Weekly Postcard: Mont Salève

Weekly Postcard / Photo Friday: a weekly post with a picture that I love, of a place that is worth highlighting.

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Weekly Postcard: Mont Salève.

Looking out over Geneva, Switzerland is Mont Salève. Take a cable car up, take in the view of Geneva and the lake, while the other side gives you a view of Mont Blanc. Relax in this green oasis near the bustling city of Geneva.

How to get there

Fly (or drive) into Geneva. Either take public transport to the bus station Veyreir, Douane, or drive to the parking lot at the Salève Cable Car (departure). Remember that Mont Salève and the cable car are in France, so don’t forget your passport, even though the border crossing has no border control (at least for pedestrians). We walked from the bus station across the border to the cable car station, I accidentally left my passport at the hotel, but we weren’t checked.

You then take a cable car up the mountain. Tickets are available in both Euros and in Swiss Francs (change is only given in Euros), and a full adult one way ticket costs 7.30 EUR, reduced fee is 5.30 EUR and children ticket costs 4.30 EUR. Return ticket is about 35% cheaper than the sum of 2 one-ways tickets.

What to do

There is a restaurant at the top. You can walk around, there are several trails that start there, some leading to a view point of Mont Blanc. There is the possibility to walk down instead of taking the cable car, yet locals warned that the hike is steep and dangerous. You can also just sit on a bench, relax and enjoy the stunning views of Geneva and its lake, while taking the cable car back down.

– Irina

No rights can be derived from this post. I did my utmost best to ensure that prices and times are correct, yet errors happen and prices change.

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Taking the cable car up Mont Salève.
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Taking the cable car up Mont Salève.

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