A few weeks after the Circuit Central, I came back for a hike at the foot of the Semnoz. This time I went to Crêt du Maure, passing by a few viewpoints along the way, with a good view on Lake Annecy and the Bornes mountains to the east. Here is a map of the trail that I followed (download KML):
I started at Les Marquisats, on the shore of Lake Annecy, and walked up to the convent behind the Basilique de la Visitation. Using forest trails, I reached a place called “Super Panorama”, near a restaurant with a good view on the lake. I continued towards a first cross, Croix de Chuguet, which I reached with a small detour from the path. A second cross, Croix du Crêt, was not very far after that. There is a third cross, Croix du Chef-Lieu, but it was getting late and I decided to loop back before I went that far. On the way back, I crossed the road that goes to Crêt de Châtillon and walked down the Circuit Central with viewpoints on the Albanais. It was night when I arrived at Basilique de la Visitation.
Above, sailboat on Lake Annecy, from Port des Marquisats.
Above, near La Tambourne, behind the Basilique de la Visitation.
Above, crossing the road that goes to Crêt du Châtillon.
Above, the place is really named Super Panorama.
Above, Lake Annecy from the restaurant near Super Panorama.
Above, clouds on La Tournette.
Above, Croix de Chuguet.
Above, Dents de Lanfon.
Above, Mont Veyrier and Mont Baret.
Above, looking towards the Castle of Duingt.
Above, Croix du Crêt.
Above, La Tournette.
Above, Belvédère des Gélinottes.
Above, Belvédère de la Grande Jeanne.
Above, Annecy and the lake.
Above, Montagne de la Mandallaz in the background.
Above, Basilique de la Visitation.