The Tournette (2,351 m or 7,713 ft) 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 1,514 (4,967 ft), qualifying it as an Ultra.Arrange your visit to La Tournette and discover more family-friendly attractions in Annecy using our Annecy day trip site.
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Excellent day hike experience. It is definitely not an easy hike, you will need to gear properly for the steep and rocky terrain. Summer heat is merciless, don't forget sun protection. I started from.... more
Excellent day hike experience. It is definitely not an easy hike, you will need to gear properly for the steep and rocky terrain. Summer heat is merciless, don't forget sun protection. I started from.... more »
This is the highest peak around Lake Annecy and it can be climbed from more than one direction. I would say that most people that come with the aim to get to the top arrive from the lake and drive up.... more
This is the highest peak around Lake Annecy and it can be climbed from more than one direction. I would say that most people that come with the aim to get to the top arrive from the lake and drive up.... more »
Amazing views, but quite a tough climb and descent. Significant exposure to falls, some chains broken and polished slippery rocks. Not recommended for anyone afraid of heights or younger/inexperienced children. You can no longer park at the restaurant unless you have a reservation, and the track to it is only suitable for 4x4 anyway. I'd suggest as early as possible to ensure parking, but more importantly to keep the climb in the shade as long as possible. Grippy shoes and poles recommended
La Tournette, a mountain in the Massif in Haute-Savoie, France located above and opposite beautiful Lake Annecy where is mostly calm and considered to be quite warm comparing to mountains lakes, great for water activities (i was on the sap all week). Great hikes all around, these photo's are from the Tournette, where you drive to one of the villages under,(Montmin for ex.) it isn't easy to find the closest parking spot to start the hikes, we had to drive around small and narrow streets, but 3 times hiking and 3 times I found it at the end. The hike itself isn't too hard, we did start with a 1 hour steep descent, but the view of the Mont Blanc Ridge from up was just amazing, and lake Annecy of course. 1 hour drive from Geneva, Swiss.
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