On the border path

  • La borne frontalière n°1 dans le Vuache
A footpath that straddles the Franco-Swiss border reveals the many hidden or forgotten faces of the architectural, historic, rural and natural heritage of the Geneva Basin.
Sightseeing: the remains of the Roman tile-making works in Fargout Woods, the Roman encampment in Chancy, the tile-making works, the castle and church in Pougny, an old bridge over the River Rhône, Chancy Bridge, the old ford across the Rhône, the woodlands and riverbanks, the islands downstream from Collonges (once a river crossing), l'Etournel (biotope protected by a Prefectoral Order), border stone no. 1 (Vers-Vaux) dating from 1816, the fluvio-glacial terraces, the steps and the Sardinian marker. On the way, you will pass through the village of Valleir in Haute-Savoie, Chancy in Switzerland and Pougny in Ain. The walk takes 5 hrs 30 mins.
For more details (map, route, description...), you can obtain the Hiking Guide with 37 walks and hikes: "Pays du Salève et du Vuache à pied". On sale at the Tourism Office of St Julien and the Genevois for 14.50€.
Recommendation: Hiking boots and appropriate clothing in wet weather. To avoid disturbing the wildlife and farm animals, please stay on the footpaths and keep your dogs on a lead.
OuverturesThroughout the year : open daily (Not recommended in bad weather.).
  • Services :
    • Services
    • 10 yrs old min
  • Levels of sporting experience :
    • For experts / practiced
  • :
    • In the country
    • Riverside
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • French
  • Route :
    • Route 220
    • Daily duration (minutes) 240
    • Route BALISE
    • Distance (km) 15
Equipment & Services
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
  • Parking :
    • Car park
Directions to :
Point de départ: Parking de la Mairie de Valleiry
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 46.106703
Longitude : 5.965003
Steep climb up the steps of the terraces overlooking the Rhône.
Free access.
Pizzeria-Restaurant "Chez Enzo" - 242, route de Bellegarde 74520 Valleiry
Restaurant "Au petit clapoton" - 187, route de Bellegarde 74520 Valleiry
Café de l'Hôtel de Ville - 19, route de Bellegarde 74520 Valleiry
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Point de départ: Parking de la Mairie de Valleiry
Phone : +33 4 50 04 71 63