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Boucle pédestre : Balcon des Crêts

Walking/pedestrian in Collonges-sous-Salève
5.3 km
Walking/pedestrian
1h 25min
Easy
  • Easy walk on a landscaped path through vast alpine plains. Enjoy exceptional views of Mont Blanc, Annecy lake, the valleys of Arve and Giffre, the town of Geneva and Lake Geneva.
    Easy family walk, the hike of the Balcon des Crêts will allow you to walk on the mountain of Salève in a remarkable faunistic and floristic area.

    From the parking lot known as «Du Crêts» you will leave for a loop of a little longer than 5km to discover the alpages and the panoramic viewpoints of Lake Geneva and...
    Easy walk on a landscaped path through vast alpine plains. Enjoy exceptional views of Mont Blanc, Annecy lake, the valleys of Arve and Giffre, the town of Geneva and Lake Geneva.
    Easy family walk, the hike of the Balcon des Crêts will allow you to walk on the mountain of Salève in a remarkable faunistic and floristic area.

    From the parking lot known as «Du Crêts» you will leave for a loop of a little longer than 5km to discover the alpages and the panoramic viewpoints of Lake Geneva and Annecy, but also on the high snowy peaks of the Alps.

    Close to the paragliding take-off, take the opportunity to admire the show of the pilots during the take-off.

    When you return from your loop, you can quench your thirst with a cold drink offered by the Café des Crêts, near the starting car park.
  • Deals
    Along the way, discover a view of Geneva and Mont Blanc, the Grange-Gaby chalet and pond, a granite boulder, and a paraglider and scale-model take-off area.
  • Departure
    Collonges-sous-Salève
  • Difference in height
    144 m
  • Plain text period
    All year round.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
Points of interest
1 Café des Crêts
Small mountain inn, in a family and rustic setting, facing Mont Blanc and the Alps.<br/>Come and treat yourself to our "Croûte au fromage" (cheese on toast), revitalise yourself with our salads, omelettes, rustic dishes, or our idea of the day (savoury pies, breaded reblochon cheese, etc.). Food lovers will appreciate our homemade desserts.
With the family or with friends, a moment of simple happiness
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2 L'Observatoire
At the summit of Mount Salève, the Observatoire offers you a traditional, simple but generous cuisine. Relax over a cup of real hot chocolate, just like you can at grandma's<br/>At the summit of Mount Salève and twenty minutes' walk from the cable car station, you will find what you need to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger. In the sunshine or curled up on a sofa, you are guaranteed a relaxing time. And especially look out over the 360-degree view of our beautiful region.... Not to be missed!
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144 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 1299 m
  • Minimum altitude : 1204 m
  • Total positive elevation : 144 m
  • Total negative elevation : -144 m
  • Max positive elevation : 86 m
  • Min positive elevation : -30 m
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