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Lake Annecy springs

The 4 seasons and 1000 emotions destination

Massif des Bornes et massif des Bauges
Département et Région : Haute-Savoie and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes (AURA)
Principal passes: Col de l'Épine, Col du Marais, Col de Tamié
Étape sur Route des Grandes Alpes ® : variante Le Grand-Bornand à Lescheraines


Suggestions for cycling loops around Sources du lac d'Annecy

Our grands cols

  • The Col de l'Épine, departing from Marlens-Val de Chaise, for a pleasant, quiet climb of 495m ascent over 8km with magnificent views of the Bauges peaks.
  • Le col de Tamié, from Faverges-Seythenex, with a gradual ascent of 390m of ascent over 10km, linking Les Sources du lac d'Annecy to the Pays d'Albertville through a valley where beauty and serenity mingle.
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Events around cycling

Coming back in winter

The Sources du lac d'Annecy destination is beautiful all year round. The weather, mild in autumn, means you can still enjoy walks and hikes tinged with magnificent orange colors. Winter, when it dons its white coat, opens the door to ski touring, snowshoeing and tobogganing. In spring, when the weather is fine, it's time to hit the hiking trails again. Throughout the year, you can meet craftsmen, artists and producers passionate about their craft and discover the local terroir.

Other events

  • Festival des cabanes (early July to mid-November)
  • Trail de Faverges-Seythenex (October 11- 12, 2024)
  • Marathon du Clair de lune (May 4, 2024)
  • Printemps des chèvres (April 13-14, 2024, every other year)
  • Cow Spring (mid-April, every other year)
  • Lac en fête (around July 14)
  • Fête de la Pomme (mid-October)
  • Trace d'Espoir (February 11, 2024)
  • Semimarathon des Sources du lac d'Annecy (October 6, 2024)
  • Renc'arts en Bauges (summer)
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In terms of services, Sources du Lac d'Annecy has 3 supermarkets in the Faverges-Seythenex commune, 2 mini-markets in Faverges and Doussard, and a summer mini-markets near the Doussard beach port.

The Tourist Office has two offices: the first open year-round in the center of Faverges, and the second open from May to September, near the Doussard beach.

Electric recharging points are available at the Faverges multi-purpose hall parking lot, at La Soierie, as well as at the Lidl supermarket and at the rest area near the former Takayalé establishment at the Faverges traffic circle, next to the Doussard town hall. They can also be found on the Bout du Lac road in Lathuile, or in the parking lot of the Le Florimont hotel-restaurant in Saint-Ferréol (for the benefit of its customers).

Accommodation-wise, 5 hotels and 10 campsites welcome holidaymakers and excursionists. The destination boasts 11 establishments with the Accueil vélo label.


The map

Vue du lac annecy
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"People often ask me "Why do you do so much cycling and skiing?" The first reason is simple, because I LOVE it! I love varying activities, and skiing in winter, road biking or mountain biking like this morning (in the snow ) gives me (almost) as much pleasure as running.
Then of course, there's an interest in training: I can accumulate more hours of training without too much joint strain and naturally working on certain qualities (endurance, strength endurance etc...)." Aurélien Dunand-Pallaz

"Town on a human scale, offering all amenities between Albertville and Annecy. Residents live and work in the area." (about Faverges-Seythenex)" Val64

"I love the landscape, the gentle way of life, the lake, the shops and services... everything!" Thierry, resident of Doussard

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  • Why is the destination called Les Sources du lac d'Annecy?
    Because its watercourses supply 60% of Lake Annecy's surface water.

  • What discipline is emblematic of the destination?
    Paragliding with the Doussard landing area.

  • Have Les Sources du lac d'Annecy ever been a stage for the Tour de France?
    Yes, several times, most recently in 2023.

  • What festival created and based at Sources du lac d'Annecy celebrates its 9th anniversary in 2024?
    The Festival des cabanes.


SNCF railway stations and bus stations :

  • Annecy (15KM)
  • Albertville (18KM)

Road access

  • D1508 from Annecy (A41).
  • D1212 then D1508 from Albertville (A43, A430 then N90)
  • Regular line Y 51 from Albertville to Annecy


  • Geneva Airport



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04 50 44 81 69 www.sources-lac-annecy.com

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