Two contemplative mountain activities in the vertical plane
There are lots of different settings for climbers, but always on limestone, like the Grande Jeanne in the Semnoz forest, the cliffs around Lake Annecy, the sun-drenched rocks of the Aravis mountains (Colombière and Rocher des Aravis), or the Ablon valley, a little wilderness amid Alpine pastures… There are plenty of equipped routes for all levels here. The most advanced climbers will also find some beautiful major climbing routes to explore, some of which are a whole expedition. Don’t hesitate to enquire at the guides bureau for an introductory session or to push out your limits in safe conditions. Quickdraws at the ready!
Climb a boulder with no ropes or harness, stepping your way through the difficult sections, for an alternative climbing experience! Enthusiasts will particularly enjoy the Colombière boulders, a vast blockfield with more than 100 routes. And families will love the enchanting setting of the boulders at the Aravis pass.
On a mountain itinerary on a rock face equipped with safety cables, you’ll experience the dizzying sensations of rock climbing but with technical installations – pedals, handles, rungs, ladders, rope bridges, beams, walkways and Nepalese bridges – that make the climb easier and more fun… the Annecy Mountains boast 4 via ferrata trails of different levels in terms of physical difficulty and exposure to vertical drops.
Appreciated for its beautiful landscape, the diversity of outdoor activities available, the must-try local specialities and the region’s cultural life and historical heritage, Lake Annecy and its 34 facets are the promise of unique experiences.
Among the most beautiful villages in the French Alps, Le Grand-Bornand, recently awarded the “Flocon Vert” seal of approval, cultivates the charm of its 200 year-old chalets along with the modernity of a dynamic and coveted event-hosting resort, yet has retained all its authenticity. Visitors and residents are united by the same openness in their lively, happy community life.
Thône Heart of the Valleys is an inevitable base camp from which to explore the region. It attracts visitors all year round, with its 8 typical villages offering a diversity of landscapes and activities to satisfy both children and adults. Take a trip across this unique land which invites you to take the time to enjoy life!
Here, life is sweet and the seasons colourful. At an ideal location just south of Lake Annecy, the destination’s 7 towns and villages promise plenty of paths to explore, craftspeople and farmers to meet, heritage to discover, and a host of activities to enjoy…
Manigod, an authentic village resort with a human feel, is the perfect nature destination for a summer holiday with family or friends.
From the village to the summits, a pure delight for mountain lovers and fans of the great outdoors. In winter, the resort promises winter sports galore, with each to their own pace and preference.
You will appreciate the charm and tranquillity of an authentic mountain village. Saint Jean de Sixt is the ideal natural base camp, located at the gateway to the most beautiful outdoor playgrounds: the Aravis massif and its great ski area.