La Tournette, Annecy

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The Tournette is a mountain in the Bornes Massif in Haute-Savoie, France. It is the highest of the mountains surrounding Lake Annecy and has a prominence of 1,514m, qualifying it as an Ultra.It is possible to drive most of the way up, parking at Chalet De L'Aulp. From here the summit can be reached via a well marked path in around 3 hours. The final third of the climb requires some scrambling, but there are chains and ladders in all the difficult sections.
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  • The spinner is a must hike around Annecy, for its very Alpine setting and its superb panorama at the top. Conditions: being able to make 1100-1200 m in altitude without difficulty, not to fear the vacuum. Since Montmin, caution upward, in the cliffs (crossings equipped with cables), especially when there's world (rock falls). I recommend this route to children. Since the Bottiere (watershed Thônes), the course is a lot less exposed, except of course to the level of the uppermost rock (called the Chair) common to all routes. Dizzying, "Chair" is very well equipped with cables, markets and a scale. Daily presence of ibex. Opportunity also to meet a Ptarmigan (Partridge of snow).
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  • The tournette deserves but cannot be improvised. Curious refrain because can be dangerous. Landscapes take your breath away (also the climb)
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  • Beautiful hike, climb hard and a bit of climbing on the end, but I recommend because we are well rewarded once arrived
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  • Great views, and a demanding hike. Doable in 1 day still, if you start early enough. A must-do around Annecy!
  • Even if we only went to the Chair. We're still up to 2100 meters and the view is just beautiful. A little (a lot) sports even when 😉
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  • A great family ride. A rise of about 2 hours but a superb panorama on arrival on Lake Annecy a beautiful ballad that I recommend
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  • A very nice view at the arrival, a hike over 3 hour walk but a magnificent panorama
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  • Very nice place highlight around the Lake... As has feet when skiing, this remains the best panoramic of the Jura at Mont Blanc via the vanoise and the Italy.
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Where to stay in Annecy

Take advantage of the city's prime shopping and dining opportunities by booking your rooms at a hotel near the medieval town center. Stay close to Annecy's main train station if you wish to take quick day trips to Lyon or Geneva. You can choose a luxurious self-catering apartment with access to fitness facilities, sauna, and private parking, all within a short walk from the old town and Lake Annecy. If staying within city limits isn't a priority, consider one of the resorts in the surrounding mountains.
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