The Peak of the Mémises

A magnificent hike with a breathtaking view of Lake Geneva

The hike to the Pic des Mémises (1674 metres) starts at the Col de Creusaz (1160 metres) in the commune of Bernex not far from Lake Geneva. There is a large reserved parking lot for hikers just next to the restaurant l'Alpage. The path is very well indicated, there is no possibility of making mistakes. The great interest of this hike is the passage of a ladder, it adds a little spice to a classic hike. Follow the signs that indicate "échelle" (ladder in English). This hike is a loop, you don't go down the ladder again. The hike is very beautiful, the landscapes are breathtaking. If you are in the area of Lake Geneva don't mis it.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 3 h.

The Col de Creusaz

The Col de Creusaz
The hike starts in the parking lot of the Col de Creusaz, there are many possibilities of walks and hikes from this pass.

The car park of the Col de Creusaz

The car park of the Col de Creusaz
The start of the hike is not very well indicated, you have to take the path that goes up to the end of the parking lot.

Start of the hike

Start of the hike
The start of the hike is very easy.

Heading the ladder

Heading the ladder
An indicator sign says "échelle" (ladder). From that moment on, the path becomes more difficult.

Arrival on the ladder

Arrival on the ladder
This is the most difficult part of the hike, sometimes you have to put your hands down before reaching the ladder.

The ladder

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The ladder
The famous ladder, it is not very difficult.

At the top of the ladder

At the top of the ladder
As soon as you pass the ladder the trail becomes much easier again. The climb remains steep.

The fork

The fork
You can continue to the Peak of the Memises (25 minutes) or go down to the Creusaz pass. It would be a shame to stop so close to the goal, the slope is quite steep but the path is easy to the Peak of the Memises.

View of Lake Geneva

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View of Lake Geneva
You are rewarded for your efforts with a magnificent view of Lake Geneva.

The trail

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The trail
You can continue the hike on the path that runs along the ridge or go down.

The descent

The descent
The descent does not present any particular difficulty, just follow the indications "Col de Creusaz".

The return

The return
You can see the parking lot. The restaurant is waiting for you to regain your strength.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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