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Funicular railway path

Funicular railway path

From the village of Monnetier-Mornex, full of the charm of the Belle Epoque, head for the upper cable car station by following the old track on which the small rack-and-pinion train used to run, carrying crowds of visitors from the Geneva area up until the 1930s.
Level: Easy
Along the way you'll discover the remains of the old funicular rail track (bridges, station in Monnetier and track ballast). After climbing up through the woods, you'll reach the alpine pastures at the upper cable car terminus where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Geneva. The funicular railway was inaugurated in 1892 but it fell into decline in 1935.

5.8 km
2 h 30 mn
2 h 30 mn
max. 1082 m
min. 648 m
450 m
450 m

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Starting point

Point de départ: Route des deux Salèves - Parking de l'Église
74560 Monnetier-Mornex
Lat : 46.1604Lng : 6.20648
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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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Open period

Throughout the year : open daily.

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Office de Tourisme des Monts de Genève - 12/10/2018
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Don't forget to take the Salève cable car - one of the finest observation platforms in Europe awaits you at the top!
Botany trail, playground, authorised barbecue area, viewing table, restaurant with panoramic view. In Mornex, see the plaque commemorating Richard Wagner and John Ruskin, famous people who stayed at the Pavillon des Glycines. Don't miss the Anglican chapel and the small chapels.

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