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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  • Pleasant hike, several hours of positive gradient before reaching the chair allowing us to admire the lake and the white mountain: sublime view.
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  • Departed from the Meadows round, in 3 hours we arrived on the chair of the Tournette. From there the 360-degree panorama is sublime, from Lake Annecy to the Mont Blanc massif, the view is magnificent. The descent is sometimes more difficult than the climb, sticks would probably have been useful to us. To do without hesitation!
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  • We did this hike at the end of September. Not many people realize it. You should know that you can drive to the foot of the hike via a gravel path. The hike goes up dry from the start. A third of the hike is done when you arrive at the shelter. The end of the hike ends on the "chair" a rock located at the top of the mountain with an incomparable view.
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  • Beautiful place! The hike is a bit technical but the view is great!
  • Great views, and a demanding hike. Doable in 1 day still, if you start early enough. A must-do around Annecy!
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  • A Very beautiful vantage point, providing a lot of excitement and experience. The View is amazing. However, in my opinion it is not a good place to go with children, because the trail is quite difficult and steep. It is worth to spend at least 1l of water per person.
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  • In summer as in winter, it is the mountain dominating the Lake of Annecy which, with some efforts will offer you one of the most beautiful views of the region (from Lake to Mont Blanc through the Bauges, the Aravis and the terminals). Beware, there are dates to avoid if you want to avoid the crowds (the beautiful WE of February, 14 July and 15 August for example).
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