The Geneva Way (GR653) or Geneva Camino, Via Gebennensis in Latin or Jacobweg in German, is a relatively recent addition to the Camino de Santiago routes across Europe.
This Camino route starts in cosmopolitan Geneva, in Switzerland, home to elegant Lake Geneva and its impressive ‘jet d’eau’ lake fountain. You will start your walk from the bohemian suburb of Carouge and walk up the city’s iconic Mont Salève mountain. From Mont Salève you will enjoy great views of Lake Geneva, the Alps and the Jura mountains. As you walk into the heart of Haute Savoie, you will get exceptional views from summits and mountain passes, with the mighty Alps in the horizon. Besides the beautiful scenery, the Geneva Camino is dotted with picturesque French villages, vineyards and cultural attractions. It will also give you a chance to try exquisite local delicacies, such as the Savoyarde cheeses and cured meats; or the famous brioche with red pralines in St Genix.
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