Geneva Way

Via Gebennensis

Santiago de Compostela and the burial place of the Apostle St James may be located in Spain – but the pilgrimage routes leading there traverse all of Europe.

A newer, very beautiful path to the beginning of the Camino de Santiago is the Geneva Way or Via Gebennensis. It connects Geneva with Le Puy en Velay. On this route, hikers and pilgrims will experience France in all its beauty.

Enjoy a relatively easy walk through rolling green French countryside beside crop fields and among grazing cows. Additionally, this walking holiday is filled with plenty of opportunities to relax and soak in the wonderful surroundings, exquisite cuisine and culture.

The route will amaze you with its picturesque scenery and beauty – and of course the food!

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Starting from

€1160

On the first section of the Geneva Way (also called Jacob’s Way) , you leave Switzerland and make your way through the beautiful French countryside with the distant Alps as your backdrop. Look forward to the scenic lakeside city of Geneva and the beautiful Rhône-Valley. After passing the river, you will climb Mont Tournier and finish at St Genix sur Guiers.

Stage 1 of 3

activity

116.9km

8 days

Comfort

Easy

Easy

Challenge

Popular time

july

Starting from

€1300

The second section of the Geneva Way will take you from St Genix sur Guiers through rural France to Chavanay. Look forward to cute villages, picturesque landscapes and local wine.

Stage 2 of 3

activity

113km

7 days

Comfort

Easy

Easy

Challenge

Popular time

july

Starting from

€1190

The final section features the mountains of Pilat, with leisurely strolls through the French countryside. This portion of Geneva Way will end in Le Puy en Velay, a beautiful and historic town, where the local cuisine and wines can be actively experienced after a full day's walk.

Stage 3 of 3

activity

112.5km

8 days

Comfort

Easy

Easy

Challenge

Popular time

july

Starting from

€3200

One of the newer, more beautiful routes to the beginning of the Camino de Santiago is the Geneva Way or Via Gebennensis. It connects Geneva in Switzerland with Le Puy-en-Velay. On this route, hikers and pilgrims will experience rural France in all its beauty. Enjoy a reasonably easy walk through rolling green countryside beside crop fields and among grazing cows. While you are walking, soak in the diverse French culture and fully immerse yourself in gastronomic traditions that go back hundreds of years.

Stage 1 of 3

activity

342.4km

19 days

Comfort

Easy

Easy

Challenge

Popular time

july

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