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Place de la Gare
74100 Annemasse
Le Pas de l'Echelle
Le Pas de l'Echelle
Le Pas de l'Echelle
Le Pas de l'Echelle

Le Pas de l'Echelle -

A loop walk that shows the steepness of the U-shaped glacial valleys. The cable car does most of the work for you and you can take a stroll in Monnetier-Mornex. One of the finest panoramic views in Europe from the top terminus!

Signage: directional signposts
The climb begins on a very old path (14th century) which is unusual because of the steps carved into the rock. You'll pass close to the tunnel for the old funicular railway and the old entrance to Ermitage Castle. To complete the loop, take the Salève cable car for a breathtaking view of Geneva.

4.4 km
2 h 30 mn
max. 1096 m
min. 418 m
670 m
670 m

Altimetric profile

Starting point

Point de départ : Parking de la gare inférieure du téléphérique du Salève
74100 Étrembières
Lat : 46.163Lng : 6.18937
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The Salève cable car

In 4 minutes, you can reach the Salève summit. Upon arrival, admire...Read more

route du téléphérique 74100 Étrembières
Lat : 46.1628Lng : 6.18917
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At the summit of Mount Salève, l'Observatoire offers you a traditional,...Read more

8200 route des 3 lacs 74560 Monnetier-Mornex
Lat : 46.1457Lng : 6.18813
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5 informations complémentaires


Phone :
04 50 95 28 42
04 50 95 07 10

Email :

Website :

Open period

All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.

Updated by

Office de Tourisme des Monts de Genève - 12/01/2019
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You can extend the walk beyond the village of Le Pas de l'Echelle by taking the cross-border path to Sierne (guidebook available in local libraries). Along the way are information panels on the biological corridors created by local schoolchildren. Sights include the lakes and marshes of the islands in the River Arve, bourgeois residences in Sierne and Veyrier and the castle and chapel in Etrembières.

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