Hiking Trips around Annecy, France
Annecy is for many people one of the most beautiful French city. Situated on the lakeside, it offers you beautiful view to the surrounding mountains. Most of the tourists and visitors come to Annecy in summer, because of the lake with crystal clear water, where you can swim or paddle on the boat, and the beautiful beaches perfect for sunbathing and relaxing. You can also walk through the wonderful park around the lake.
The city is enjoyable all year long, also in autumn, spring or winter, so the lake is full of people enjoying the beautiful nature and fresh air coming from the mountains during the whole year. Annecy Old Town is small, but amazing. It will take you around an hour to do the tour through the pedestrian zone and the castle, which also has a museum inside. The Old Town has its nice French style cafes, pâtisseries, taverns, restaurants and few fast foods, where you can taste real French pancakes.
Probably the best and the closest hiking trip from Annecy is Mont Veyrier. It takes about four hours round trip (2h 30m up and 1h 45m down), offering you the beautiful panorama view of the Annecy Lake, Annecy town and surrounding villages. Starting point is from the "Sur le Bois" (next to Annecy le Vieux), but you can start to hike from Veyrier du Lac. From both places you can follow the direction to Mont Veyrier. The altitude at the beginning of the trail is around 900 m, the highest point of the trail is 1299 m.
Hotels in Annecy, France
There are dozens of both comfortable and affordable hotels in Annecy and other towns around. Probably the most popular hotel in Annecy is the Hotel du Palais de l’Isle. For only 100 Euro you will get a double room fitting two people.