First week at Lake Annecy with sunny days

A week of discoveries for those who do not want to miss anything during their first stay at Lake Annecy.

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Discovery and Contemplation

Day 1

  • Discover the old town and its pedestrian streets
  • Explore its corners and secrets
  • Shop at the various markets
  • Find local products and souvenirs
  • Take a cultural bath: Museum-Castle, Palais de l’Ile or CITIA
  • Take a boat cruise to admire the scenery
The old town of Annecy
Dédale de ruelles dans la Vieille Ville

© Françoise Cavazzana / Dédale de ruelles dans la Vieille Ville

Freshness and Sensation

Day 2

  • Stroll through the village and the bay of Talloires
  • Hike to the Angon waterfall
  • Get some height at the Col de la Forclaz
  • Take off on a paragliding experience!
Go paragliding
Vol en parapente au-dessus du Lac d'Annecy

© Airmax Parapente / Vol en parapente

History and Nature

Day 3

  • Discover the history of the plateau with the National Resistance Monument
  • Enjoy a local dish in one of the restaurants
  • Hike on the plateau or to a nearby peak
  • Watch the stars while staying for an unusual evening
The Plateau des Glières
Le Monument National de la Résistance

© Monica Dalmasso / Monument national à la Résistance de Gilioli

  • Fleurs dans la Vieille Ville

    © Monica Dalmasso / Fleurs dans la Vieille Ville

  • Les cascades d'Angon

    © Gilles Piel / Les cascades d'Angon

  • Observation des étoiles en Pays de Fillière

    © Monica Dalmasso / Observation des étoiles

Cycling and Landscapes

Day 4

  • Hire a bike to discover the shores
  • Sportive: ride around the lake
  • Contemplative: pedal along the western shore
  • Take a break on the beaches. In summer, enjoy the water temperature, which is ideal for swimming
Bike rental companies
Détour en vélo sur les bords du lac

© Philippe Royer / En vélo sur les bords du lac

Village and River

Day 5

  • Visit the medieval village of Alby-sur-Chéran
  • Push the doors of the Museum of the shoemaking and of the Ciergerie Blanchet
  • Take a walk on the “chaos of the Chéran”
  • Observe the view from the Abime bridge
  • Go fishing in the wild Chéran river
The Pays d’Alby
Pêche dans le Chéran

© Gilles Piel / Pêche dans le Chéran

Hikes and walks

Day 6

  • Go hiking!
  • Follow your desires with all our recommended routes
  • Choose your outing with the filters by difficulty / distance / duration / height difference
  • Download the ViAnnecy application and go on an adventure
Discover all our tracks
Randonnée au Parmelan

© Alain Dujardin – photoslahaut.com / Randonnée au Parmelan

Culture and natural sites

Day 7

  • Stroll through the calm of the Secret Gardens
  • Discover the history and rich collections of the Château de Montrottier
  • Walk on the vertiginous footbridge of the Gorges du Fier
Along the Fier
Les Jardins Secrets

© Myriam Moumen / Les Jardins Secrets

  • La Voie Verte

    © Gilles Piel / La Voie Verte

  • La Place du Trophée à Alby-sur-Chéran

    © Gilles Piel / La Place du Trophée à Alby-sur-Chéran

  • Les passerelles vertigineuses des Gorges du Fier

    © S. Mesa / Les Gorges du Fier

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