Route touristique - Le Salève Côté Bornes

Mountain biking, Horse-riding in Cruseilles
35.9 km
Mountain biking
35.9 km
  • Departure
  • Difference in height
    696 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 Le Pont de la Caille - Charles Albert
A bridge dating from 1839, representing the industrial engineering know-how of the period. The bridge has been listed as a Historic Monument since 1966. It is also one of the 25 emblematic tourist sites in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.<br/>The idea of building a suspension bridge was approved in 1834 by King Charles-Albert, Duke of Savoy, who gave his name to the structure. 180m long and 147m high, the bridge is now entirely pedestrianized.

Historically, crossing the gorges of the river Usses was difficult and dangerus. From the 18th century, the introdution of a new era of the appeasement of a dispute between the Calvinist Republic of Geneva and the Catholic Duchy of Savoy revitalised the Annecy - Geneva route, requiring a definite need for a suspention bridge. Savoy was under the authority of the House of Savoy, but it was engineers from the French Ponts et Chaussée establishment of engeneering that were retained, M. Belin and M. Lehaitre. Work began on March 10, 1838 and would last 16 months.
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2 Viewpoint: Allonzier la Caille
Over a hundred meters above the gorge, this footbridge offers an incredible view of the bridge and the landscape.
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4 Terre Ferme
Terre Ferme
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5 Cruseilles church
The church was built in the 12th century with a great deal of participation from Cruseilliens. It was renovated in 1752 and 1833.
6 Old town of Cruseilles
The old town of Cruseilles revolves around the Place de la Halle. For centuries, this square was the vital center of the town. Here, the past can be read on the facades and the footsteps of history echo on the cobblestones.
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7 Lac des Dronières
Lac des Dronières is accessible all year round for family outings.
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8 Villy-le-Bouveret church
The Saint-Pierre church in Villy-le-Bouveret has a bell called "Barbara" dating from 1582. It has been classified by the Beaux Arts since 1943, due to its particular stamp, which is linked to the large quantity of silver of which it is made.
9 Viewpoint: La Côte
Panoramic view of the Salève massif from the road to Chez Trosset in Menthonnex-en-Bornes.
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11 Le Sappey church
The Sainte-Consorce church in Le Sappey is located in the center of the village, above the town hall.
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12 Orientation table: Le Sappey
The orientation table at Le Sappey offers a panoramic view of the many mountain ranges in the area.
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13 Old customs
Discover the old customs house in the village of Le Sappey, on the edge of the départementale n°15. Customs posts were built to control the entry and exit of goods, but also of Zonian farms.
14 Vovray-en-Bornes church
Vovray-en-Bornes church is located in the center of the village.
696 meters of difference in height