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“A must to do in Annecy” 5 of 5 stars
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La Tournette
Annecy, France
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Ranked #4 of 51 Nature and Parks in Annecy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“A must to do in Annecy”
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.

Visited August 2012
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“Challenging with incredible views”
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. Two miles or so on a small road between houses and you will hit a parking lot. Most seem to park there or you can continue on a dirt road up to a cheese shop and cafe where there too is parking. This will shorten your climb by 20 minutes through a pasture.

Assuming one parks in the lower lot, the trail starts as a moderated slope through pastures with cows and tall grass. Past the grazing land the trail gets steep and soon great views of Lake Annecy appear. Along the way there are nice places to rest including some huts with views of the Alps and lake. Eventually, there are snow fields and easy waterfalls to navigate. The trail is well marked and near the top there are chains and rails to help with more steep and difficult rock scrambles. From the top, views of the lake to one side and Mt. Blanc to the other can't be beat. There were also many ibex to encounter along the way.

Visited June 2012
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“Hiking Superior”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Must be in shape for this one, can be challenging but its worth every step towards the summit, where you can look up to a magnificent neighbor the Mt. Blanc

Visited November 2011
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