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Walking & Hiking

In Talloires, on the shores of Lake Annecy and at the foot of the mountains, discover extraordinary nature within an authentic and preserved landscape, where the fauna and flora set the pace.
Le Cottage Bise Hotel and Restaurant has access to many of the best hikes, including the Roc de Chère and the Bout-du-Lac. Our location, dominated by the Aravis, is surrounded by natural reserves bursting with luxurious flora, as well as out-of-the-way places of incomparable beauty such as the Ermitage de Saint-Germain or the Planfait paragliding site.


  • Level : Easy, marked trail.
    Caution : Do not walk under the waterfall if it has rained. Hold children by the hand. Hiking time: Several routes are possible.

  • Hiking time : Approximately 50 minutes on the path facing the school in Talloires; approximately 40 minutes for return hike.

  • Traits : A superb canyon, spectacular falls and charming small bridge named Le Pont des Fées. The site is teeming with legends, flowers and wild berries. Children especially appreciate this enchanting walk. Possibility to make a loop by going through the village of Angon.


  • Level: Low risk access by the old Talloires road. It's a steep path, but an easy walk.

  • Hiking time : To go up: about one hour from the hotel; to come back down: about 50 minutes.

  • Traits : A grotto with a breathtaking view of the lake and an important spiritual place visited by many saints. Saint Germain, a Benedictine monk, took refuge there to live as a hermit. Francis de Sales spent the last years of his life there with “quill and rosary”.


  • Level : Easy, marked trail and very accessible.

  • Hiking time : Approximately 50 minutes up and 40 minutes down from the bottom of the natural reserve. Add 30 minutes when leaving on foot from the hotel.

  • Traits : Points overlooking Talloires Bay, a diversity of surprising vegetation, including meridional and alpine varieties, as well as landscapes straight out of the Fontainebleau Forest.

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