Angon waterfall, a natural visit near Talloires

A natural site not to be missed during a stay in Annecy, the Cascade d’Angon is an impressive waterfall over 60 meters high, located in the Angon canyon. The Nant de Grenant stream empties into Lake Annecy at Talloires, near Angon beach. Its bed has carved out one of Haute-Savoie’s most famous sites for canyoning and water trekking. A cliffside path leads to the large waterfall, offering a breathtaking view of Lake Annecy. In the canyon, a smaller waterfall precedes the Angon waterfall. The Grande Cascade site is magnificent in any season. The water flow varies, but never dries up. In winter, the spectacle of the frozen waterfall is breathtaking. In summer, canyoning enthusiasts abseil down the waterfall. One of the most beautiful hikes in the region.

Hike to the Angon waterfall

For hikers who fancy a walk in the mountains around the lake, as well as for casual walkers in search of pretty walks with views over the heights, the Angon waterfall hike is a good option. There are several ways to get to the cascade d’Angon: a quick route and a long hike. The most direct route is to drive to Chemin de la Closette, at the entrance to the hamlet of Vérel, on the road to Col de la Forclaz. Signs point the way to the waterfall, and it’s a 10-minute walk. The cliffside path is lined with safety railings. Nevertheless, we recommend that you wear good shoes and beware of the ground, which can be very slippery in places if it has rained recently. Hiking enthusiasts can set off directly from Talloires, for a round-trip walk of around 2h30. The distance is 6 km, but the gradient is significant and some sections can be tricky, especially when the ground is wet. The route is very well signposted. Departure is from the Angon parking lot in Talloires, at 411 route des Vignes. The hike begins on a country lane, then follows the carriage road to the cascade d’Angon for 300 meters, before turning off onto a path towards the hamlet of Vérel. At the junction with the Route de la Forclaz, take the signposted path to the waterfall. The return journey can be made via the same route. If you prefer to do a loop, it’s possible to make the descent via Pont des Fées, Les Mouilles and Bois de la Croix. There are also mountain bike trails on the surrounding peaks, as well as famous climbing and paragliding spots all over the massif on the shores of Lake Annecy in the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region.