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The 5 most beautiful hikes of Lake Annecy

This article offers you a chance to get to know the most renowned hikes around Lake Annecy !

No matter what hiking level you have, you can enjoy wonderful views of the purest lake in Europe. I recommend you take the difficulty level of each hike into account.

La Tournette hike

Definitely the highest peak around Lake Annecy, the hike up to la Tournette offers a 360 panoramic view on the northern Alps, La Pointe Percée and Mont Blanc (that’s sometimes hidden behind clouds in case of high temperatures). And you’ll most likely have the chance to see some ibexes on the way.

Careful, in order to get to the seat (rocky culmination on the mountain) you have to get passed a few rocks (the passage is equipped with cables) and climb up two ladders. As you won’t have as many safety equipments as for a via ferrata hike, I advise you assure the youngest ones with a small rope !

Time : 6h45

Distance : 11.47 km

Ascending elevation : + 1444 m

Highest altitude : 2329 m

Difficulty : Hard !

The waterfall of Angon in Talloires

The perfect hike to do with your family ! A nice and diversified walk going through woods, fields and small villages. A short climb that still offers you some beautiful viewpoints on Lake Annecy, la Tournette and les Dents de Lanfon. And on top of all that you will be able to cross underneath the famous 60 meters high waterfall of Angon, from which it is by the way possible to abseil down. See our canyoning page for more information !

Time : 2h15

Distance : 4.69 km

Ascending elevation : +395m

Difficulty : Easy to medium

Highest altitude : 767 m

Mont Veyrier hike, starting in Annecy

A medium difficulty hike offering a sight on Lake Annecy, an overview of the Bauges summit and the town of Annecy ! With the starting point not being far from the city center of Annecy, you don’t necessarily need to take the car or bus to get there. You’ll walk on the track from the ridge of Mont Veyrier to Mont Baron.

Time : 5h00

Distance : 10.11 km

Ascending elevation : + 910 m

Difficulty : Medium

Highest altitude : 1265 m

The Semnoz plateau, overview of Lake Annecy and Mont Blanc

A rather easy walk because of the small elevation even though the tour of the plateau is a distance of over 8 kilometers. At the top you will find two orientation tables offering a round view on the Bauges natural parc on one side and Lake Annecy on the other. On clear days you can see Mont Blanc. For the youngest ones you will find a 4 season sledge as well as a trampoline at the resort ! This hike is also great in the winter, for snowshoeing !

Time : 3h20

Distance : 8.15 km

Ascending elevation : + 408 m

Difficulty : Medium

Highest altitude : 1692 m

Hiking above Gorges du Fier

An easy walk perfect for children ! You can complete your hike with a visit of the Montrottier castle and/or Gorges du Fier (charged entrance) where you walk among a 250 meters long bridge, 30 meters above the Fier !

A slightly shorter tour is also possible.

Time : 2h55

Distance : 8.53 km

Ascending elevation : + 194 m

Difficulty : Easy

Highest altitude : 515 m

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