Hike to Taillefer & Montagne d’Entrevernes

The Taillefer (in the foreground on the photo above, taken from the Ermitage de Saint-Germain) and the Montagne d’Entrevernes (background) are mountains in the Bauges Massif, on the western shore of Lac d’Annecy. This page details an itinerary similar to the one that I followed (except that, at Col de la Cochette, I stayed on the ridge instead of going down on the other side).

The trail starts in Duingt, near the church and the entrance of the tunnel on the Voie Verte (if coming by bike from Annecy). The first few minutes follow stations of the cross to the grotto of Notre Dame du Lac. Just before the grotto, there is a forest trail to reach the ridge of the Taillefer. From there, it is a gradual incline with a great view on Lake Annecy. Some time before reaching the viewpoint of L’Oratoire, I turned right to go down to the village of Entrevernes, in the valley below. The mountain on the other side is the Montagne d’Entrevernes, which is reached by first going up to Col de la Cochette. Then, there is a bit of climbing to reach the summit cross. The view is worth the effort. Then, I kept to the ridge until I turned in the direction of “Les Maisons” in the valley. Finally, I followed the road in the fields, which soon became paved, to get back to the starting point and complete the loop.

Above, climbing rock in Duingt.

Above, tunnel of the voie verte.

Above, first station of the cross.

Above, Notre Dame du Lac.

Above, Château de Châteauvieux, in Duingt.

Above, Dents de Lanfon.

Above, Montagne d’Entrevernes.

Above, Château de Dhéré, in Duingt.

Above, snake.

Above, Petit Lac d’Annecy (litterally Small Lake), the part of the lake south of Duingt.

Above, lilium martagon.

Above, valley of Entrevernes.

Above, former stone quarry.

Above, Col de la Forclaz and Tournette.

Above, Col de la Cochette.

Above, goats in Entrevernes.

Above, La Tournette.

Above, cross at the summit of Montagne d’Entrevernes.

Above, Roc des Boeufs.

Above, Semnoz.

Above, towards Faverges.

Above, at Les Maisons.

Above, Château de Dhéré.

Above, Château de Châteauneuf in Duingt.

Above, church of Duingt.

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