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Les bords de l'Arve - De Gaillard à Arthaz en VTT

Mountain biking in Annemasse

10.0 km
Mountain biking
2h 30min
Easy
  • 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 Bois de Vernaz
‘Le Bois de Vernaz’ on the banks of the river Arve is a natural, wooded location offering walkers and mountain bikers a place in which to spend some time relaxing and discovering the local fauna and flora.<br/>‘Le Bois de Vernaz’ is a natural area of interest for ecology, flora and fauna. It has been subject to important forest management in order to ensure its sustainability. The wood has been given an educational role with the creation of a hiking trail and the erection of several information panels.
2 Île aux Castors
Témoin de l’ancien aspect tressé de l’Arve, le torrent présente sur Gaillard un bras au niveau du Bois de la Châtelaine. C’est ainsi qu’une île trône fièrement dans un méandre de l’Arve.<br/>Elle a été baptisée "île aux Castors" car elle abrite une famille de castors, cet étonnant rongeur. Il utilise les berges pour y creuser sa hutte, dont l'entrée se trouve sous l’eau.
En grande partie boisée l'île propose également de nombreux arbres typiques des ripisylves comme les saules, les peupliers et les aulnes que le castor abat en les taillant en forme de crayons afin de manger l'écorce des jeunes branches.
Le boisement abrite également une multitude d'oiseaux qui viennent trouver nourriture et refuges sur l'île (geai des chênes, pic épeiche, sitelle torchepot...). Les bancs de galets où s'immisce le sable fin sont une aubaine pour les oiseaux de bord de rivière.
On peut y observer notamment le cincle plongeur et les bergeronnettes qui pondent leurs œufs entre les galets.
3 L'Arvi
Come to the Arvi restaurant and enjoy traditional dishes that are no longer found elsewhere, and are one of the reasons this place has such a good reputation!<br/>You will also discover in the "salad bowls", named after a time when you only had to cross the street, a selection of new but ever so tasty creations inspired by the regions of France and further afield! As one of the restaurant's faithful customers recalled: At the Arvi, it is true when you go there you're delighted, and when you leave ... you want to go back again!!
4 La Yourte Restaurant
Come and discover our region's flavours, classic dishes, vegetarian dishes and also our original creations!<br/>Our aim is to offer a seasonal cuisine which is both traditional and modern. We favour local producers who are passionate about their produces. Wines are selected using the prestigious Bettane + Desseauve wine guide and the members of the Mercure Wine Club. We also offer regional wines.
To make it easier to taste them, we offer several different glass sizes.
It couldn’t be more simple, just choose your wine and the quantity you would like!
5 Mercure Annemasse Porte de Genève
Ideally located for your business trips or holidays, close to Geneva, its airport and its Exhibition Centre, as well as ski resorts, all in a lush green setting, welcome to the Mercure Annemasse Porte de Genève hotel.<br/>79 air-conditioned rooms, including 11 Comfort rooms and 10 Privilege rooms, fully renovated. Come and experience our new "Privilege" rooms: bed with mattress overlay, memory foam pillows, dressing gown, slippers, Nespresso coffee machine, iHome docking station, mini bar with free soft drinks. The Restaurant La Yourte, with its terrace beside the pool, is open 7 days a week and serves traditional cuisine and also regional dishes. To make your arrival easier, our large, enclosed private car park is available for your use free of charge.
An ideal place to stop off on your way to the ski resorts! 5 meeting rooms can be used for your presentations, seminars and cocktails, and also for your private functions (weddings, birthday and anniversaries etc).
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