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Excursion under the full moon

A stunning, gourmet excursion in the moonlight in Le Salève led by a guide from the Bureau de la Montagne du Salève. Walk through mountain pastures and woodland, savour a break with an aperitif and local products and enjoy walking back under the stars by torchlight. And to round things off, relish a Savoie-style meal in warm and friendly surroundings with breath-taking views!

Olivier Dunand, Bureau de la Montagne du SalèveOlivier Dunand, Bureau de la Montagne du Salève

“The mountain at night is as bright as daylight, with the moon reflecting off the snow.”

Olivier Dunand, Bureau de la montagne du Salève

Do you enjoy the warmth and friendship of an aperitif in the mountains in summer? We suggest you try out another facet of the mountains with these moonlit walks in the middle of winter!
Do you have what you need? Once you’re wrapped up in warm clothes and with snowshoes on your feet (if the snow is there) the walk can begin!

#Atmosphere

Let your eyes adjust to the darkness while admiring the view of the lights in Geneva. The torch and the full moon will guide your way during the walk
Keep your ears open! Listen to the night-time sounds and keep your eyes open for animal tracks. Above all, don’t forget to look up and admire the stars and full moon – the real star of the evening!

#Adventure

Set off for a unique 2-hour adventure with Olivier Dunand, a guide from the Bureau de la Montagne du Salève.
Worried you won’t be able to keep up? No need! Olivier will guide you perfectly through the mountain pastures and woodland and knows how to adapt the walk to suit your level.

#Anecdotes

Do you know what Gargantua, Horace Bénédict de Saussure, wild boar, Empress Sissi, Alphonse de Lamartine, rock climbing and Schweppes have in common? Le Salève of course!
Throughout the evening, Olivier will tell you several anecdotes about the unusual history of this modest mountain – well, modest in appearance only!

#Aperitif

Enjoy a little sociable break during the walk with an aperitif made using local products carefully prepared by Olivier. White wine, farmhouse fruit juice, cheese and sausage are on the menu, all served in magnificent, natural surroundings!
Want the evening to last longer? You can opt to enjoy a delicious meal in the Les Marches de la Croisette restaurant!

For one evening, set off on an unusual adventure and let yourself be charmed by the nocturnal beauty of Le Salève.

FROM

35 €

PER PERSON

12 years and over. Group: from 5 to 14 people.

4 dates

  • Tuesday 16 December
  • Friday 14 January
  • Saturday 12 February
  • Friday 18 March

Special trip on Valentine’s Day, 14 February 2022!

The agenda:

  • 6.00 pm – Meet up in La Croisette, the mountain guide will wait for you before setting off on the walk (meet up at 6.30 pm on Friday).
  • 7.45 pm – 100% local aperitif: white wine, farmhouse fruit juice, cheese and sausage, all served in magnificent, natural surroundings.
  • 8.30 pm – Return to La Croisette. Optional continuation of the evening at the Les Marches de la Croisette restaurant.

Easy level hike.

2 hours of walking, 150m difference in altitude. The activity’s duration and pace are subject to change depending on weather conditions and fitness levels within the group.

Equipment provided: aperitif, torches

Equipment to bring: high-cut shoes and warm sports clothing, gloves, hats, water in case in a backpack, headlamp, snowshoes if you have them.

Snowshoes are available if needed. Please say if you require equipment.

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