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Address: Annecy, France

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Great Views and Nice Drive

The road is narrow in places but much less nerve wracking than col de la Forclaz that we visited the day before. The views from up here were wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The road is narrow in places but much less nerve wracking than col de la Forclaz that we visited the day before. The views from up here were wonderful.

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Tayport, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Cycled up to Semnoz from both sides, and the views were fantastic. The climb from the Annecy side is tougher with some good steep sections. It is longer and slightly more gentle from the Servier - Leschaux side.

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Leigh-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent view and difficult climb on a bike ride but the decent down makes it all the worthwhile. Very accessible from Annecy town centre

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Coupeville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Semnoz is only a 20 minute drive from Annecy. There's no hiking if you drive up the mountain (lots of bikers went all the way to the top), but the view is amazing and 360 degrees. Well worth it.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Le Semnoz was the high point of our trip. The drive up to the top was beautiful. It was impressive to see all the bikers bicycling up the steep mountain. We parked near the top and walked up to the top which is 1740 meters. From the top you have a panoramic view of the whole area. The valley on... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Go up a mountain - expect variable weather, but when it's god ... it'sspectacular. A nice restaurant experience at the top, which would be even better if I'd biked up rather than being a lazy driver

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A short drive out of Annecy, the sights will delight you - from the curves in the road, the forests, and the views into the distant Alps.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The drive to Le Semnoz is approximately 18 kms up a windy road from Annecy. We were warned by a local that if there is cloud cover, there is a good chance that very little will be seen from Le Semnoz. Our experience proved this to be correct even though the cloud cover was not overly heavy. Approximately 1 kilometre... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Only half an hour drive from Annecy we were so pleased we took the time to come up the mountain and it is an easy drive with a good road.At the top on a sunny day in May we had clear 365 degree views. To Mont Blanc and the French/Swiss/Italian alps and towards Lyon, it was just stunning. I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

From the top of the Semnoz there is an amazing view of our beautiful Haute Savoie, from the Mont Blanc to nearly as far as Lyon on a clear day. It is a half hour drive to the top. In the Summer look out for the bus from Annecy it is well worth the time to go. Take a picnic.... More 

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

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