Le Grand Piton, highest point of the Salève

  • Tour des pitons
  • Point de vue pitons
  • Grand Piton du Saleve
  • La Thuile
  • Grand Piton
Tour des pitonsPoint de vue pitonsGrand Piton du SaleveLa ThuileGrand Piton
This path runs up to the Grand Piton, the highest peak in the Salève range at an altitude of 1,380 metres. Its plateau is pitted with karrens. Panoramic views of the Franco-Swiss Geneva Basin and the Jura mountains, especially from La Thuile farm.
Along the way, in the village of Beaumont, there is a statue of Santiago de Compostela in front of the church. At the foot of the Salève is the Notre-Dame de l'Esperance Chapel. See also the Thuile alpine chalet, the Grande Paroi and, of course, the Grand Piton (the highest peak in the Salève range rising to a height of more than 1,389 metres) and the Bastian Tower, as well as La Sorcière ("the witch"), a strange pointed rock.
The path crosses alpine pasture. Please close the gates behind you and keep your dog on a lead.
The walk includes a short rocky downhill section which can be difficult. Not recommended for mountain bikes.
OuverturesThroughout the year : open daily.
  • Services :
    • Services
    • 8 yrs old min
  • Levels of sporting experience :
    • Level bue - easy
  • :
    • Mountain location
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • French
  • Route :
    • Route 627
    • Daily duration (minutes) 195
    • Route
    • Distance (km) 8.5
Equipment & Services
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
Directions to :
Point de départ: Parking de l'église de Beaumont
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 46.102911
Longitude : 6.119851
Free access.
A few miles from the village of Beaumont are the Bouchet cheese plant which produces cheese typical of the region, the Carthusian monastery in Pomier and the Maison du Salève discovery centre.
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Point de départ: Parking de l'église de Beaumont
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