Overseas participants will have the opportunity not just to run, but to enjoy a full weekend based around Geneva. Due to its global accessibility, outstanding beauty and rich variety of tourist attractions and hotels, Geneva was elected the most ‘liveable’ city in 2014 and the best European City Break destination’ in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
Framed by the mountain chains of the Alps and the Jura, and lying along the shores of Europe’s largest alpine lake with its famous Jet d’Eau water fountain, Geneva is a constant spectacle. With glimpses of the white summit of Mont Blanc 70 kilometres away to the southeast, the mountains and lake make it a hub for sporting enthusiasts.
Both cosmopolitan and rich in history it is one of Europe’s busiest business destinations - a global city whose many different nationalities are reflected in those of the Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef peloton. Home to the headquarters of many international agencies including the United Nations and the Red Cross, Geneva also hosts the highest number of financial organisations in the world yet still remains unspoilt and strongly preserves its unique architectural charm.
Geneva’s lakefront is one of the city’s greatest assets. The familiar Jet d’eau spouts a column of lake water as high as 450 feet in the air, and on a clear day you can see the Mont-Blanc.
A symbol of the Geneva watch industry, the famous Flower Clock, located at the edge of the Jardin Anglais since 1955, is a masterpiece of technology and floral art.
A historical and charismatic medieval town.
One hundred fifty seven steps lead to the summit of the cathedral’s north tower and to a fabulous panorama overlooking the city and the lake. The panoramic view is worth the effort.
Constructed to house the League of Nations, the Palais des Nations became the headquarters of the United Nations in 1946. Today it is the second most important centre of the United Nations after New York. Furthermore, the Palais des Nations opens its doors daily for exciting guided tours!
A cultural Mecca, Geneva boasts a multitude of unique discoveries.
The International Museum of the Reformation takes you through the history of religions and life in Geneva, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum transports you to the heart of international Geneva, while the Patek Philippe Museum gives you the time with precision to the rhythm of watchmaking expertise. And that’s not all, many museums and exhibitions await your visit.
A compulsory stop at the heart of history! In the middle of the Parc des Bastions can be found the great actors of the Reformation, Jean Calvin, Guillaume Farel, Théodore de Bèze and John Knox, who await you in the form of giant statues and bas-reliefs.
A haven of peace opens up to you, a few minutes from Geneva.
No, you’re not dreaming! A few bus stops away from the centre and five minutes by cable car will take you to the top of the mountain in no time! A magical view of Geneva and its surroundings awaits you.
Hiking, paragliding, mountain biking or cross-country skiing in winter will meet the needs of sports lovers without a doubt on this getaway!
One pass, more than 50 attractions: with the Geneva Pass, you’ll discover everything the city has to offer and the best spots!
For 24, 48 or 72 hours, the city is yours to explore, with its museums, cruises on the lake, Segway, rafting and more…51 attractions that are free or discounted with your city card!
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