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La Tournette, Annecy

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Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Tournette (2,351 m) is a mountain in the Bornes Massif in Haute-Savoie, France. It is the highest of the mountains surrounding Lake Annecy and has a prominence of 1,514m, qualifying it as an Ultra.

It is possible to drive most of the way up, parking at Chalet De L'Aulp. From here the summit can be reached via a well marked path in around 3 hours. The final third of the climb requires some scrambling, but there are chains and ladders in all the difficult sections.
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  • This is the highest peak around Lake Annecy and it can be climbed from more than one direction. I would say that most people that come with the aim to get to the top arrive from the lake and drive up....  more »
  • We parked the car at the beginning of the trail. It is possible to drive to the restaurant le Chalet de l’Aulp where the trail begins. You have to be in good condition if you take the steep route...  more »
  • Beautiful place! The hike is a bit technical but the view is great!
  • Great views, and a demanding hike. Doable in 1 day still, if you start early enough. A must-do around Annecy!

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