Saint Germain via the old road

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Medium
1h30min
2.6km
+228m
Round trip
-228m
Address
333 route de l'égalité, 74290, Talloires-Montmin

Description

Climb to Saint-Germain from the centre of the village and enjoy the view of the lake. An ascent between a stroll and a hike for young and old!

The ascent to the hermitage of Saint-Germain is done by a path with a sustained slope before joining the old and wide road of Saint-Germain now closed to the automobile traffic. 

At the top, you can admire the small lake, the Bauges massif and the Duingt castle on its peninsula. 

Have you noticed the clear spot in the water in front of the castle? It is the reed, a shoal which allows you to stand in the middle of the lake! 

Transport

By bus 🚍
Line 60 (timetable here) Annecy - Talloires-Montmin from Annecy train and bus station.
Free Mobil'ete shuttle during high season (Informations here)
Bus Stop "Talloires Ecole", 150m away 

By boat ⛴
Boat Shuttle during high season (More details here) Talloires Jetty 300m away. 

By bike 🚴‍♀️
Close to the cycling path around the lake

By car 🚗

Free Parking onsite (WARNING: Jammed during high season)

By train 🚈
Annecy Train Station: 12km
Albertville Train Station: 32 km

By plane ✈️
Geneva Airport (GVA): 1h / 60km
Lyon Airport (LYS): 1h35 / 140km

Route GPX track