Leaving behind the well-known Geneva Bay and its “most wanted” views of the city, the water jet and the mountains, we will soon run off the beaten tracks. You will embark on a visit combining the emblematic places where Man and water intermingled in the past, and still do.
From the locks controlling the lake level to the actual production of electricity, following the silent but mighty rivers on their way to the sea, this easy run will lead us through interesting neighborhoods as well as very animated and popular spots in summertime.
Always keeping “eye contact” with the water, the running tour fluctuates between the water level (and even sometimes over the water) to a couple of higher spots allowing unusual views of the unknown part of town, though situated right in the center.
You will be standing at the very spot where two rivers with distinct colors meet: the Rhône, quietly running out from the lake, and the tumultuous Arve coming down directly from the French Alps. After this very unique view, we climb through the woods for a short while, to get better views of the water and Geneva, and then we run back to the city centre. No guidebook will ever give you this experience.
As we go along water for most of the tour and for a little while in the forest, this run has the advantage to keep you cool during the warmest days.
You will never think of Geneva the same after this tour!