France: The Aravis Mountains and Lake Annecy Tour

  • Tours & Multi-centres in France

Sample the delights of the mountains along with a beautiful lakeside setting in one week! Spend four nights staying in the mountain resort of La Clusaz, in the Aravis mountains, followed by three nights alongside Lake Annecy, with its rich local history, spectacular scenery and delicious local cuisine. Travel between the two resorts is via mountain passes with exceptional vistas, with three stop offs to take in the scenery and take photographs.

Tour highlights

  • Spend a week enjoying the lakes and mountain scenery in France
  • Enjoy the numerous hiking trails from La Clusaz
  • Discover the local market and sample some of the delicious French cuisine
  • Wander around the pretty old town of Annecy and admire the lakeside views
  • Services of an Inghams Rep 

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Itinerary

Day 1: UK to La Clusaz 

Fly to Geneva airport. Transfer by coach to the Hotel Beauregard in La Clusaz (approx. 1 hour).

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: La Clusaz

Explore the extensive hiking in the area, with a number of different walks available which are suitable for all levels, from beginners to experts, alternatively take the lifts up the mountain to avoid up (or down) hills or just relax in the hotel with its excellent leisure facilities including a large indoor pool. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: La Clusaz

Enjoy the local market or continue to explore the local area. The market is every Monday morning, held on the Church square in the center of the village, you will find all the local specialities: Reblochon, Savoy ham, Aravis liqueur, mountain clothing, local fruits and vegetable, honey, jam, bread, local cooked meals.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: La Clusaz

Visit the neighbouring villages of Grand Bornand or Manigod by local bus or visit the local cheese farms, enjoy a guided tour and sample some local dairy products.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: La Clusaz to Lake Annecy

Transfer to Lake Annecy via mountain passes and picturesque villages, with several stops along the way to enjoy the breathtaking views (approx. 1.5 hrs). The first stop is at the magnificent Chapelle Sainte Anne. Then continue on to the Col des Aravis at 1,498m, a route used before by the Tour de France. The final stop is as the infamous Mont Blanc comes into view, just before the deep blue of Lake Annecy glimpsed for the first time. Stay at the Hotel Imperial Palace on the edge of the lake for 3 nights.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:Lake Annecy

Wander around the pretty old town of Annecy, with its rich local history or if you're feeling energetic, take a bike (or e-bike) part or all the way around the lake.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Lake Annecy

Enjoy a Lake Steamer or private taxi to see the beautiful lake and its surrounding villages from the water (pay locally).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Annecy to UK

Transfer back to Geneva airport for your return journey home (approx. 1 hour).

Meals included: Breakfast

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Your holiday includes

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK 
  • Airport transfer to La Clusaz and back to the airport from Annecy
  • Taxi transfer to Annecy from La Clusaz via mountain passes with exceptional mountain vistas
  • 7 nights in 4 star accommodation on half board catering with private facilities
  • Free daily packed lunch
  • Services of an Inghams Rep (by phone while in La Clusaz)
  • Walking opportunities in both resorts with the best mountain and lake views

Your holiday excludes:

  • Any extras, drinks and personal expenses

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Hotels

★★★★ Hotel Beauregard, La Clusaz (4 nights)

★★★★ Hotel Imperial Palace, Annecy (3 nights)

Departure dates

  • Saturday departures throughout the summer

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This accommodation is not available to be booked online, please call our Reservations Team on 01483 791111 to book or for further information

Due to the constantly changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we may need to change or withdraw at short notice some advertised accommodation facilities and resort services to help keep everyone safe.

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