Hike to Lanfonnet & Pointe de Talamarche

The Lanfonnet is a moutain in the Bornes Massif, located near Lake Annecy between the Dents de Lanfon and La Tournette. It offers a great view on the lake and those mountains. The Pointe de Talamarche is another summit nearby, with a good view on the Dents de Lanfon. This page describes a path to get to the Lanfonnet and back in a loop, starting from Vérel in Talloires. I didn’t actually do the loop: Instead of going down to Col des Nantets, I took the same path on the way back but made a detour to the Pointe de Talamarche on the way.

I started in Talloires, from the same location as for the hike to Cascade d’Angon and Ermitage de Saint-Germain. This time, I went directly to the Ermitage. I then continued on the paved road to the start of the trail near the Base Nature Aventure park, occasionally cutting through the forest. From there, the trail goes through the Forest of Lanfon to Col des Frêtes and passes just south of the Dents de Lanfon. It is quite steep and the last part was very slippery. When arriving at the Col, I made my way to the pastures below (Aulp Riant Dessous) then went up to the pastures of the Aulp Riant Dessus. I went all the way to the southern limit, where there is a wall to prevent animals from falling, and followed it to the Roche Murraz, which is the most accessible of the summits of the Lanfonnet. As expected, the view from there was great. On the way back, I took pretty much the same path but I made a detour through the Pointe de Talamarche and walked a bit in the direction of Thônes while up there. I then went back down to the lake.

Above, Petit Port in Annecy-le-Vieux.

Above, on the path to Ermitage de Saint-Germain.

Above, Saint-Germain’s cave.

Above, Dents de Lanfon and Lanfonnet.

Above, view of the Bauges from the Ermitage.

Above, Roc de Chère.

Above, castle of Duingt.

Above, Lanfonnet.

Above, Dents de Lanfon.

Above, start of the trail to Col des Frêtes.

Above, almost at Col des Frêtes.

Above, Dents de Lanfon from the side.

Above, Petit Lac.

Above, Pointe de Talamarche from Col des Frêtes.

Above, Parmelan to the north.

Above, Lanfonnet and Rocher du Roux.

Above, a path to get to the start of the trail to the Dents de Lanfon.

Above, Col des Frêtes.

Above, Dents de Lanfon.

Above, pastures (alpages) and Chalet de l’Aulp Riant Dessous.

Above, Pointe de Talamarche.

Above, pastures of Aulp Riant Dessus.

Above, looking east to the Aravis range.

Above, Chalet de l’Aulp Riant Dessus.

Above, Lanfonnet.

Above, Roche Murraz.

Above, La Tournette seen from Pas de l’Aulp.

Above, the wall at the southern end of the pastures.

Above, Roche Murraz, the south summit of the Lanfonnet.

Above, Lac d’Annecy seen from the summit.

Above, Roc Lancrenaz, the north summit of the Lanfonnet.

Above, Aravis and Bornes Massif.

Above, Montagne de Cotagne. When looking in that direction in good days, it is possible to see the Mont Blanc.

Above, Roc de Chère.

Above, Pointe de Talamarche.

Above, paragliders near the Dents de Lanfon.


Above, on the way down.

Above, on the way to the summit of Pointe de Talamarche.

Above, Lanfonnet.

Above, Montagne de Cotagne.

Above, summit of Pointe de Talamarche.

Above, the other side of the Dents de Lanfon and Chalet de l’Aulp Riant Dessous.

Above, Col des Frêtes.

Above, on the way down.

Above, on the path to the pastures of Aulp Riant Dessous.

Above, on the way to Col des Frêtes.

Above, Pointe de Talamarche.

Above, Lanfonnet.

Above, La Tournette from Ponnay in Talloires.

Above, Dents de Lanfon.

Above, two donkeys hugging, with the Lanfonnet in the background.

Above, Lanfonnet from Vérel.

Above, path in the forest, coming from Cascade d’Angon.

Above, the lake with more clouds, back in Annecy-le-Vieux.

Above, Mont Veyrier.

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