1 routes · Hiking
Monts Veyrier and Baron Traverse
A classic ridge traverse along 2 prominent and famous peaks.
- 12 km
- 1 km
- 1 km
- 4-5 hrs
- Low Point
- 449 m
- High Point
- 1.3 km
There are numerous variations on the hike so use as much or as little of this information as you need. Generally the hike begins in Bois Jettaz, which can be reached by foot from Annecy town centre via a pleasant walk along the north shore of the lake.
The hike to the 1291 metre summit of Mont Veyrier is quite steep and takes in just under 1000 vertical metres of ascent. The climb begins with a cobbled path which soon turns into a more traditional forest track, from where the views are largely hidden. Just when you begin wondering if you'll ever get to see a good vista one appears at c.1150 metres, when you reach the beautifully positioned Col Des Sauts. From here on the views are wonderful but still take some time to soak in the panorama before continuing to the top of Mont Veyrier and, less a kilometres further along the ridge, Mont Baron.
Continue south from Mont Baron and then swing around north-west and follow a long, descending traverse path back to the start point.
Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.
Best time to visit
- Summit Hike