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Walking the Geneva Way from Geneva to St Genix-sur-Guiers

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Stage 1
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117.0km
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8 days
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Geneva to St Genix-sur-Guiers Map
On the first section of the Geneva Way, you leave Switzerland and make your way through the beautiful French countryside. Look forward to Geneva and the beautiful Rhône-Valley. After passing the river, you will climb Mont Tournier.

Highlights

Geneva

Start your walking holiday in the cosmopolitan city of Geneva, one of Switzerland’s biggest cities. It’s beautiful lake, Swiss flair and noble atmosphere make it a popular destination for tourists from around the world. In preparation for your pilgrimage, you could visit the 800 year old Cathédrale Saint-Pierre and climb its tower to enjoy a great view of the city.

The Rhône-Valley

The second half of this section will lead you along the outstanding beauty of the lush Rhône-Valley. Look forward to the meandering blue river, vineyards and picturesque villages.

Mont Tournier

On the last day, you climb Mont Tournier which is part of the Jura range in Savoie and boasts spectacular views on the Rhône-Valley. This hike combines forests and meadows with numerous viewpoints over the surrounding green rolling hills of the Yenne disctrict and river.

Geneve to Saint Genix Sur Guiers
Geneva Way
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Included in this package
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Specially chosen 2-3* hotels or equivalent
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Our Holiday or Pilgrim Pack
  • 24/7 Customer Service
Add-On
  • Premium Accommodation
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Additional Night
  • Dinners
  • Day Tours Available
Not included
  • Flights/trains
  • Insurance
  • Drinks/Lunch

Itinerary

Day 1

GENEVE (Arrival)

Bienvenue à Genève! Sitting on the western shore of Lake Leman, Geneva is home to the UN and the world’s tallest fountain, Jet d’Eau. Take time to explore the old town, the many museums and art galleries as well as indulge in some fondue or fish freshly caught from the lake.


Day 2
21km

GENEVE
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COL DU MONT SION - SAINT BLAISE

Starting out, you will walk through the suburbs of Geneva before hitting the countryside and crossing the Swiss/French border. Continue through the Rhone-Alpes region and through the village of Beaumont before reaching your stop for the night the sleepy village of Col du Mont Sion.


Day 3
19km

COL DU MONT SION - SAINT BLAISE
to
CHAUMONT

The walk today will be over the gently rolling countryside of the Rhone-Alpes region. Weaving past lush green fields and forest, the walk today is pleasant before a gentle ascent up to the picturesque hilltop village of Chaumont.


Day 4
21km

CHAUMONT
to
MOTZ

Today you will continue towards the Rhone River. You will be walking over rolling green hills interspersed with quaint Alpine villages such as Desingy. Just beyond is the rural town on the Rhone Seyssel. Take a break in this bustling town before your last stretch of the day to Motz.


Day 5
15km

MOTZ
to
CHANAZ

The Rhone now a wide river that flows beside you along crop fields and the occasional forest track. Arriving into the small village of Chanaz, you are now in the Savoie. This lively little village is nicknamed Little Venice. You can soak up the relaxed atmosphere and perhaps enjoy an evening meal on the waters edge.


Day 6
17km

CHANAZ
to
YENNE

Another pleasant day of your walking holiday awaits you along the left of the Rhone River. There are some mild climbs from the river to rolling farmland and small forested patches. Today you will start to see vineyards on the surrounding fields, as well as passing through some small villages. You will walk back down to the Rhone again as you come into Yenne. This town is host not only to walkers on the Camino de Santiago but also one of the Assisi Ways to Italy.


Day 7
24km

YENNE
to
SAINT GENIX SUR GUIERS

Today you will leave the valley as you climb up the forested Mont Tournier. The majority of today will be on this ridge, along forest paths. You will know you are getting close to your destination for the night when you start to gently wind down through mountain villages to St Genix-sur-Guiers. Delve into locally produced wines and cheese. Treat yourself to celebrate finishing this section of the Geneva Way pilgrimage.


Day 8

SAINT GENIX SUR GUIERS

Today we say Au Revoir and hope to see you on the next section of the Geneva Way soon.


Geneva to St Genix-sur-Guiers Elevation

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