Outdoor weekend at Lake Annecy

For an outdoor weekend or a sporting break in the mountains, Lake Annecy is the ideal destination.

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Day 1: stand up paddle on Lake Annecy

Hire a paddle board and explore the crystal-clear waters of Lake Annecy. Sail along the coast exploring the bays and beaches. Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding countryside. Take a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters. End your day by capturing a  beautiful sunset from your board, creating unforgettable memories of this unique aquatic experience.

Stand Up Paddle rental
Stand-up paddle on the lake

© Monica Dalmasso / Stand-up paddle on the lake

Day 2: panoramic hike at Le Parmelan

For your second sporting day around Lake Annecy, opt for a hike to the summit of Parmelan, the destination’s iconic mountain, offering breathtaking views. This outing will reward you with panoramic views of Lake Annecy and the majestic surrounding mountains. Don’t forget to admire the local flora and fauna. This unforgettable hike is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the region. Plan a hike suited to your skill level and enjoy the unspoilt nature along the way.

Hiking to Le Parmelan
Randonnée au Parmelan

© Alain Dujardin – photoslahaut.com / Hiking at Le Parmelan

Day 3: bike hire at Lake Annecy

Discover the wonders of Lake Annecy by bike on your third sporting day. Hire an electric bike and set off on an adventure. Follow the cycle path around the lake, offering breathtaking panoramic views. Make regular stops in the charming lakeside villages and take advantage of the picturesque beaches to relax and swim in the crystal-clear waters. Explore sites such as the Bout du Lac nature reserve or the Roc de Chère nature reserve, the magnificent Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard

Bikes rental
Cycling on Lake Annecy's greenway

© Monica Dalmasso / Cycling on Lake Annecy's greenway

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