Tour du Lac d’Annecy by bike

The Lac d’Annecy (Lake Annecy) is located in Haute-Savoie and is the third largest lake in France. In spring, I took my bike on a loop around the lake. The loop is about 42km and should take about 3 hours to complete in one go. Starting in Annecy-le-Vieux, I first followed the road southwards on the eastern shore of the lake and stopped at Roc de Chère, Cascade d’Angon and Réserve Naturelle du Bout du Lac. It started raining heavily at that point so I rushed to go back to Annecy. However, the western shore of the lake is actually the nicest for cyclists, with a flat and fully separate bike lane (Voie Verte), which goes all the way from Annecy to Albertville. I used photos from other times I was on that path instead.

Above, the lake seen from Albigny beach in Annecy-le-Vieux.

Above, Semnoz.

Above, in Menthon.

Above, luxury hotel in Menthon.

Above, Château de Menthon-Saint-Bernard.

Above, south of Roc de Chère in Talloires.

Above, in Angon.

Above, former stone quarry on the Taillefer.

Above, at the Bout du Lac (southern end of the lake).

Below are photos from the western shore and the Voie Verte taken some other time.

Above, Voie Verte along the Taillefer.

Above, Lanfonnet and Dents de Lanfon.

Above, Bout du Lac and Pointe de la Sambuy in the background.

Above, Mont Veyrier and Mont Baret.

Above, Roc de Chère with La Tournette, Lanfonnet and Dents de Lanfon in the background, seen from a beach in Sévrier.

Above, La Tournette.

Above, swans.

Above, Paquier.

Above, from Pont des Amours.

Above, back at Albigny beach, in Annecy-le-Vieux.

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