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Sentier géologique de la grotte d'Orjobet

Walking/pedestrian in Collonges-sous-Salève
9.1 km
Walking/pedestrian
3h 30min
Hard
  • This themed path allows you, with the aid of consoles, to discover the geology of Salève and its curiosities: The Grotte d'Orjobet, the Trou de la Tine, the arches of La Corraterie, the Grès des Rochers de Faverges and a 360° view of Geneva and Mont Blanc.

    One of the most difficult trails of the Salève by its duration, its elevation and including aerial passages. It is aimed at experienced hikers. Follow in the footsteps of Horace Bénédict De Saussure, a scientist and mountaineer from...
    This themed path allows you, with the aid of consoles, to discover the geology of Salève and its curiosities: The Grotte d'Orjobet, the Trou de la Tine, the arches of La Corraterie, the Grès des Rochers de Faverges and a 360° view of Geneva and Mont Blanc.

    One of the most difficult trails of the Salève by its duration, its elevation and including aerial passages. It is aimed at experienced hikers. Follow in the footsteps of Horace Bénédict De Saussure, a scientist and mountaineer from Geneva who discovered the Grotto, named after his guide: François Orjobet.

    The Grotto is lit by natural openings and was entirely fitted out in 1905 by the Genevoise section of the Swiss Alpine Club with steps and cables to be able to cross it easily.

    After crossing the cave, you will pass through the Crêts mountain pastures and their panoramic views of the Genevoise plain on one side and the Mont Blanc on the other.

    During your descent you will also pass near the Trou de la Tine which is a kind of chasm whose bottom can be reached by a wide gap.
  • Difference in height
    742 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
742 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 1283 m
  • Minimum altitude : 615 m
  • Total positive elevation : 742 m
  • Total negative elevation : -742 m
  • Max positive elevation : 554 m
  • Min positive elevation : -608 m