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Swimming in the Rohne river – So refreshing!

For a few years the inhabitants of Geneva have been (finally 馃槈 ) rediscovering the Rh么ne River to swim in. That makes the bank of the Sentiers des Saules one of the most聽alive and hip聽places in聽Geneva in the summertime! A lot of fun between city and nature!

The water coming from the lake is funneled into a narrower channel which becomes the Rh么ne River. This narrowing creates a strong current which makes you feel like you’re swimming or floating incredibly fast.

It just must be said that only good swimmers should swim in the Rh么ne – the current can be dangerous!聽The Sentiers des Saules has been set up to insure a minimum of comfort and security. It is recommended to only swim from after the Pont du Seujet until a way out before the Pointe de la Jonction. After this point the riverbanks are wild on both sides and the water is really cold because of the mix with the waters of the聽Arve River. To go further, it is safer to use an inflatable boat. Walking along the shore is also a nice option (check Walk by the Rhone).

When the聽Rohne’s temperature is warm enough, bring your stuff to swim, relax or barbecue, find a place (the most difficult part because of the crowds) and enjoy! The refreshment stall A la pointe can also provide with drinks, snacks… and entertainment!

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Address

Sentier des Saules, Geneva

Opening Times

Daily

Price

Free
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)