La Seymaz is a small river in the canton of Geneva. It is the only river whose course is entirely within the territory of the canton. It joins l’Arve river in Veyrier (Pont Sierne). It is possible to walk alongside this river, which is 10.8km long.
Some parts of this riverside walk are not pushchair friendly, so you would need a baby carrier to walk along the whole river. However, we decided to walk a small part of it that is accessible with most pushchairs, between Chevrier and Jussy.
We took the tpg 34 bus to the stop ‘Choulex, Chevrier’ and began our walk from there. After a brief stop at le Péché Mignon for some breakfast, we headed towards the Seymaz river and walked alongside it (look for Chemin du Chambet – a riverside path).
The path is flat and there are pleasant views of the French alps to your right as well as scenic Swiss villages and fields of sunflowers. You will also walk past nature reserves with signs about the plants and birds that you can find in this area.
The path is slightly pebbly; it is fine for most pushchairs, but small city pushchairs like yoyos might not cope. At one point there is a wooden walkway next to the river to walk along.
Follow the path next to the river until you reach a large farm on your right ‘Elmer Production Horticole’ – take a right onto Route de Compois and then turn left onto Route de Corsinge. After 500m you will see the road Route du Château-du-Crest, which you can follow until you reach the beautiful Domaine Château-du-Crest and it’s vineyards.
The vineyard is often open for tastings, and this summer it is open every Saturday 10h00 – 16h00 until the 5th September 2020. The wine is amazing and they also serve food. There were toy tractors for the children to play with. We had a great time!
Bus Stop: Choulex, Chevrier
Parking: Chemin de la Motte (next to the river Seymaz)
Toilets: Toilets at Château-du-Crest
Restaurants: le Peche Mignon
Accessibilty: Pushchair friendly (with a sturdy pushchair).