If you want to cycle a loop around lake Annecy, here are a few tips:
Col de Tamié would be a good location to watch stage 19 of the 2013 Tour de France.
I hadn’t seen Emmanuel in 2 years, and he knows the Cols of the region very well. My challenge was to find a climb from Annecy that he hadn’t cycled that would make him go “wow!” Success.
Le Semnoz is the mountain on the west side of Lake Annecy. Here are details of 5 routes up this great climb.
This quiet forest climb starting from Lake Annecy is one of our favourite rides on perfect weather days.
Unlike the bigger mountains on the east side of the lake Annecy, it’s possibly to cycle up to the peak of Le Semnoz: Crêt de Chatillon.