My husband enjoys competitive racing, he usually does several triathalons, 5K runs and long distance swim races every summer so this seemed like a perfect way for him to combine a vacation to Europe and participate in a race.
The Traverse du Lac is set on the beautiful Lac d'Annecy every year on August 15th, the cliffs towering over the start, the goal is the castle on the other side of the lake.
We ran across someone who was going to the race and followed them to the start, it was directly across the lake from the castle and we were lucky enough to find a free parking spot just a short distance away. When we asked how do the swimmers get back, they shrugged and said "of course you can walk".
The Grand Traverse is for adults, several hundred of which participate
Dans les Aravis, superbe massif pré-alpin, les parois calcaires dominent les pâturages vert tendre, façonnant un paysage de montagne à la fois doux et élancé où la verticalité se parcoure avec harmonie.
Au menu du week end : 1 nuit en auberge ou centre de vacances en demi-pension, 2 déjeuners (pique-niques), 1/2 journée dans la via ferrata des Aravis, 1 jour de canyoning à Angon (encadrement Guide de Haute Montagne), le prêt du matériel technique.
Autres dates disponibles pour les groupes constitués à partir de 4 personnes.
In the Aravis, superb pre-alpine massif, the chalky partitions dominate grazings green to stretch, shaping a landscape of mountain at a time soft and slim where the verticality browses itself with harmony.
To the menu of the week end: 1 night in inn or center of vacations in partial board, 2 lunches (picnics), 1/2 day in the via ferrata of the Aravises, 1 day of canyoning in Angon (framing Guides High Mountain), the loan of the technical material.
Other available dates for the groups constituted from 4 people.
Hébergements dans une chambre d'hôtes haut de gamme, face à la vallée dans une ancienne ferme savoyarde. Chambre de charme, TV, salle de bains, wc privé, balcon ou terrasse, salon avec cheminée, jardin.
Séjour de 2 nuits, ce séjour comprend :
- Hébergement pour 2 personnes pour 2 nuits en 1/2 pension
- Baptême en parapente au dessus de la vallée de Thônes
Lodgings in a room of hosts upscale, facing the valley in a former farm from Savoie. Room of charm, TV, bathroom, deprived water-closets, balcony or terrace, lounge with chimney, garden.
Stay of 2 nights, this stay understands :
- Lodging for 2 people for 2 nights in 1/2 pension
- Baptism in parapente to the over of the valley of Thônes
so much choice around annecy to ski.
the biggest ski resorts around are La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand, and Megeve.
i ll strongly advise you if you are going to one of these when it s the ski season to leave early in the morning as the 3 ski resorts share the same road on the first 30.35 km from Annecy and you could end up being frustated in traffic.
ski resorts like La Marjoria are quieter but much smaller.