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Far West of the Canton of Geneva

Far West of the Canton of Geneva

The westernmost part of Switzerland is characterised by its rugged topography compared to the rest of the canton, the proximity of the Rhone, the forest and associated meadows, and of course, the agricultural plain of Chancy.

 

Details

Length: 8.43 km

Hiking time: 2-3h

Ascent | Descent: 178 m | 178 m

Level: Medium

 

Far west hiking Geneva
Far west hiking Geneva
Far west hiking Geneva
Far west hiking Geneva
Far west hiking Geneva
Far west hiking Geneva

The proposed route passes through all these environments and offers countless magnificent views, especially of the Rhône and Fort de l’Écluse. The path through the woods of Chancy, and in particular across the Longet stream, offers visitors a unique immersive experience in the Canton, thanks in particular to the structures made available to the public by the State of Geneva. The historical aspect relating to the boundary markers and the Roman tile kiln in Fargout wood round off the route.

Duration: between 2 and 3 hours walk, 8.43 km, elevation: 178m uphill, 178m downhill.

Make sure to come properly equipped: walking shoes (muddy sections in case of wet weather), mosquito repellent, and something to drink. Please respect the signs on site.

Departure/arrival: X & K lines, bus stop “Chancy-Village”.

Instead of taking the steps that go down to the Rhone, walk down the road that leads to Chancy Customs Point, then down the steps on the left of the bridge.

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