An atypical route through bushes and over the lake.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(S) Park at the Church of Duingt, walk along the bike path to the little bridge just before the tunnel and follow the sign for Taillefer (on the left).
Take Chemin de Croix and then veer to the left (1) a few metres before arriving at the Notre Dame du Lac lookout point.
Then it'll just follow the path, passing by the marker at altitude 638, reaching the Cret du Bourg (2).
After the end of the Taillefer Ridge (3), continue towards the “Maisons" (the name signposted).
Once in the hamlet (4), take the "big" road and cross there to take the small road that runs along it.
Then follow the "big" road using various small shortcuts along it.
Arriving near Duingt, the signs for Taillefer resume and you just have to follow them back to the starting point.
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.21 - alt. km 0.21 - Notre Dame du Lac crossroads
2 : km 1.78 - alt. km 1.78 - Crêt du Bourg
3 : km 2.7 - alt. km 2.7 - End of the Taillefer Ridge
4 : km 3.79 - alt. km 3.79 - The “Maisons”
D/A : km 7.19 - alt. km 7.19
There are short scrambles on the route, bring good hiking boots.
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