This trip, which circles Lake Annecy, is primarily made up of a cycle lane that is shared with walkers and rollerbladers. It has a 40 km length and a 300 m height difference. By taking our suggestions, it is a simple excursion that we advise. The cycle route is separate from the road for the majority of the Lake Annecy excursion. You must use caution, though, as some bicycles travel fairly quickly, and wearing a helmet is advised just as it would be on the road. An ancient railway line that was long ago converted into a greenway makes up the first half of the ride. The majority of people use this part. You can rent a bike throughout your vacation to accomplish this necessary cycling itinerary.
The 36 km circumference of Lake Annecy is covered in 1 to 2 hours on this moderately easy cycling trip. Between the lake's crystal-clear waters and the surrounding high peaks, the scenery is breathtaking. 30 km of the route's 36 km feature cycling infrastructure that makes the loop safe, particularly for kids. The traffic is eased at the crossings of the villages of Menthon-Saint-Bernard and Veyrier-du-Lac despite the lack of a cycle path.
To enjoy the coolness throughout the hot season, it is preferable to depart early. Starting in Annecy, you will travel via Annecy-le-Vieux until you reach Chavoire, where swimming is already permitted at this level throughout the summer. Menthon-Saint-Bernard and Veyrier-du-Lac are traversed by a series of brief ascents. You will find a stunning landscape on the banks of the Petit Lac d'Annecy after descending the Talloires shoreline. Many beaches provide picnic tables and benches and permit swimming.
There are restrooms and a water point at the former Bredennaz station. Then, two fresh fountains to satisfy your thirst may be found near Saint Jorioz and after the Duingt tunnel.
Got to know before you go:
The booklet includes a map of the route, safety instructions, and a cycling tour of Lake Annecy. Due to the intersection of the cycle and pedestrian lanes and the need to account for potential impediments like bus shelters, it is advised to exercise extra caution along the eastern side of Lake Annecy at the level of Veyrier-du-Lac.