Trek - From Annecy to the Tournette by the crests

During this trek, departing from the old town of Annecy, we offer a selection of itineraries with exceptional views of Lake Annecy and its mountains. It will take place over three days in total on the east side of the lake (Massif des Bornes). The goal is to reach the Tournette (2351m), the highest peak overlooking the lake, by the ridges. The trek will end at the Forclaz pass but the adventure will continue for the more adventurous, with a paragliding flight (surcharge) to the setting sun. It is a physically demanding course with many air passages, especially during the ascent of the Tournette.
Next travel : October 22, 2019
Price per person for a minimum of 6 participants3 days / 2 nightsInformation at +33 623 436 355
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From Anency to the Tournette by the crests

Day 1 : The peaks of Mont Veyrier   

Up 970m Down 770m    6h00 hiking

The first day of hiking begins at the lake. We reach the small port in Annecy the old for a first ascent in the forest. Much of the day will then take place on a ridge path with breathtaking views of the lake. Descent to the Bluffy Pass.

Night in vacation residence overlooking the lake (in room of two to five people depending on availability).

Day 2 : Around Lanfon's teeth   

Up 1250m Down 660m    6h30 hiking

Departure for a climb to the Col des Frêtes. The climb is steep but will give way to a new breathtaking panorama at the base of Lanfon's teeth. After a picnic we will join the foot of the Aulp synclinal perched for a descent to the refuge. The trip will be an opportunity to cross many pastures.

Night in a refuge at the foot of the Tournette (in dormitory).

Day 3 : Ascension of the Tournette   

Up 1165m Down 1260m    8h hiking

Day dedicated to the ascent of the Tournette, the highest peak around Lake Annecy. It is a route with many air passages (cables, chains, ladders). With luck we will meet the ibex herd on our way. The summit will allow us to have a 360 ° view of the surrounding mountains and the famous Mont Blanc massif. The descent will be made by the same way of ascent to the collar of the Forclaz where we will be able to observe the takeoffs of the paragliders at the setting sun.

In addition: Possibility to book a paragliding flight (depending on availability and weather) from the Forclaz pass to enjoy the sunset on the lake.

Return to Annecy by Taxi.

The trek can be organized on another date for groups already consisting of at least 6 people and within the limit of availability of accommodations.

Walking times are calculated from an average speed defined in the trekking difficulty level sheet. These are indicative times that do not include breaks. The itinerary may have to be slightly modified for security reasons (weather, level of participants) or for reasons of organization (availability of accommodation).

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Good to know about the travel
Trek - From Annecy to the Tournette by the crests

The price includes
Supervision by a certified mountain guide.
Accommodation:
Night 1: In residence of vacation seen on lake (room of 2 to 5) in half board.
Night 2: In refuge (dormitory) in half board.
Picnics for days 1 to 3 included.
Transfer by taxi from day 3.
The price does not include
Emergency and Repatriation Insurance (Mandatory).
Cancellation insurance (Recommended).
Transportation to the starting point of the hike.
The drinks.
The paragliding flight
Paying showers in a shelter.
Anything that is not listed in the "price includes" section.
Supervision
The group, consisting of a maximum of 8 participants, will be supervised by a certified mountain guide.
Level
Very good walker:

Hiking demanding difficulty and sustained. More than 1000m vertical drop for 7 to 9 hours of walking on average per day. Long and challenging stages that can take place at altitude, usually in autonomy with the wearing of your belongings for the duration of the raid. Hiking on mountain terrain can be difficult with passages committed requiring a very good experience of alpine hiking. Program for experienced hikers in very good physical shape.
Travel organized by the Quartz association
Une organisation du Bureau des Guides d'Annecy
Affiliée à l’Apriam
344 chemin de l’oratoire 74290 Alex
Immatriculation Atout France
IM 073.10.0023
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