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Hiking loop: Pierre-Vieille

Pierre Vieille
Pierre Vieille
Credit : Eric Dürr

Description

This woodland walk gets its name (literally "old stone") from one of the largest boulders scattered across the mountainside. These "crumbs" of Mont-Blanc are a reminder that the Salève was once totally covered by glaciers.

On the way, enjoy the superb panoramic view of the Alps and Mont-Blanc, the Arve Valley and Geneva. You'll also see the famous "Old Stone" boulder deposited here from the Mont Blanc range. In Monnetier-Mornex, the 19th-century hotels and guest houses and the old funicular railway station serve as a reminder that the village is a mountain holiday resort very popular with people from the Geneva area.

Technical Information

Walking
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
2h30mn
Dist.
7.1 km
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Altimetric profile

Starting point

parking de la mairie Mornex , 74560 Monnetier-Mornex
Lat : 46.16138Lng : 6.227789

Additional information

Open period

All year: open daily.

Updated by

Office de Tourisme des Monts du Genevois - 24/06/2024
www.montsdugenevois.com
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Tips

In Monnetier-Mornex, you'll see Ermitage Castle and a short discovery trail revealing the visitor heritage in the village. In Mornex, there is a plaque commemorating the time spent here by Wagner and Ruskin (famous people who stayed here, in the Pavillon des Glycines). On the Grand Salève, you can take the cable car and see the botany trail. Wherever you go, there are breathtaking views of Geneva and its lake. Small shops in Mornex.

Contact

Phone :
04 50 95 28 42
04 50 04 71 63

Email : ot@montsdegeneve.com

Website : www.cirkwi.com/fr/circuit/54528-pierre-vieille

Topo guides and map references

Topo guides references :
Guidebook of 37 walks and cycle routes: Salève and Vuache regions by foot.

Location complements

Leave your car in the car park at the Rayon de Soleil care home.

Tricky passages

slippery overhead passages in rain, snow or icy conditions

Reception complements

During the walk, you will cross an area protected by a prefectoral biotope bylaw. Comply with the regulations displayed at its entrance. In particular, do not pick flowers, do not light fires and keep your dog on a lead.

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Image Monts du Genevois
proposed by Monts du Genevois
2 Place de la Gare 74100 Annemasse France

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Caution!
We have no information on the difficulty of this circuit. You may encounter some surprises along the way. Before you go, please feel free to inquire more and take all necessary precautions. Have a good trip! 🌳🥾