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Address: Annecy, France

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One of the best hikes with a great payoff!

I hiked La Tournette alone while staying in Annecy. It was a beautiful July day - 80 degrees and sunny. I wanted to provide a little more info about the trail head for those... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I hiked La Tournette alone while staying in Annecy. It was a beautiful July day - 80 degrees and sunny. I wanted to provide a little more info about the trail head for those that follow. I had a car and drove from Annecy - about 40 minutes along the lake and up a winding road with lots of bicyclists... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

super view. stop and refuge de l'aulp for an authentic roblochon. Pretty hard for beginner. I climbed from the lake all thru the top. took me 5 hours. 25 km. 2000m of elecation change

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Tournette is really something. Give yourself time, especially if you are not use to the region, to hike. That being said, La Tournette is special and a sense of accomplishment comes when you look at it from far away and can say I climbed that. Bring water, good shoes and something to eat, it may take awhile. Views are amazing!

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Thoiry, Rhone-Alpes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My boyfriend and I parked at Belchamp and hiked up to the refuge Rosairy. The hike was more difficult than expected, especially the descent due to the small stones on the trail, but feasible with a bit of effort. The first half was mostly in the forest, and the second half was out in the open. The sign said it... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The trip is said to take about 6 hrs in total, we spent almost 8 hrs before we were back by the car. There's a lot of incline to begin with, so we had rapid breaks during the hike. Such a beautiful view once you gain some height, but be ware of sudden changes in weather as we experienced a... More 

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Grenoble, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I did the Tournette with my MTB. The north trail is almost not rideable at all. Also it's the steeper trail. If you want to ride the Tournette, better stick to the trail to Montmin on the south side. This one is mostly rideable but very technical, sometimes slippery and always very steep. You need good freeride tires, full suspension... More 

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France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Although I live right beside La Tournette, I've only hiked it fully twice. The Lake (Montmin) side is the fastest and therefore busiest trail. The back trail (Serreval) is interesting as it passes a lovely mountain refuge where you can also stay for the night (with hot showers and great dinner/breakfast deals!). Their flock of goats graze the high pastures... More 

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Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

with souveniers and the option to paraglide or delta over the lake. easy to reach at least by car. on food its a 3h walk up the mountain from the lake

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

I did the Tournette with my MTB. The north trail is almost not rideable at all. Also it's the steeper trail. If you want to ride the Tournette, better stick to the trail to Montmin on the south side. This one is mostly rideable but very technical, sometimes slippery and always very steep. You need good freeride tires, full suspension... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

To get the best view of Lac d` Annecy and over to the great Mt Blanc, this is the spot. Takes about 6 hours up and down from the parking place, this includes several pauses and a relatively slow pace. Just amazing, can't really discribe this in words - must be experienced!

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Address: Annecy, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Annecy

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