Panoramic discovery of the Plan alpine pastures

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Walk through the old fields of the Carthusian monks with exceptional views of the surroundings of Geneva and Lake Geneva as well as the Bornes plateau, the Aravis mountains, Lake Annecy and Mont Blanc.
Level: Easy
On the way, you'll see the magnificent Pomier Charterhouse. Geologists will note the limestone rocks of Balme. As you pass the chalet, you'll find some remarkable trees. You can also take a break in the village of St Blaise. From the cemetery, follow the sightseeing trail with its entertaining information boards describing the development of the village (1 hr maximum).
The footpath can be steep and rocky in parts. When crossing the pastures, do not damage the fences or water supply. Do not frighten the animals and keep your dog on a lead.
OuverturesThroughout the year : open daily.
General
  • Services :
    • Services
    • 7 yrs old min
  • Levels of sporting experience :
    • Level bue - easy
  • :
    • In the country
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • French
  • Route :
    • Route 160
    • Daily duration (minutes) 120
    • Route BALISE
    • Distance (km) 5
Equipment & Services
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
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Directions to :
Point de départ: croisement D41 et route de la th
74160
Beaumont
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 46.081641
Longitude : 6.125307
Free access.
During the walk you can visit the visitors centre (Maison du Salève) in Mikerne by taking the left-hand path before Pomier. This was the Carthusians' old barn. Now it contains exhibitions on aspects of the history of the Salève area and its "firsts" (the invention of rock climbing, famous people who stayed here etc.). You can also step inside its eco-shop and buy a souvenir. A via ferrata called Revacliez lies in the rocks at Pomier and there is no limit on access. Do not use it from February to June, to avoid disturbing the pair of peregrine falcons that nest there.
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Point de départ: croisement D41 et route de la th
74160
Beaumont
Phone : +33 4 50 04 71 63
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