Annecy Mountains – France
Our area is internationally renowned for its beautiful harmonious landscape and for the fantastic quality of the water in the lake which, thanks to the efforts made to protect it for over 50 years, is now the purest in Europe.
Visitors can enjoy a wide choice of sporting and cultural activities in both summer and winter in this wonderful setting. From water activities (such as swimming, sailing, water-skiing or diving) and cycling (thanks to a safe cycle route running alongside the lake for over 40km) to mountain activities (hiking, mountain biking, via-ferrata, canyoning or paragliding) – everything is possible !
As for cultural activities, there are plenty of museum tours, castles, guided tours and exhibitions. In fact, Annecy and its suburbs have received the much-coveted “Art and History” label.
The pure, clear water flows from the lake into the canals running through the “old town” (Annecy’s historic centre), giving it its picturesque appearance of the “Venice of the Alps”.
With its 211 km of ski runs, the Aravis ski area is popular with fans of the great outdoors. There is a ski-bus between La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand which goes every 30 minutes and is free of charge for anyone with an Aravis ski pass.