Lake Annecy is famously known to be one of the purest lakes in Europe and is the 2nd largest glacial lake in France totalling 14.6km. It's numerous aerial and underground springs come from the surrounding mountains and its water is filtered and enriched by the limestone rocks.
Not only is the tap water at our Campings Annecy: Camping La Ravoire and Camping Les Fontaines campsites drinkable, but it is as pure as bottled mineral water. Yes really!! It is this clear water that you can bathe in during your stay that you will also drink during our stay with us!
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Here are our top 10 reasons to swim on Lake Annecy:
Be safe without tide or swell, provided you stay within the yellow buoys (limit of motor boats):
The fact that there are no tides on the Lake (except for on extremely windy lakes), means that swimming on Lake Annecy is very safe and easy.
In this day and age life is fast, everything is speedy and we are always on the move. Time in the lake, on Lake Annecy alone gives you the time to contemplate life, relax, be mindful, and at one with your body, mind and spirit. It really is an opportunity to take some time to yourself and be mindful!
The serenity of the Lake, the peace that you get whilst in the Lake allows you to appreciate the surroundings. Not only is Lake Annecy beautiful, clean and cool but the surroundings are quite literally: spectacular! You will be able to admire Mt Charbon at the end of the lake at the Bout du Lac from Doussard beach. If you turn in the Lake in the other direction, you will be able to admire La Tournette, the highest mountain on Lake Annecy at 2,351 m. You can also see the Dents Du Lanfon to the left of La Tournette which is equally impressive. In fact, if you look around above you whilst you are swimming out on the water, you will have a 360° view of the mountains and scenery and it is quite frankly amazing!
Running for the last 91 years, swimmers of all ages meet on August 15th to cross the width of Lake Annecy. Different distances are possible from 1 to 10 km.
It is one of the most popular open water swimming events in France.
If the crossing of Lake Annecy falls during your stay at the Campings Annecy: Camping La Ravoire or Camping Les Fontaines, why not sign up: www.traverseedulacdannecy.fr/