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Tour du Lac à Vélo
Lake Annecy Greenway
Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park
Chamonix Mont Blanc
(Mont-Blanc, the Aiguille du Midi, the Montenvers train...)
The Fier Gorges
The Castle of Menthon Saint Bernard
Medieval village of Yvoire
The Aravis Massif
The Lake Annecy Boat Company
The must-see places,
1) The lake
You can simply walk along the #lake.
For example, you can start your walk from the Paquier (the huge lawn bordering the lake) and walk along it on the right to the Europe gardens. Following this route, you will pass by the obligatory passage in Annecy, the Pont des Amours with its hanging locks. On the other side, you can go as far as the gardens of the Impérial Palace, Annecy's grand hotel, located on the border of the commune of Annecy le Vieux.
Rent a pedal boat (about 12 € per 1/2 hour), a boat with or without a licence (from 30 € per 1/2 hour)
Treat yourself to a mini-cruise with the Compagnie des bateaux or board the Libellule (restaurant boat with 2 departures per day: 12pm or 8pm from Annecy)
Original idea: Hire Segways to see the banks of the lake in a different way.
2) The old town of Annecy (not Annecy le vieux)
The old town is crossed by a canal (the Thiou), hence the nickname of Venice of the Alps
You will find :
Numerous restaurants offering Savoyard specialities (Tartiflette, Fondues, Diots, and numerous lake fish)
Souvenir shops, regional products (grocery, delicatessen, cheese shop, ...)
The Alps ice cream parlour, recognised as one of the best in France with over 45 flavours
Visit the castle of Annecy from the town centre (entrance fee - 6 € per adult). Exhibitions
3) The cycle track
Possibility to cycle around the lake (about 42 km of cycle track)
If you are not equipped, you can rent bicycles in many rental points
Very narrow and deep gorges, which can be visited thanks to the footbridges built 25 metres above the river
#lesgorgesdufier Open from 15 March to 15 October
An exotic walk over 7000 m². Gardens, galleries, patios, ...
Allow 1 to 2 hours for the visit. Possibility of a guide
#secretgardens Open from mid April to early October
A marvellous 12th century castle run by the same family for 23 generations
Between the magnificently preserved secular architecture and exceptional furniture, come and discover the half-timbered gallery, the kitchen with its 15-metre long pass-through dug into the rock, the library containing 12,000 volumes dating from before the Revolution of 1789, the grand salon, the mistress of the house's bedroom with its walls covered in Aubusson tapestries and the pilgrims' room.
#lechateaudementhon Open from April to November
Different courses of accro branches: adults, juniors, children from 1 m.
Treasure hunt, forest of the senses, orienteering, ...
You can also see the paragliders take off
#leparcoursaventure Open from April to October
8) la Forclaz
Unmissable view of Lake Annecy at 1150 m. altitude
Accessible by car (30 minutes from Annecy) or on foot from the end of the lake
Departure point for paragliding flights
Several Savoyard restaurants and some souvenir shops
9) The nature reserve at the end of the lake
Located in the commune of Doussard.
One of the few walks without a difference in altitude, accessible to all (except dogs)
Discovery of the fauna and flora as well as the beaver houses
For the enjoyment of the general public, the development of an educational trail, accessible to the public with reduced mobility and the visually impaired, allows you to discover this nature. This makes it an ideal walk for the whole family.
10) La Sambuy
Summer / winter resort ideal for families and on a human scale
View of Mont Blanc and Lake Annecy
Ascent to the summit by chairlift
4 season sledging, trampolines, hiking, Tubby Jump, Via Ferrata, climbing, paragliding,
Ski resort in winter
Various information ...
500 meters from the campsite le verger fleuri, pedestrian walk to the lake shore with panoramic lake and mountain view,
At 1 km, cycle track, mini-golf
1.5 km from the edge of Lake Annecy and the beach
1.5 km Paragliding (registration and landing)
At 2 km All shops (mini-market, press, bakery, tobacconist, post office, pharmacy, optician,...)
At 3 km Nature reserve at the end of the lake, a privileged place to discover the fauna and flora of Lake Annecy,
Mountain hikes, departures possible from the campsite
Activities on the lake: sailing, catamaran, water skiing, wake boarding, kayaking
Fishing in the river or on the lake
Mountain / nature activities : Paragliding, Canyoning, Mountain biking, Adventure course
Sports activities: Horse riding, Golf, Tennis,
Leisure : Bowling, Shopping,
Cultural places : Castle visit : Annecy, Menthon Saint Bernard, Guided tour of the old town of Annecy, with its canals
Don't miss: the prestigious site of Chamonix Mont-Blanc (80 km)
The departure of paragliders at the Col de la Forclaz, the most beautiful panoramic view of Lake Annecy
To eat, the campsite suggests a list of nearby restaurants