sur The Geneva trail
For now, on the Geneva trail, we only provide transportation in the Haute-Loire region, from Les Sétoux to Le Puy-en-Velay.
Guidebook: Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle - Voie de Genève (in French)
Leaving from Geneva, pilgrims trace their route through a hilly landscape of groves offering views of the snow-covered peaks of the Jura.
The Rhône river then presents its hillsides covered with vineyards and its drained marshes cultivated with poplars. The climate is so temperate that we refer to the area as “petite provence de la Savoie”.
After the green hills of the Bas-Dauphiné where the horizon is steeped in mountainous peaks, walkers reach the foothills of the Pilat massif. Then, orchards and vineyards give way to plateaus and pastures.
As we head deeper into Haute-Loire, the volcanic influence gradually takes possession of the landscape, large basalt columns or volcanic peaks. All around, the forest surrounds hikers with its dense and welcoming coat.
The arrival at Le-Puy-en-Velay gives a foretaste of the Galician final goal, because here too one of the last stages is called “Montjoie”.