RUSSIN AND THE RIVER RHÔNE
There are several nature reserves around Geneva. The Réserve naturelle des Teppes de Verbois is in Russin.
Russin is one of Geneva’s wine growing villages, and is easily accessible by train. The hike along the Rhône river is an easy walk, through a forest with wooden observation houses for bird watching. The walk will take you along the Rhône, and towards the Allondon River. At the end you can cross the river underneath a train bridge.
If you got here by train from Geneva, you can probably do a round loop and head back to the village of Russin from there. We usually come here by car, so we always walk back. In Russin, you could have lunch at the restaurant “Le Vignoble Doré” and you can also try to see if you can buy apples directly from local farms such as Domaine des Molards.
HOW TO GET THERE
From Geneva, by train to Russin. No need to walk up to the village but walk down, crossing the train tracks, and continue until you see a large parking area on your right-hand side. Your walk starts here.
For more family friendly hikes around Geneva, check out this article on Let’s Explore