What to do during a road trip in the Alps Discover the best of the Alps with family or friends!

Discover beautiful sceneries, an exceptional heritage and the richness of its fauna & flora. It seems necessary to visit this natural paradise, situated at the French, Swiss and Italian border at least once in your life.

In this article, we are going to focus on 9 unmissable destinations in Savoy and Haute-Savoie, which will be a first step for your journey in the Alps.

 

    1. Lake Geneva
    2. Lake Annecy
    3. Chambery & Vineyards
    4. Aix Riviera des Alpes
    5. Vanoise National Park and Val d’Isère
    6. Chamonix & Mont Blanc
    7. Megève
    8. La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand

 

1. Lake Geneva

Geneva, a historic Swiss city with medieval charm, located on the shores of Lake Geneva. Visit its old town with our Experience Mont Blanc guide and stroll through its narrow streets discovering the different architectural styles that make this city so charming. Take advantage of your visit to Geneva to enter the impressive St Peter’s Cathedral, one of the city’s most emblematic monuments. It overlooks Geneva, offering a breathtaking view of the town and Lake Geneva. Head for the lakefront to see the famous 140-metre-high water jet! Enjoy a gastronomic picnic prepared by your guide during the "Guided tour of Yvoire, boat cruise & Geneva” experience.

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2. Lake Annecy

« The Venice of the Alps », is an unmissable destination when you come to visit the Alps. Discover its many facets during a guided visit, a cheese & wine tasting, a biking experience around the famous Lake Annecy or during a private boat cruise. Our local guides will accompany you to make your stay in Annecy, an unforgettable experience.

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3. Chambery & Vineyards

Chambery, historic capital of Savoy and “City of Art and History” invites you to discover its old town with its alleys, townhouses, charming facades and its famous Elephant fountain.

Discover Chambery and its surroundings during unique activities where everyone will find something that pleases them: biking experience, discovery of Savoyard vineyards, panoramas of Lake Bourget, picnic lunch of well-known local products…

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4. Aix Riviera des Alpes

Discover the Riviera des Alpes & Lake Bourget, renowned for its wellness centers and the beauty of its landscape. This destination is full of treasures that you can discover during different activities Experience Mont Blanc offers: visit of Savoyard vineyards and wine tasting at a Savoyard winemaker, discovery of Chanaz, a medieval village, Tour of the Lake Bourget and local aperitif... Meet up at the Belvédère le Revard which offers a 360° view of the largest natural lake in France.

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5. Vanoise National Park and Val d'Isère

The Vanoise National Park is definitely one of the region's unmissable areas. You will discover an exceptional natural heritage during a hike where you will have the opportunity to observe emblematic animals of the Alps: marmots, ibex, chamois...and even golden eagles if you are lucky! On your way, you will be amazed by sumptuous landscapes including rivers, lakes, waterfalls, glaciers... This territory will surprise you by the richness of its fauna & flora. In addition to the numerous hikes starting from Val d'Isère, other mountain sports will allow you to discover the resort: electric mountain biking, trail, yoga, Via Ferrata...

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6. Chamonix & Mont Blanc

Discover "Cham", an emblematic ski resort located at the foot of Mont Blanc, famous for its ski slopes and its age-old village. The peaks of the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley offer exceptional panoramic views. To learn more about this mountain village, head up to an altitude of 1,035 meters to take part in one of the activities offered by Experience Mont Blanc. Hikes to the top of the Aiguille du Midi, electric mountain biking facing Mont Blanc, a treasure hunt in the streets of Chamonix, biathlon... there is something for everyone!

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7. Megève

Other than being known as a winter sports resort, Megeve is also an authentic village, located only 45 minutes away from Chamonix. Renowned for being a high-end resort with its many luxury shops and townhouses, Megeve is also a resort with a family atmosphere. Visit the center of Megeve where you can admire its architectural heritage, typical of an alpine village with its chalets and church. With friends or family, go hiking in the heights of Megève to enjoy extraordinary panoramas or go on an electric mountain biking outing, accompanied by our Experience Mont Blanc guides.

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8. La Clusaz & Le Grand Bornand

La Clusaz is a mountain village and winter sports resort, located in the heart of the Aravis massif. This dynamic resort, has long been focused on snow sports but is also famous for hiking and other outdoor activities such as electric mountain biking, Fatbike or trail running.

Le Grand-Bornand is a resort on two levels: the village, located 30 minutes from Annecy, and the Chinaillon, starting point for many skiers. Hiking is one of the main summer activities during which you can discover the wild fauna and flora of the Aravis Massif. Take advantage of your stay in the Alps to visit a traditional mountain pasture chalet and discover the local “terroir”.

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Sources :

https://www.geneve.com/fr/
https://en.lac-annecy.com/
https://www.chambery-tourisme.com/
http://www.vanoise-parcnational.fr/fr
https://www.valdisere.com/
https://www.barnes-montblanc.com/fr/region-du-mont-blanc/chamonix-mont-blanc-la-sportive/489-1156-319
https://www.laclusaz.com/
https://www.tourisme-annecy.net/lgrand-bornand.html
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