The Lake Geneva or Lac Léman is the largest lake
in the alps. The Lake Geneva is fed by the Rhône
River, the Dranse, the Venoge
and the Aubonne. At Geneva, the
Rhône River leaves the lake in direction of the
Mediterranean Sea. 60% of the lake is under Swiss administration, the
remaining 40% lie in France. The greatest city at the swiss bank is
Geneva; Lausanne, Vevey and
Montreux are also situated at the bank of the lake.
The greatest city at the french bank is Thonon les
Bains, better known because of its mineral water is
There are two mountains at the Lake Geneve, the Jura Mountains and the Chablais Moutains.
The Jura Mountains are located at the west bank of the Lake Geneve. The Jura mountains extending in an arc on both sides of the French-Swiss border from the Rhône River to the Rhine. The highest peak in Jura Mountains is the le Crêt de la Neige (1.720m ASL), the highest peak in the Swiss Jura is the Mont Tendre (1679m ASL).
The Chablais Mountains are located at the south bank of the Lake Geneve. They are split across two countries, French (department of Haute-Savoie) and Swiss (canton Valais).
Plateaux du Jura (GR5)
Hiking guide (PDF)
Massiv du Chablais
Hiking in the Haut Jura (GR9/GR BL) Hiking guide (PDF) Profile GR9/GR BL Jura (JPG)
Pictures: Snowshoe hiking in the Jura 2006 (Vallée de Joux)