Talloires to Sous le Belvedere
ElevationAscent: 389' 119 m
Descent: -191' -58 m
High: 2,085' 636 m
Low: 1,696' 517 m
GradeAvg Grade: 15% (9°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)
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“This forested path provides quick but steep access to the Roc de Chere viewpoint from Talloires.”— Megan W
Ascend the steep hillisde over large, embedded, sometimes slippery rocks. Partway up, a bench with a wonderful view tempts you to take a break. Continue uphill though scrubby forest shade to the junction named Sous la Crete. Continue straight and downhill towards the Belvedere du Roc de Chere. This is the most dramatic viewpoint in the park, situated on huge slabs of rounded rock. You'll have good views of Lake Annecy, the Dungit peninsula, Talloires and the surrounding peaks.
Leave the viewpoint area and follow signs downhill to the Sous la Belvedere junction. From here, you can extend your run by taking the Low Route in the longer Menthon St. Bernard direction (west) or head back to Talloires using the Low Route in the opposite (east) direction.
Background info: The Roc de Chere National Nature Reserve was created in 1977 to protect its high levels of biodiversity and microclimates. Its sandstone and limestone rocks were carved by a glacier from the south, and the glacier also created a peat bog here. Monks from the nearby Abbey of Talloires had previously logged this forest and created the trail system.
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