Via Romana

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  • Via Romana
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Family-friendly route with picturesque views. The trail passes through the Bois du Ban forest, where all sorts of wildlife can be found. At the end it picks up the ancient Roman road passing through the Genevois province.
Leaving from: Vers/Eglise, 680m
Tourist area: Genevois Haut Savoyard
Clock-wise route

At the foot of the church there is a small road in between the houses. It turns into a wide path leading to a forest. Follow this path until you reach a wide crossroads within the woods. Take the path to the left with its gentle descent under cover of trees. The forest area is very attractive with its tree tunnels and undergrowth.
The path becomes muddy as you pass along the pasture but it improves later on. Turn left on the path that leads towards the fields to get to the village of Eluiset.

Having passed through Eluiset, take the old Roman road, being the path heading in a south-westerly direction. This path climbs back up through the fields. Just after the milestones marking a nearby pipeline, you will come to a very old and large poplar tree. Back on the path, you will notice the church at Vers as well as panoramic views of Léman lake and the east side of Salève. At the foot of Salève there are buildings from the Pomier charterhouse still in existence (former landowners of many surrounding areas).
When you get to the main road, you will see the old fruit shop opposite, now operating as an inn. Pick up this road until you reach the cemetery. Just before you get there take a left turn to get back to the village centre and church.
The former existence of a skilled forger is marked by a magnificent iron cross. Behind this you will find a house bearing a commemorative plaque detailing the work of Fournier Abbey.
OuverturesThroughout the year : open daily.
  • Services :
    • Services
  • Levels of sporting experience :
    • Level green –very easy
  • :
    • In the country
  • Route :
    • Route 120
    • Daily duration (minutes) 115
    • Route BALISE
    • Distance (km) 6.5
  • Sitra promotion typology :
    • Open air
Equipment & Services
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
Directions to :
Eglise de Vers
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 46.08903
Longitude : 6.031419
From Saint-Julien-en-Genevois follow directions for Viry and then Jonzier-Epagny. At Maison-Neuve, turn left and follow the road until you reach Vers.
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Eglise de Vers
Phone : +33 4 50 04 71 63