Hike to Mont Veyrier & Mont Baron (Spring 2018)

Last spring, I went on a hike to Mont Veyrier and Mont Baron, two mountains on the north-east of Lake Annecy. Here is the trail I walked (download KML):

I had already been a few times to those mountains: The trailhead is in Annecy-le-Vieux, right next to the lake and not very far from where I live. I wrote a post about it a few years ago. This time, I changed the path a little: Instead of going directly to Col du Pré-Vernet from the trailhead near the Petit Port, I first took a secondary trail through Mont Rampignon. From the Col, I then found the main path to reach the ridge of Mont Veyrier. I followed that trail through the summits of Mont Veyrier and Mont Baron, until I arrived at the platform of the old Mont Baron cable car (Ancien Téléphérique du Mont Baron). There was a great view on the lake from up there. I ate lunch then started on the way down. Instead of going directly to Veyrier-du-Lac like I did the last time, I took a path in the forest until Le Biclop, right before the Talabar cliff. From there, I went down to Chavoire in Veyrier and arrived at Lake Annecy very soon after. Finally, I walked along the lake until the Petit Port.

Above, Mont Veyrier seen from Parc Vignières-Pommaries in Annecy-le-Vieux, near where I live.

Above, lake at the Petit Port.

Above, trailhead.

Above, trail around Mont Rampignon.

Above, viewpoint of Mont Rampon, a short walk from Col du Pré-Vernet.

Above, Semnoz.

Above, on the main path to Col des Sauts and the ridge.

Above, view from Col des Sauts.

Above, La Tournette.

Above, snow on the Bauges.

Above, Veyrier-du-Lac and Menthon-Saint-Bernard.

Above, Old Town.

Above, cairn at the summit of Mont Veyrier.

Above, view from the summit of Mont Baron.

Above, platform of the former cable car.

Above, lizards.

Above, Aravis and Mont Blanc.

Above, Dent du Cruet, Pointe de Talamarche and Dents de Lanfon.

Above, at the platform.

Above, snow on the Aravis and Mont Blanc.

Above, Parmelan-Tassonnière.

Above, Parmelan.

Above, Semnoz.

Above, Montagne d’Entrevernes and Roc des Boeufs.

Above, Mont Baret.

Above, paraglider below.

Above, on the way down.

Above, at Le Biclop.

Above, at Chavoire in Veyrier.

Above, Talabar cliff.

Above, lakeside path.

Above, back at the Petit Port.

Above, back at Parc Vignières-Pommaries.

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