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Les Pitons via the Chavanne pastures

Credit : Eric Dürr

From Archamps, the path runs up to the Grand Piton (alt. 1380 metres, highest point in the Salève range) through meadows and woodland. From the pastures at the summit, there are 360º panoramic views!
A breathtaking view including Geneva and the Alps. On the way, you'll see the Archamps rocks, the Chavanne pastures grazed by dairy herds and the Grand Piton (summit and Bastian Tower).
For more details (map, route, description...), you can obtain the Hiking Guide with 37 walks and hikes: "Pays du Salève et du Vuache à pied". On sale at the Tourism Office of St Julien and the Genevois for 14.50€.

8.4 km
4 h
max. 1378 m
min. 725 m
700 m
700 m

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Starting point

Points de départ: Verrières (Neydens), Archamps ou Blécheins Route forestière chez Servant
74160 Archamps
Lat : 46.1172Lng : 6.14091
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Le Grand Piton viewing point.

Le Grand Piton is the highest point of Le Salève offering a view mainly...Read more

Alpage de la Thuile 74160 Beaumont
Lat : 46.0944Lng : 6.1395
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Open period

Throughout the year : open daily.

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Office de Tourisme des Monts de Genève - 21/02/2019
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Fairly easy discovery trail in Archamps, called the "Oak Path".
In the hamlet of Verrières, there are some beautiful old houses, a Cross that is a historic monument and the Prisoners' Chapel.

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