piste cyclable annecy

Lake Annecy Cycle path

Do you want to get on your bike during your active camping holiday in Annecy in the Northern French Alps? Pedaling with your hair in the wind on a secure cycle path alone, as a couple, with your children or your friends? Direction cycle path that borders Lake Annecy. and Camping La Ravoire and Les Fontaines!

One of the oldest 35 km cycle paths in France

On one side, Lake Annecy with its clear, clean water, one of the most beautiful lakes in the Alps. On the other, the mountains of the French Alps. And in the middle, you and your bike on a off road cycle path reserved for cyclists, walkers, runners and rollerbladers. Created in 1974, the greenway on the shore of Lake Annecy is one of the oldest cycle paths in France and without question one of the most beautiful. This 35 km tarmac route follows the old route of the railway that connected Annecy with Albertville. Cyclists can admire the remains of this railway line at the sight of the old Doussard station and the Duingt tunnel in which the trains were passing through.

Lake Annecy by bike

Have you just adjusted your helmet and checked the condition of your brakes? The ride can begin. From Doussard, you'll follow the western shore of the lake to Lathuile, Duingt, Saint-Jorioz, Sévrier and Annecy. The track stays close to the lake shore at all times. It is wide enough (3 metres, two directions) to allow all users to enjoy cycling while admiring the waters of the lake and the peaks of the Bauges massif. In the centre of Annecy, the path runs alongside the lake, past the Impérial Palace and Annecy-le-Vieux, to the other side of the lake.
The village of Veyrier doesn't have its own cycle path, so it's the only place that's a little less safe, but it's very short. The route continues as far as Menthon Saint Bernard and then climbs gradually to the top of Talloires village. A beautiful descent will reward your efforts with a breathtaking view of the lake. Return to the Annecy campsites on the brand-new cycle path that runs under the national road to La Ravoire and Les Fontaines in complete safety.

Cycling accessible to all

With or without wind, the Greenway on the shores of Lake Annecy is accessible to all cyclists, including those with reduced mobility. On the west bank, there is little or no difference in height, so you'll almost always be cycling on level ground, on a tarmac track in excellent condition. Children can ride in complete safety, as motorised vehicles are prohibited and the track is well separated from the road. There are picnic areas by the side of the track in several places, where you can take a break for lunch with family or friends and admire the reflection of the mountains in the waters of the lake.
On the east bank, the gradient is reasonable in the direction Annecy > Doussard and the track is almost always independent of the road.
Are you a cyclist or a touring cyclist without equipment? You'll find a range of bikes and mountain bikes for hire along the length of the cycle route! In summer, at the end of your ride, you can swap your two-wheeler for a kayak or stand-up paddle and venture out into the middle of the lake. With a refreshing swim to relax your muscles, of course!