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Address: Annecy, France

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014
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Thoiry, Rhone-Alpes, France
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New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
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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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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185 reviews 185 reviews
33 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Better start the walk in the morning to enjoy it entirely. The hike is not very difficult but a bit dangerous at the end. The best part of it are the ibex looking at you at some parts of the hike. At the end the view of Annecy lake is a one time occasion.

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Kensington, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I hiked La Tournette with my ten year old son in late June. To get to the trail head a car is necessary. From Annecy it is a 20-30 minute drive along the lake to the small town on Montmin. In Montmin, there is a small turn off up a steep hill with a sign labeled La Tournette Haute Savoie.... More 

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