Salève Cable Car
The Salève cable car connects the municipality of Etrambière to Salève near the place called “Les Treize Arbres”. Although entirely in France, it is integrated into La Torpille because of its proximity and its history linked to Switzerland. From Le Salève, one can enjoy beautiful views of the city of Geneva and all the Alps including the Mont-Blanc massif.
Parking next to the cable car departure.
History of the cable car
The cable car replaces the rack and pinion steam train that used to connect Veyrier in Switzerland to a place close to the arrival of the present cable car from 1895 to 1935 in one hour. It is created in 1932 entirely in France with a departure some 200 meters from the Swiss town of Veyrier. Modernized in 1951, it closes in 1975 and reopens in 1984. Its journey time is only 5 minutes with a departure point at 660m and an arrival point at 1172m.
The prices of the cable car are as follows:
- Round trip adult: 11,90 €.
- Round trip child : 6,50 € (children from 3 to 16 years old)
- Free for children under 3 years old.
A short 15-minute walk allows you to enjoy a magnificent view of the city of Geneva from the paragliding runway and an impressive panorama of the Alps, including the Mont-Blanc massif.
Several walks are available from the cable car station. La Torpille made a magnificent ride and went up to the Salève road pass at nearly 1300 meters altitude for a loop of about 1h30. The site rando-saleve.net proposes some walks.
A drone video of the Salève.
A video on the cable car.
Webcam at the Salève.