Lake Annecy is one of the clearest and purest bodies of water in Europe. The lake is surrounded by enchanting landscapes, composed of nature, magnificent cities and castles. North of the lake is the old town of Annecy and its canals. On the left is Saint-Jorioz, Sevrier, Duingt and his manor house. On the right side stands out Menthon Saint Bernard and its fort, as well as Veyrier and its belvedere. At the end of the lake is the belvedere of the Roc de Chère, the nature reserve and further on is the Faverges. The lake and its surroundings represent a favorable playground for the practice of various leisure activities such as water sports, air sports and outdoor activities. If you want to go on vacation to Annecy, here are the activities you can do around the lake.
Enjoy a beautiful view and practice nautical activities
In summer, the water of Lake Annecy is around 26 ° C, which makes water sports enthusiasts happy: swimming, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, boating, kayaking, diving, canoeing, stand -up paddle, catamaran ... await you. You can explore the lake on a short cruise. Many circuits are accessible there and you can stop in a specific place to go fishing since the lake is also very full of fish. During your cruise during your Lake Annecy holidays, you can have a beautiful view of the Col de la Forclaz belvedere nestled at 1150 m above sea level, as well as the peaks of Entrevernes, Les Bauges and the Semnoz camped at 1699 m. altitude.
Doing outdoor activities
Among the outdoor activities that you can do around Lake Annecy is cycling. A 33 km cycle track connects the city to Ugine. So you can take your bike and walk along the west shore of the lake to climb towards Ugine while enjoying the beautiful landscapes. You can then continue by going around the lake. For golf lovers, there are also two 18-hole golf courses on the shores of Lake Annecy, which enjoy breathtaking views of the Giez golf course and the Talloires golf course. For those who love air sports, they can go paragliding or hang gliding over Lake Annecy to admire the landscapes from another angle. Many nearby establishments offer these activities. Then, you can also go via ferrata and rock climbing for a surprising view of the lake. If you live in the Camping Ideal area in Annecy, enjoy the campsite's swimming pool and water park. Also take advantage of tennis, football, etc. from the Annecy campsite. If you are tired of your activities, enjoy the calm and comfort of your mobile home or tent.
Discover the heritage
The surroundings of Lake Annecy are full of heritage that you can visit. In the city center you will find bridges, docks, churches and many typical alleys that you can visit. There is also the castle museum, the seat of the duchy, the old court residence, as well as the regional and naturalist museum of the city. On the right side of the lake is the fort of Menthon Saint Bernard and its large library. To the south, there is the Sevrier Bell Museum and the Annecy Lake Ecomuseum.