Practise an aquatic activity
The water activities on Lake Annecy and in the surrounding area are numerous and varied. Whether gentle or more sporty, the sensation of gliding on or in the water is a real pleasure. Paddle, fishing, swimming, sailing...: the pleasures of the water will no longer hold any secrets.
Stand Up Paddle (SUP)
Go for a ride on the water in an original way standing on a paddle board! At your own pace, discover Lake Annecy in a completely different way: walk along the edge of a castle, discover a nature reserve, admire a magnificent sunset… To be done all year round; the bravest brave the winter weather during the Glagla Race.
© Semaphore – P. Leroy
Learn more about the diversity of fish in Lake Annecy while enjoying the beauty of the landscape. If you are on holiday, there are permits available to fish for a day, 7 or 15 days. If you already have your fishing licence, there are two types of fishing on Lake Annecy: shore fishing and boat fishing.
© Gilles Piel
Ten or so beaches line the lake for everyone’s enjoyment. In a magical setting, facing the mountains or the emblematic castles of the lake, taste the pleasures of swimming! Traditionally, people swim mainly in summer when the water is good, but local clubs take advantage of the benefits of swimming all year round, with winter swimming.
© Gilles Piel
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, taking up sailing means setting off on an adventure. Catamaran, dinghy, windsurf… choose the boat you want to sail and play with the wind!
© C. Baudot – e-com-photos.eu / Voile sur le lac d'Annecy
Snorkeling, freediving and scuba diving
Lake Annecy is perfect for exploring the lake bed! Whether it’s snorkelling, snorkelling or scuba diving. Aquatic plants, shellfish and fish by the thousands such as pike, trout or arctic char, populate the lake and are part of its underwater beauty.
Its other wealth: archaeological lake sites which are in fact the ruins of ancient lake cities and other prehistoric villages still visible. 3 of these palafittic sites are classified as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Other wonders lie under Lake Annecy, such as the wreck of the France at a depth of 42 metres…
© Olivier Puthon
Canoeing and kayaking
Would you like to be closer to nature? Get on board a canoe and explore the banks and the sea bed, which are full of surprises! The little hidden caves always make an impact…
© Gilles Piel
The activity, supervised by professionals, consists of progressing in rivers with variable flow rates. Approach walk, swimming, abseiling, jumps, slides: there are many canyoning spots around Lake Annecy and the surrounding area.
© Peignée verticale – Monté Médio
White water sports
Water is everywhere in Savoie Mont Blanc. The rivers and streams are also playgrounds for fun and invigoration. Around Lake Annecy, discover different white water activities: rafting, hydrospeed, canoraft, sea kayaking… Activities to try for all lovers of refreshing sensations!
Sail on the lake in complete relaxation with the power of your feet! With family or friends, it’s a great activity that allows you to go at your own pace, sunbathe, slide if you want, swim and easily climb back onto the boat using a ladder.
© Aliouelhadj Said
Discover the world of an outdoor sport: rowing! In complete safety, the qualified instructors will give you their best advice during an initiation in an exceptional setting. Be ready to challenge your endurance, your body strength and your motor coordination!
Would you like to go for a walk with your feet in the water? Strengthen your immune system and have a “detox” effect on your body with a water walk on Lake Annecy. This activity allows you to strengthen your cardiovascular system and muscles thanks to the resistance of the water, without traumatizing your joints. The evolution in the water provides a relaxing effect and allows you to evacuate stress.
Water skiing, wakeboarding and wakesurfing
Put on your summer skis or a wakeboard and let yourself be pulled by a boat to enjoy the joys of water sports! Adrenalin, laughter, splashing around, sensations, landscapes… water skiing, wakeboarding or wakesurfing at Lake Annecy are a great experience to learn how to tame the waves.