Last summer, a few weeks after riding my bike from La Féclaz to Albens, I came back to the Bauges mountains. This time, I rode from the Semnoz plateau to Saint-Pierre-d’Albigny in Savoie.
In the morning, I took my bike on the summer shuttle from Annecy to the Semnoz plateau. From there, I first rode my bike down the road to Col de Leschaux then turned towards the Vallée du Chéran at the heart of the Bauges mountains. On the way, I stopped at Pont du Diable (Devil’s Bridge), which straddles a gorge popular for canyoning, but soon arrived at Lescheraines. I then kept on the main road until Ecole-en-Bauges, where I stopped for lunch next to the Chéran river. I exited the Bauges at the Col du Frêne and, after the steep slope down, made my way to the Château de Miolans (Miolans Castle), a fortress above Saint-Pierre-d’Albigny that was used as a jail by the Duchy of Savoy. Finally I rode to the train station and boarded a train, first to Chambéry then switched for Annecy.
Above, view of the Bauges from the Semnoz Plateau.
Above, Crêt de Chatillon.
Above, church in Leschaux.
Above, gorge at Pont du Diable.
Above, the bridge.
Above, arriving at Lescheraines.
Above, Chéran river.
Above, Mont Colombier.
Above, Mont Margeriaz.
At La Compote, looking towards Mont Pécloz and Pointe des Arces.
Above, Dent de Pleuven and the back of Mont Trélod.
Above, lunch spot near the river.
Above, Mont Julioz.
Above, Pointe d’Arcalod.
Above, church at Ecole-en-Bauges.
Above, on the way to Col du Frêne.
Above, looking back at the Vallée du Chéran, with Mont Trélod covered with clouds.
Above, large cross at Col du Frêne.
Above, on the way down, with a view on Dent d’Arclusaz.
Above, Saint-Pierre-d’Albigny in the Isère valley.
Above, Château de Miolans.
Above, view from the castle.
Above, waiting for the train to Chambéry at Saint-Pierre-d’Albigny station.
Above, Dent du Nivolet seen from Chambéry.