Monday, July 27, 2015

Mont Saleve, France

Mont Saleve
July 16, 2015

With one full day in Geneva, Switzerland I decided to get on top of the nearest mountain, Mont Saleve. I took the bus from downtown Geneva (free bus pass given by most hotels) to the base of the mountain just over the border in Collonges-sous-Saleve, France. From there I wondered around aimlessly trying to find the trail. Eventually I found it and hiked up over 600 m (~2000 ft) to the top in about an hour. The sign said 3 hours. I met several people on top and enjoyed watching the paragliders jump off and descend down to the valley.

Steep "trail" stairs
Paragliders jumping from Mont Saleve. Geneva and Lake Geneva below.
Taking the steep and cheap(!) cable car down