Mount Salève, Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva’s home mountain lies around 900 meters above the Jet d’Eau, on French terrain, yet at the heart of Geneva. And the mountain has been connected to mountain rail since over 120 years. Impressive views over the canton of Geneva as well as the Jura – and Mont Blanc on a clear day.
Located just 20km from the center of Geneva, Mont Salève is a popular destination for a day trip. Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday, or just looking for a place to relax, The Jura mountains and the Mont Blanc. The Jura mountains and the Mont Blanc. As well, even if Geneva is overcast and rainy the weather at the mountain’s peak is often nice and sunny.
Cable Car to Salève is closed only in exceptionally bad weather (check on +33 (0) 4 50 39 86 86), the cable car (in French called téléphérique) takes visitors to an altitude of 1097 meters every ~15 minutes daily from April to October, 9:30 am to 7 pm. 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, reduced fee is €5.30 and children ticket costs €4.30. Return ticket is about 35% cheaper than the sum of 2 one-ways tickets.
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