Hike to Les Dents de Lanfon

The Dents de Lanfon (Teeth of Lanfon) are a mountain in the Bornes Massif bordering Lake Annecy. There is a great view at the summit but the trail is quite difficult. I followed this itinerary.

Starting in Annecy-le-Vieux, I took my bike in the direction of Thônes, passing east of Mont Veyrier. I then turned at the road leading to Menthon-Saint-Bernard and went up to the hamlet of Villard-Dessus in the village of Alex. I parked my bike then followed the forest road to the Chalet and pastures of l’Aulp Riant Dessous. At the Chalet, I left the road (which continues towards the Lanfonnet) and started to walk in the direction of the Dents de Lanfon. The trail gets around the Dents on the north side then goes up: That part was very steep with unstable rocks. I arrived at a place near the north Dent with a view on the lake. I then took the path on the way to the middle Dent: There were a few passages where hands were needed. Finally, I arrived at the summit some time after. Unfortunately, there was a lot of fog so the view was limited. I took the same path on the way back. I then went back to Annecy by completing the loop around Mont Veyrier, going past the castle of Menthon-Saint-Bernard then following the road along the lake.

Above, Dents de Lanfon from Villard-Dessus.

Above, Dents de Lanfon covered by clouds.

Above, Pointe de Talamarche.

Above, Chalet de l’Aulp Riant-Dessous, with the Dents de Lanfon in the background.

Above, towards the Lanfonnet.

Above, Col des Frêtes.

Above, looking north, the path can be seen.

Above, on the way up.

Above, view of the North Dent. It is accessible but I didn’t go.

Above, Looking towards the middle Dent.

Above, the path to the summit at the middle Dent.

Above, limestone plateau near the summit.

Above, summit of the Dents de Lanfon.

Above, view of the lake from the middle Dent.

Above, south Dent.

Above, Roc de Chère.

Above, on the way down.

Above, pastures of Aulp Riant-Dessous.

Above, back at the Chalet.

Above, cows in Villard-Dessus.

Above, Dents de Lanfon seen from the road to Menthon-Saint-Bernard.

Above, castle of Menthon-Saint-Bernard, with Montagne d’Entrevernes in the background.

Above, Lake Annecy and Semnoz.

Above, promenade near the lake in Annecy-le-Vieux.

Above, near the Petit Port in Annecy-le-Vieux.

Above, Mont Veyrier and Mont Baron seen from the beach of Albigny.


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