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© OT Thônes Cœur des Vallées
© OT Thônes Cœur des Vallées
© OT Thônes Cœur des Vallées

Thônes Cœur des Vallées

Between lake and mountains

Massif des Aravis
Département et Région : Haute-Savoie and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes (AURA)
Principal passes : col de la Colombière, col des Aravis, col de la Forclaz, col du Marais, col de la Croix-Fry, col de Plan Bois, col de l'Épine
Étape sur Route des Grandes Alpes ® : du Grand-Bornand à Lescheraines


Suggestions for cycling loops around Thônes Cœur des Vallées

Our grands cols

Thônes Cœur des Vallées conceals several small secret passes where it's good to ride in complete serenity. But beware, they're no less sporty for all that!

The Col de Plan Bois (1299 m) on the slopes of the Montagne de Sulens offers a magnificent view of the reverse side of the Tournette and provides access to the Col de la Croix-Fry.

At the foot of Mont-Charvin, the Col de l'Épine (947 m) takes you through hamlets and mountain pastures in a calm, wild and mountainous atmosphere.

cyclo Thones
Crédit photo Tristan Shu

Events around cycling

Thônes has been chosen as the starting town for the final stage of the 2024 edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné, Sunday June 9. The route will take riders to the Glières plateau.

Coming back in winter

Thônes Cœur des Vallées is a destination that can also be enjoyed in winter: snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and ski touring, dog sledding, ice climbing... The Guinguette de Noël (craft Christmas market and festive area) kicks off the winter festivities!

Other events

Many highlights throughout the year: La Saison Culturelle, Thôn'arts récup, La Guinguette Gourmande, Foire Saint-Maurice, La Guinguette de Noël, ...

hiver Thones


Thônes, a central town, offers all the services you need all year round: tourist office, bus station, supermarkets, electric kiosks, parking lots, camper van parks...


The map



"Very nice Thônes! Also very well located in Haute-Savoie, between Annecy and La Clusaz, I've already stayed there on vacation (in summer)and I don't regret it."Thomas V.

"Thônes is a very beautiful and lively town, between lake and mountains. Fabulous destination, at the start of many hikes, it's a great place to live!" Nathalie and family

"At the foot of the mountain and close to the lake, the compromise is perfect! Quality entertainment all year round in this magnificent Reblochon capital."Yanis

cyclistes plan bois
Crédit photo Tristan Shu


  • What cheese is Thônes the capital of?
    Thônes is the capital of Reblochon but also of Chevrotin, a goat cheese matured like Reblochon.

  • What is the highest point in the area?
    Although La Tournette peaks at 2,351m, the highest peak is Le Mont Charvin at 2,409m.

  • How many refuges are there in our territory?
    7 refuges dot the destination and make it possible to hike around: Larrieux, l'Aulp de Marlens, Praz d'Zeures, Lindion, Parmelan, l'Alpage du Freu and Les Fontanettes.


SNCF train station and bus station :

  • Annecy

Road access

  • D16, then D909 from Annecy (A41).

Thônes enjoys a central geographical location. Halfway between Annecy and the ski resorts of the Grand-Bornand and of La Clusaz, it's easy to get to. Thônes is just 30 minutes from Annecy TGV station and 1 hour from Geneva international airport. Regular bus routes serve Thônes: 40 minutes Annecy - Thônes and 20 to 30 minutes from Thônes to the Aravis ski resorts (route Y62/63).


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☎ 04 50 02 00 26 www.thonescoeurdesvallees.com

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