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Hiking from Evian (FR)?

ANy recommendations for good hikes nearby Evian? The lady and I would like to cross the lake on a ferry tomorrow and explore some French terrain.

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Re: Hiking from Evian (FR)?

Okay found some nice hikes. Now if there's anyone who can help me figure out how to get from Evian to either Saint-Paul-en-Chablais or St-Gingolph without a car, I'd reaaaaaaaally appreciate it!

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Okay found some nice hikes. Now if there's anyone who can help me figure out how to get from Evian to either Saint-Paul-en-Chablais or St-Ingolph without a car, I'd reaaaaaaaally appreciate it!
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Re: Hiking from Evian (FR)?

I could, though it took a lot of self-control - I agree, it's only eight kilometres. By the way, I couldn't find St.Ingolph and the sort of tourist office place in St.Gingolph which might have been able to help you is closed until June.

I must confess that wherever we plan to hike, one of the first considerations is how to get to the starting point and how to get back to civilisation from the end of it.
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Re: Hiking from Evian (FR)?

As appealing as walking 8km along a paved road sounds, I'd rather find a bus.

And yes, St-Gingolph thanks for pointing that out!
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Re: Hiking from Evian (FR)?

Check out the sticky in the Transport Thread - open up 'Public Transport in Switzerland'. It looks as if you are in luck. Just enter the place you want to start off from the St.Gingolph in the destination.

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Re: Hiking from Evian (FR)?

Okay, so there's a Swiss train station at Saint-Gingolph (which can be found when using sbb.ch to search) and a French train station at Evian-les-Bains (which can be found when using sncf.com to search). Despite their proximity, neither can be found in the other country's transport website. Help?
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Check out the sticky in the Transport Thread - open up 'Public Transport in Switzerland'. It looks as if you are in luck. Just enter the place you want to start off from the St.Gingolph in the destination.

You have to do it yourself, or you could blame it on me if you get lost!
Will try that...
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Check out the sticky in the Transport Thread - open up 'Public Transport in Switzerland'. It looks as if you are in luck. Just enter the place you want to start off from the St.Gingolph in the destination.

You have to do it yourself, or you could blame it on me if you get lost!
Nope, just as I thought. We want to go via Evian-les-Bains and the SBB website doesn't incorporate the French trains on the other side. Surely they must cross the border, being so close?!
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As appealing as walking 8km along a paved road sounds, I'd rather find a bus.

And yes, St-Gingolph thanks for pointing that out!
Evian to St-Gingolph isn't 8km. It's about twice that distance.

The Swiss trains don't cross the border and there's no train between St. Gingolph (French side) and Evian

Here's a link for the bus between Evian and St-Gingolph (French side) but the service isn't great:
http://www.frossard.eu/horaires.phtml#

Probably best to take a taxi.

There's no integrated transport system between St-Gingolph (Swiss side) and Evian.

You could take a train to Vevey and then take the ferry between there and St-Gingolph, avoiding France altogether.
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Evian to St-Gingolph isn't 8km. It's about twice that distance.

The Swiss trains don't cross the border and there's no train between St. Gingolph (French side) ane Evian

Here's a link for the bus between Evian and St-Gingolph (French side) but the service isn't great:
http://www.frossard.eu/horaires.phtml#

Probably best to take a taxi.

There's no integrated transport system between St-Gingolph (Swiss side) and Evian.

You could take a train to Vevey and then take the ferry between there and St-Gingolph, avoiding France altogether.
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Evian to St-Gingolph isn't 8km. It's about twice that distance.
Sorry, It must be Saint-Paul-en-Chablais which they say is 8 Km. I saw it somewhere in my searching...
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Evian to St-Gingolph isn't 8km. It's about twice that distance.

The Swiss trains don't cross the border and there's no train between St. Gingolph (French side) and Evian

Here's a link for the bus between Evian and St-Gingolph (French side) but the service isn't great:
http://www.frossard.eu/horaires.phtml#

Probably best to take a taxi.

There's no integrated transport system between St-Gingolph (Swiss side) and Evian.

You could take a train to Vevey and then take the ferry between there and St-Gingolph, avoiding France altogether.
And Longbyt was referring to the distance between Evian and Saint-Paul-en-Chablais. So, if you know the best way to get from A to B (and back) in that case, would also be much obliged!
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Old 01.04.2011, 20:19
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Re: Hiking from Evian (FR)?

Sorry,
I can't help with links to St-Paul en Chablais. We need some of the members from Evian to chip in.

I live about 30 mins from St-Gingolph and know the area well but I always drive along the French side of the lake to Evian and Thonon. Even the road sucks.

They've been talking about improving the transport between Switzerland and Evian for years but nobody seems to want to pay for it. So the SBB trains stop at St. Gingolph and SNCF stop at Evian. Problem is, there's not much on the French side between St. G and Evian except for a few hamlets so it's probably not worth the cost of running regular public transport.

As you drive along the road, you follow a disused railway line so at one time St-G had a link to Evian. Maybe links were cut during the war, I don't know. St-Gingolph was a centre of resistance against the occupation and the French side of the town was burnt to the ground as a reprisal by the SS.
The intervention of the Swiss army brigadier Julius Schwarz was pretty heroic:
http://www.livresdeguerre.net/forum/...=39320&surl=UF
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