Hiking and biking in Geneva
Hiking and biking
The Geneva region offers a wide range of nature walks and bike rides. From the city centre, you can set off to meet the surrounding fauna and discover unique landscapes in all seasons. Mixing city and nature, a key asset of the destination!
To hire a bike, find all the information here.
And discover the different routes suggested for your rides!
Hiking in Geneva
For those who love to explore on foot, Geneva and its surroundings offer a lot of beautiful routes.
Entre Arve et Lac
An outing to the magnificent Genevan countryside through the vineyards between the Arve river and the lake. From Hermance, you pass through the villages of Anières, Corsier, Gy, Jussy and Lullier to reach Choulex
Length: 18 km
Sentier du Rhône
The hike from Geneva to La Plaine has some surprises in store: the natural beauty of the Rhone and the Moulin-de-Vert nature reserve as well as the charming villages of Cartigny and Avully
Length: 20 km
ViaJacobi Stage 19
From Coppet to Geneva. This hike leads through villages with a French ambiance to cosmopolitan Genève. Highlight and end point is the impressive St. Pierre Cathedral. One magnificent stained glass window depicts St James wearing a purple cloak trimmed with ermine
Length: 17 km
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On a bike
The Geneva countryside offers beautiful cycling routes for biking enthusiasts or professional cyclists.
Cornavin - Sézenove
The cycle tour offers a kaleidoscope of contrast: from the modern Passerelle du Seujet to traditional dwellings, from spectacular river confluences to overwhelming views of the l'Aire lowlands.
Length: 11 km
Cornavin - Mont-Salève
The route provides the opportunity to discover the many facets of Geneva, with distant views of the bastion of Mont-Salève. After the border crossing, the tour can be continued by aerial cableway up Mount Salève, with fantastic views that are famous far and wide.
Length: 11 km
Through the cosmopolitan, extensive western outskirts of Geneva to the surprisingly varied river landscape of the Rhone, through the vineyards and fields of Champagne (Geneva) to Chancy, a frontier town still 700 Rhone kilometres away from the Mediterranean.
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Biking enthusiasts or professional cyclists, Geneva’s pristine wine-growing countryside and its direct access to the lake provides you with a vast playground for wonder-filled bike tours. The more sporty will cycle around the lake and return to Geneva in the evening to relax around a delicious fondue.
More ideas for your weekend in Geneva
Tours & Excursions
During a private custom tour or a public thematic promenade, your guide will take you on a journey through the history of Geneva to discover cult watchmakers, the secrets of the Old Town, the city’s international career and its most famous female representatives.
Open Cellars, it's Saturday
Open cellars, every Saturday
The wine producers in canton Geneva spent a long time during the coronavirus shutdown thinking about how best to manage wine tasting given the new health and safety conditions. While the majority of Geneva wineries are already opening their doors to visitors Saturday mornings, several of them are now staying open all day Saturday to be able to spread visitors out and welcome smaller groups.
Cellars are busy showing off the new vintage which is remarkable for its elegance and class – and with very good potential to age well. A final word: please take a look at this overview of all the cellars in the canton, some of which may be visited only by appointment.
Ideally, it’s always best to let a winery know you plan to visit. This is especially true for groups.
Geneva is home to some truly unique museums that will delight those who love to discover new things.