Guidebook

Five of Annecy's Finest Day Hikes

There is a lifetime's worth of hiking around Annecy and these five routes are some of the highlights.

Description

The picturesque town of Annecy is almost impossibly well positioned, with a beautiful blue lake to the south, Geneva to the north and some of the finest mountains in France all around.

Just about every conceivable outdoor sport can be enjoyed in and around Annecy but hiking the famous peaks that surround the town remains the most popular summer activity.

The opportunities for exploration in the region are almost endless but doing these 5 hikes will give you a sample of what is on offer, and likely whet your appetite for more!

Monts Veyrier and Baron Traverse
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Monts Veyrier and Baron Traverse

Annecy
3 - 4 hrs
11.8 km
1,012 m
1,012 m
A classic ridge traverse along 2 prominent and famous peaks.
Difficult
Private
Roc de Chère: Circuit des Belvédères

Roc de Chère: Circuit des Belvédères

Annecy
1 - 2 hrs
5.8 km
224 m
251 m
An easy, peaceful and scenic loop above Lake Annecy
Moderate
Private
Le Lanfonnet: Le tour depuis Vérel

Le Lanfonnet: Le tour depuis Vérel

Annecy
4 - 5 hrs
11.1 km
1,035 m
1,038 m
A classic circular hike which encapsulates what Annecy hiking is all about.
Difficult
Private
Pointe de Talamarche: Par le vallon du Cruet

Pointe de Talamarche: Par le vallon du Cruet

Annecy
6 - 7 hrs
18.2 km
1,453 m
1,453 m
A beautiful loop where you earn your views!
Difficult
Private
La Tournette: The Circuit from La Molloire

La Tournette: The Circuit from La Molloire

Annecy
5 - 6 hrs
14.9 km
1,432 m
1,432 m
A stunning loop over one of the most aesthetic peaks in the region.
Difficult
Private