 m