Last spring, I went on a hike to Taillefer, a small mountain in the Bauges next to Lake Annecy. Here is the trail I walked (download KML):
I had already been to Taillefer a few times: Like Roc de Chère, its low elevation and proximity to Annecy make it ideal for an early season hike. I went to Duingt by bike on the Voie Verte bike road and parked near the tunnel. It would also have been possible to take a LIHSA bus (line 51). Once in Duingt, I spent some time in the village and near the lake to take a few pictures but I was soon on my way up. I passed the Grotte Notre-Dame du Lac then the stone quarries, keeping on the Taillefer ridge all the way to l’Oratoire, where I had already been a few years ago, coming from the other direction. There, I ate lunch then started on the way down, towards Lake Annecy. I walked past the Nanceau waterfall then took a path that got me underneath the main stone quarry. I arrived at the Voie Verte and followed it through the tunnel to get back to the starting point in Duingt.
Above, on the Voie Verte to Duingt.
Above, school of fish in Lake Annecy.
Above, Dents de Lanfon, Lanfonnet and La Tournette.
Above, Montagne d’Entrevernes.
Above, tunnel in Duingt.
Above, village of Duingt.
Above, tower of Château de Duingt.
Above, Lake Annecy.
Above, Château Ruphy.
Above, trailhead of the hike to Taillefer.
Above, at the beginning, on the way to Grotte de Notre-Dame du Lac, the path is bordered with stations showing the life of Jesus.
Above, at the Grotte de Notre-Dame du Lac.
Above, the Grotte.
Above, Roc de Chère.
Above, Eglise Saint-Germain.
Above, path to the ridge.
Above, La Tournette.
Above, Col de la Forclaz.
Above, Château de Dhéré.
Above, Roc de Chère, Mont Baret and Mont Veyrier.
Above, Dent de Lanfon, Pointe de Talamarche and Lanfonnet.
Above, Petit Lac.
Above, smaller stone quarry.
Above, the main stone quarry.
Above, Dent de Cons.
Above, Pointe de la Sambuy and Pointe de Vélan.
Above, Petit Lac seen from the viewpoint of l’Oratoire.
Above, on the way down.
Above, looking towards Faverges.
Above, Nanceau waterfall (cascade du ruisseau de Nanceau).
Above, Montagne du Charbon.
Above, Abondance cattle.
Above, below the main stone quarry.
Above, at the Voie Verte.
Above, Talloires and Dents de Lanfon.
Above, in the tunnel to Duingt.
Above, sunset on the Semnoz.
Above, Grotte de Notre-Dame du Lac from below.
Above, climbing wall near the tunnel.
Above, Montagne d’Entrevernes, on the way back to Annecy.