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A NORDIC ESCAPE

Explore the Annecy Mountains where every domain offers a unique experience.

A PERFECT DAY ON THE GLIÈRES PLATEAU

OR HOW TO COMBINE NORDIC ACTIVITIES AND WELLBEING
A CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING HOTSPOT IN A MAGICAL SETTING
© Pays de Fillière / Gilles Piel
© Thônes Coeur des Vallées

Activities for the whole family

Cross-country skiing, for a gentle start to the season!

This morning, the whole family was up early and in good humour, to head for the Glières plateau for a fabulous day in the snow. Time for Louise and I to get back on our cross-country skis, while Paul and his dad go off to do their own thing. With our lift passes pre-booked on line, all we have to do is attach our skis and take to the trails that wind through the forest and across the open spaces. In the distance we can see the ski-school area where Louise started out! There are plenty of lessons available for beginners and improvers in classic or skate-style cross-country skiing. We make the most of the sun and exceptional snow conditions to enjoy those sensations once again and the immense pleasure that we look forward to year after year. Then all of a sudden… look who’s there – the boys, skiing past at top speed!

© David Machet
© Gilles Piel
Paul and Antoine discover dog-sledding

This year, we remembered to book well ahead and our day is just perfect! At last, Paul and Antoine can go on their much-awaited adventure with Philippe, the local musher. After harnessing the dogs, they have a go at driving the sled, an intense sport both physically and emotionally. They return absolutely thrilled by their fantastic expedition across the enchanting landscapes of the plateau.

A bistro-style meal

© Dép74- L.Guette / Auberge des Glières

A relaxing afternoon

To recover from the morning's efforts and get the season off to a gentle start, there's nothing quite like an afternoon recharging your batteries at the spa centre.

The’Édelweiss Spa at the Auberge des Glières promises 2 hours of ultimate relaxation. Between the sauna, hammam, swimming pool and whirlpool bath, we don’t know where to start… We continue to enjoy the beautiful view over the plateau from the picture windows at the swimming pool and relaxation area. Then the hammam immerses us in an envelopping, subdued atmosphere as the steam relaxes our muscles and eliminates toxins. The day’s excitement gradually subsides.

© Auberge des Glières
BIATHLON OR MY DREAM OF BECOMING A CHAMPION
© C.Hudry - Le Grand-Bornand Tourisme
This morning we're off to Le Grand-Bornand to watch the biathlon World Championship that takes place from 13th to 19th December 2021

We’ve been cross-country skiing fans for years and explored all the trails of the Annecy Mountains (Le Grand-Bornand, Beauregard, Les Confins, Le Semnoz and Les Glières), but we only started rifle shooting 2 years ago, first on a 10-metre range, progressing to 50 metres thanks to the various courses we took in the Bouchet Valley. But today we’re here to encourage the French home team and admire their talents at the Sylvie Becaert international stadium. A chance to follow in the footsteps of our champions and enjoy a great sporting moment!

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