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Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva
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Annecy Half-Day Tour from Geneva

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Visit the French town of Annecy, the “Venice of the Alps”, on a tour that covers all the logistics so you can enjoy the sights along the way. This half-day excursion includes a guided city tour and free time to explore. That way, first-time visitors can get to know the city’s history, shops, and attractions.
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charbs1 wrote a review Sep 2020
Beirut, Lebanon274 contributions55 helpful votes
We rented our bike from Annecy then we went direct South-West you can check the pic that is attached to the review. We thought we'd do an hour and then the ride was so beautiful that we decided to continue all the way. We stopped just before Talloires town and had lunch there on a beautiful place by the lake called "Bistrot du Ponton". The ride is 42km in total from and to Annecy. It took us around 6 hours to do it in total (taking pics + lunch + enjoying). There is a part just after Talloires town that is very difficult and we had to walk with our bikes (we were not able to bike it). I have highlighted this place in black. Long story short, the ride is most beautiful on the west side of the lake - not extremely pretty from the east side (so if you're short on time and not willing to get tired, stick to the west side of the lake), andif you'd like a little adventure and have some time to spare go ahead and do the full tour but expect to be tired if you're an intermediate biker!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Jill T wrote a review Nov 2019
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The route is well marked and easy riding except for the steep hill on the northeast side. Steep switchbacks are doable, but difficult for flatlanders. The view is spectacular as you ride around the lake and through residential sections. The area close to town is a little crowded and you need to watch out going through the barriers.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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carol c wrote a review Nov 2018
Annecy-le-Vieux, France151 contributions29 helpful votes
The bike route has a range of options from basic cycle path for the family to a lake tour of 40km to tough mountains like Semnoz. They are working on completing the tour du lac so you wont have to go on the road @ all but in the summer its a little dangerous for a few sections on the Veyrier / Talloires side. 2020 I guess before its finished. the Annecy / Sevrier side is all a converted rail line and very safe and very flat unless you want to run off into the mountains there are a range of "hills" from basic 4/5% options to more challenging 10% options like Semnoz As always in Annecy July / August is very busy and a little dangerous because of the mix of users in terms of ability and equipment..
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Date of experience: May 2018
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LuisFafe_Portugal wrote a review Sep 2018
United Kingdom182 contributions51 helpful votes
Absolutely amazing! One of the best bike paths i ever ride. Nice views of the lake all the way, nice places to stop and have a drink. Very nice experience. Just rent a bike and go.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Cathy D wrote a review Aug 2018
Nevez, France6 contributions2 helpful votes
It's an old rail line converted for walkers,bike riding etc. We stayed at Albertville and cycled to Annecy and back. A very pleasant experience with many stop off points and I recommend the snack shack by the old railway engine. Great coffee and super ice creams. The track goes much further than we experienced.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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