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Les Pitons par l'alpage de Chavanne

Walking/pedestrian in Archamps
8.4 km
Walking/pedestrian
4h
Medium
  • From Archamps, the path runs up to the Grand Piton (alt. 1380 metres, highest point in the Salève range) through meadows and woodland. From the pastures at the summit, there are 360º panoramic views!

    A breathtaking view including Geneva and the Alps. On the way, you'll see the Archamps rocks, the Chavanne pastures grazed by dairy herds and the Grand Piton (summit and Bastian Tower).
    For more details (map, route, description...), you can obtain the Hiking Guide with 37 walks and hikes:...
    From Archamps, the path runs up to the Grand Piton (alt. 1380 metres, highest point in the Salève range) through meadows and woodland. From the pastures at the summit, there are 360º panoramic views!

    A breathtaking view including Geneva and the Alps. On the way, you'll see the Archamps rocks, the Chavanne pastures grazed by dairy herds and the Grand Piton (summit and Bastian Tower).
    For more details (map, route, description...), you can obtain the Hiking Guide with 37 walks and hikes: "Pays du Salève et du Vuache à pied". On sale at the Tourism Office for 14.90€.
  • Deals
    Fairly easy discovery trail in Archamps, called the "Oak Path". In the hamlet of Verrières, there are some beautiful old houses, a Cross that is a historic monument and the Prisoners' Chapel.
  • Difference in height
    693 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
Points of interest
1 Le Grand Piton viewing point.
Le Grand Piton is the highest point of Le Salève offering a view mainly focused on the Genevois region and Jura.
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693 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 1375 m
  • Minimum altitude : 721 m
  • Total positive elevation : 693 m
  • Total negative elevation : -409 m
  • Max positive elevation : 312 m
  • Min positive elevation : -306 m