Miscellaneous / Sports activities


° Ski

In Annecy, several skiing areas are nearby.

Here is the main skiing aeras of the Alpes and their distance from Annecy (the 4 closest skiing area from Annecy are in red).


Le Semnoz :
19 km

Seythenex :
30 km

La Clusaz :
31 km

Le Grand-Bornand :
31 km

Notre-Dame de Bellecombe : 53 km

Praz-sur-Arly :
56 km

Megève :
60 km

Les Saisies :
63 km

Arêches :
70 km

Morillon :
72 km

Samoëns :
78 km

Les Gets :
78 km

Flaine :
81 km

Morzine :
84 km

Méribel :
85 km

Valmorel :
87 km

Chamonix :
92 km

Avoriaz :
96 km

Courchevel :
96 km

Les Menuires:
96 km

La Plagne :
101 km

Prapoutel-les-7-Laux : 125 km

Les Arcs :
126 km

Tignes :
127 km

Chamrousse :
148 km

Valfréjus :
160 km

Les Deux-Alpes :
190 km

Serre Chevalier :
212 km

  Click on the above links to visit the website of these skiing areas. - Alpes -

  ° Nautical activities on the Annecy Lake

With a 14,6 km length and a maximum width of 3,1 km the Annecy Lake offers all the conditions that are ideal for water sports. The lake being mainly North-South, northerly winds facilitate sports such as the fun-board or the kite-surf. Predominantly, a light breeze from West is just nice for other traditional veil sports. The S.R.V.A (Annecy’s company of the regattas with veil) organizes courses of veil and windsurfing for the adults or the children=> www.srva.info

Other water activities for you to enjoy: Swimming, snorkelling & diving, sailing (pleasure and tourism), motonautism, rowing, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking etc.

=> www.annecyplongee.com
=> www.locabateaux.com


° Golf

9 kilometers from Annecy, between Menthon-Saint-Bernard and Talloires, (the local region) the Golf of the Annecy Lake occupies a very privileged location. The course develops on the marvellous site of the “Rock de Chère”, being protected green zone and natural reserves. The area dominates Europes purest lake and France’s 2nd largest, and is surrounded by mountains.  Each hole being undulating and wooded, makes it possible to enjoy superb panoramas, but remains challenging as the game should be.

Address : Golf de Menthon St Bernard / Talloires - lac d'Annecy - Route du Golf, 74290 TALLOIRES
Telephone :      +33 4 50 60 12 89       
Fax : +33 4 50 60 08 80
E-mail : golflacannecy@wanadoo.fr
Website : www.golf-lacannecy.com

23 km South of Annecy you can discover the golf of Giez. The exceptional beauty of the site, and the ideal environment it enjoys, makes golfing at Giez a memorable experience for the golfeurs and non-golfeurs of all skills. The courses are harmonized completely with our marvellous environment being the lake, mountains, history and festivals.

Address : Golf de Giez - lac d'Annecy -, 74210 GIEZ
Telephone :      +33 4 50 44 48 41       
Fax : +33 4 50 32 55 93
E-mail : as.golfdegiez@wanadoo.fr

° Paragliding

The area of Annecy offers excellent conditions and a marvellous framework for paragliding. There are four takeoff sites around the lake :

> Montmin

Direction : North-West.
Access : road of « le col de la Forclaz » and chemin carrossable.
Altitude : 1450m.
Flying conditions : Flight on the imposing site of the Annecy Lake.
Very beautiful site. Take-off area covered with a plastic carpet.
Dangers and difficulties : Best to enquire locally.

> Planfait

Direction : West, South-West.
Access: from Talloires direction « Col de la Forclaz », at the village Verel turn left and follow the signs "Forêt Aventure".
Altitude : 950m.
Flying conditions: Easy takeoff other than through winds. Surface covered with a plastic carpet. Thermal flight, takeoff is crosswind.
Dangers and difficulties: Best to enquire locally.

> Perroix

 Direction : North.
Access: along D 909 upstream of Talloires.
Altitude : 463m.
Flying conditions: Best to enquire locally.
GPS : Lat.: 45° 50' 57'' North - Long.: 06° 10' 60" East.

> Doussard

Direction : North.
Access : near the general-purpose room of Doussard.
Altitude : 450m.
Conditions: landing for paragliding and deltaplane differences.
Dangers and difficulties: Strong Southerly winds – Reversing in the the evening.

=> www.lespassagersduvent.com
=> www.parapente-annecy.com
=> www.libre-envol.com
=> www.aeroslide.com



° Others

The Annecian area offers many other attractions and activities.
Many excursions to the mountains and medium mountains within this pristine framework will create for you an unforgettable experience. Around the Annecy Lake, superb multiple and varied cliffs will enable you to enjoy all types of climbing (+ via ferrata). Biking enthusiasts can explore the multitude of adventures: tour around the lake (cycle track), collars etc but also by many V.T.T courses.
You will also be able to experience canyoning, rafting and many of the other activities...

=> www.takamaka.fr
=> www.montemedio.com

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