by Raphaël Garagnon

Statistics

1

day +

3,246

m

2,553

m

29

max°

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Difficult

Description

Start not so far from the small port of Annecy-le-Vieux, heading to Talloires.

Some signs indicate Mont Veyrier.

Go all the way up to Mont Veyrier via the Col des Sauts (where you will get a first nice view on the lake).

Continue on the beautiful aerial ridge towards Mont Baron.

Keep going until the old cable-car platform.

Then go down to Col des Contrebandiers and join the Col de Bluffy.

Follow the road inside the small village of Bluffy for about 10 minutes.

Once you see the trail on the left side, take it to reach Planfait (famous take-off spot for paragliding).

From Planfait, join the Chalets de l'Aulp.

The ascent is steep but safe.

From l'Aulp going up to La Tournette is quite obvious: the trail is very well marked.

Getting to the summit is not too complicated but beware in wet conditions or if there's snow remaining.

Some cables and chains are available in few passages and two metal ladders have been installed to reach the summit.