Mont Salève
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My Journeys - 2004

View of Mont Blanc and the French Alps from Saleve

Useful Links:

- The hiking paths and routes of Saleve's north face (English)
- Access: (French)
- Trek to Saleve every Sunday, organized freely by L’Association Genevoise des Amis du Salève (AGAS) (French)
- Understand local geology (French)
- L'Itinéraire géologique et Botanique du Grand Salève (French)


- A vivid illustration of Geneva and the surrounding Alps. Mont Saleve is just situated above Geneva.
- Mont Saleve in the Geneva Lake Valley
A map for the hiking paths


From the top of Saleve, the view is magnificent: Mont Blanc and the Alps in the south. Geneva city, the lake, and the Jura in the north.

1) Ascend Saleve via the path of Orjobet: small swithbacks on a steep slope. Trail no. 20 in the map.
2 out of 4. Elevation gain: 600m; Route condition: Good. Walking time: 1h15m.
Start at Le Coin. Access: Leave your car at the parking '1' and the trailheard is '2' on the map below.
Trail marking: Good.

2) Ascend Saleve via the Grand Gorge: Trail no. 19 in the map.
Difficult: 2 out of 4 From Bossey 515m to the Grand Gorge 1283m; Walking time: 1h45m;Trail marking: Good.
Trailhead: Bossey (The red 3 on the map below). Enter into the Bossey, at the first fork, follow the sign Crevin, turn to the left. Around 200 meters, you reach a round point, turn to the right, and then turn to the first street on your left after the tennis court. The trail marking can be found.

Updated on 17 October 2004

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