Our son was 1 week old and the sun was shining. It was the end of October and Autumn was in full swing. We decided to take Jack on a walk in the sling around the vineyards and the village of Veyrier.
Veyrier is a village/suburb of Geneva. Most people visit there for access to the cable car for the Saleve. However, if you are looking for a gentle and pleasant walk which is close to Geneva, this village and it’s surrounding vineyards provide a perfect backdrop.
The tpg number 8 bus to Veyrier Douane will take you to the centre of the village; look for the church and you will find yourself in a small square with a couple of restaurants, shops, butchers and a bakery down a side street.
Starting in the centre of the village, we found the path to the right of a small petrol station by the bus stop ‘Veyrier Salle Communal’. The path takes you down to a Swiss-French border (blink and you miss it – look out for the Douane sign). Follow the path around the fields and vineyards looking out for the yellow sign posts as you weave in and out of Switzerland and France.
After the hamlet of Sierne, cross the road and follow the path that runs alongside the river Arve and through a forest.
The sun was shining and we loved getting out and showing our brand new baby the local countryside. He slept for most of it though!
Walk could be done with an all-terrain pushchair or with your baby in a sling/carrier.
Veyrier is 25 minutes on the number 8 bus from the centre of Geneva.