101 Sentier du Rhône
101 Sentier du Rhône

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Sentier du Rhône

Sentier du Rhône

Genève–La Plaine

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Sentier du Rhône

Sentier du Rhône

The hike from Geneva to La Plaine has some surprises in store: the natural beauty of the Rhone and the Moulin-de-Vert nature reserve as well as the charming villages of Cartigny and Avully.
The Rhone, a river with a rich history, flows 812 km from the Gotthard massif to the Mediterranean, with 27 km through Canton Geneva.

The hike begins at La Jonction. After only a few metres, the urban surroundings of Geneva are already left behind and you step into the middle of a green jungle. The path leads alongside the Rhone, home to numerous species of birds, to the tiny village of Loëx, where a spectacular view of the modern town of Lignon opens up. The hike continues opposite the slopes of Vernier to Bois de Châtillon and soon reaches the village of Aire-la-Ville.

The Moulin-de-Vert nature reserve is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna that has evolved in the area of a former meander of the Rhone. Above the slopes, it’s well worthwhile making a stop in the attractive village of Cartigny, with its impressive view of the hollow of the Fort de l'Ecluse. The trail then crosses the Nant des Crues to reach the village of Avully. A site steeped in history: on the slopes of Avully, dominating the Rhone, Julius Caesar moved to conquer Helvetia in 58 BC.
The hike from Geneva to La Plaine has some surprises in store: the natural beauty of the Rhone and the Moulin-de-Vert nature reserve as well as the charming villages of Cartigny and Avully.
The Rhone, a river with a rich history, flows 812 km from the Gotthard massif to the Mediterranean, with 27 km through Canton Geneva.

The hike begins at La Jonction. After only a few metres, the urban surroundings of Geneva are already left behind and you step into the middle of a green jungle. The path leads alongside the Rhone, home to numerous species of birds, to the tiny village of Loëx, where a spectacular view of the modern town of Lignon opens up. The hike continues opposite the slopes of Vernier to Bois de Châtillon and soon reaches the village of Aire-la-Ville.

The Moulin-de-Vert nature reserve is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna that has evolved in the area of a former meander of the Rhone. Above the slopes, it’s well worthwhile making a stop in the attractive village of Cartigny, with its impressive view of the hollow of the Fort de l'Ecluse. The trail then crosses the Nant des Crues to reach the village of Avully. A site steeped in history: on the slopes of Avully, dominating the Rhone, Julius Caesar moved to conquer Helvetia in 58 BC.
20 km | 1 Stage
480 m | 500 m
5 h 25 min
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Genève, rond-point Jonction
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Arrival / return travel La Plaine
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Contact

Genève Tourisme
Rue du Mont-Blanc 18
1211 Genève
Tel. +41 (0)22 909 70 00
info@geneve.com
www.geneve.com

Services

Accommodation

Hôtel Montana
Hôtel Montana
Genève
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Places

Geneva
Geneva
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Places of interest

Musée et Institut Voltaire
Musée et Institut Voltaire
Flower Clock
Flower Clock
International Museum of the Reformation
International Museum of the Reformation
Maison Tavel
Maison Tavel
Place du Bourg-de-Four
Place du Bourg-de-Four
Reformation Wall
Reformation Wall
St-Peter's Cathedral
St-Peter's Cathedral
Town Hall
Town Hall
Old Carouge
Old Carouge
Teppes of Verbois
Teppes of Verbois
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization