Mont Salève: Orjobet - Corraterie - Grande Gorge
WanderMicha went for a hike.
September 7, 2021
The Mont Salève is located entirely in Haute-Savoie and thus on French territory, but has been Genevans' local mountain for a long time. This is of course due to the great view that you have from up there over the city and the lake - but the discovery and development as a hiking area was also made by the neighbors. As with Mont Blanc, the Geneva naturalist F.B. de Saussure, the path through the Grotte d'Orjobet was opened up in 1901 by the Geneva section of the Alpine Club - and you can still see the commitment of the Swiss Confederation through to sponsoring individual cattle gates😅The main route "Boucle d'Orjobet", which starts in proper style as a geological hiking trail from the hiking car park in Le Coin (district of Collonges s / s Salève), is well signposted and has a length of about 10km, on the plateau you can then to your heart's content lengthen - the whole ridge is a good 14km long.The ascent through the forest up to the grotto is strenuous but problem-free, from there all minimally exposed sections of the path are generously secured, especially through the grotto upwards. Passing the impressive Trou de la Tine, you quickly reach the most beautiful passage along the rocky overhangs of the Corraterie. The view is breathtaking, but the path remains reassuringly wide throughout.Once on the plateau there are a few possibilities to extend the round. The signposted path leads over the Alpage des Crêts and the Rochers de Faverges to the entrance of the Grande Gorge, I have attached the Observatoire with its wonderful viewpoint.For further suggestions, here is a nice tour from hiking friend Matto: komoot.de/tour/337517097?ref=atd.The not so easy descent then takes place over the Grande Gorge: here the descent is relatively steep, there are a lot of rubble and pieces of branches on the solid ground - I don't necessarily want to have to do that when it is wet.The cross section on the outskirts of Collonges is 700 meters lower, and from here it is practically flat back to the starting point.All in all, a very nice tour, which is only tarnished a little by the fact that, thanks to the cable car and road, the viewpoints above are clogged by the usual high-heeled tourists and Instagram posers ... but the way through the grotto and along the overhang are absolute highlights 👍
September 8, 2021
Super cool your tour today, the pictures are awesome 😃 👍
September 10, 2021
Hello Marko,Thanks very much!I was in Haute-Savoie for three days, always great there😍👍
I think so immediately😍👌
Fantastically beautiful pictures!You'd have to be 20 or 30 again!
September 11, 2021
😅😅😅I bet you can easily manage the tour!Next time you just go with
what a great tour, wonderful photos!the descent must have been tough given the incline
Hello Petra,yes, the thighs burned down there pretty much 😅But you have to feel a little bit of a good tour 😉
Nice tour, pictures and a very good report on the tour, you have introduced my tour with me.A little tip, if you shy away from the descent, do it like me, after my next ascent I'll fly down from the "Belvedere" (the runway for paragliders).
September 15, 2021
Hello Matto,that sounds great - I'm looking forward to the pictures 👍👍
September 17, 2021