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The Rhone, a river with a rich history, flows 812 km from the Gotthard massif to the Mediterranean, with 27 km through Canton Geneva.


The hike begins in Bois de la B漮ie, along the Sentier du Rh獼e, Gen鋦eLa Plaine.

The hike from Geneva to La Plaine has some surprises in store: the natural beauty of the Rhone and the Moulin-de-Vert nature reserve as well as the charming villages of Cartigny and Avully.
After only a few metres, the urban surroundings of Geneva are already left behind and you step into the middle of a green jungle.
The path leads alongside the Rhone, home to numerous species of birds, to the tiny village of Lo褩, where a spectacular view of the modern town of Lignon opens up. The hike continues opposite the slopes of Vernier to Bois de Ch漮illon and soon reaches the village of Aire-la-Ville.

The Moulin-de-Vert nature reserve is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna that has evolved in the area of a former meander of the Rhone. Above the slopes, its well worthwhile making a stop in the attractive village of Cartigny, with its impressive view of the hollow of the Fort de l'Ecluse. The trail then crosses the Nant des Crues to reach the village of Avully.

A site steeped in history: on the slopes of Avully, dominating the Rhone, Julius Caesar moved to conquer Helvetia in 58 BC.

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Additional Photos by Alex Fan Moniz (LondonBoy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 393] (1952)
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