The col de Forclaz near Annecy

A very short walk to discover one of the best views on the Lake of Annecy.

The col de Forclaz is located right next to Lake Annecy not far from Talloires. The climb from the Lake must be done by car, there is a way to walk but it is not very interesting. The col de Forclaz is located at 1157 meters and the road to climb to the top is easy. Once arrived at the top there is a small car park, which can be quickly complete because there are a lot of people during the summer season. Then you can discover a magnificent point of view on the Lake of Annecy, You can also walk to the site of flight of paragliders. If you're in the area, feel free to make a detour to admire the panorama.

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Duration: 2 h.

View of the lake of Annecy.

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View of the lake of Annecy.
At the top of the col de Forclaz you can discover all the amazing lake of Annecy..

The walking path

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The walking path
You can walk to see the start of the paragliders.

First paragliding flight

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First paragliding flight
There are many companies that offer baptisms of paragliding on the col de Forclaz. The fist flight is with an instructor

Restaurants

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Restaurants
There are several restaurants at the top of the pass to taste the Savoyard specialities.

View on the other side

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View on the other side
The view is also impressive on the other side. In the picture you can see all the cars parked at the top of the pass. There are a lot of people in high season.

Paragliders

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Paragliders
A paraglider approaching houses to do some acrobatics.

The forest and the lake

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The forest and the lake

Paragliding flight

Paragliding flight
'The region is often referred to as ''paradise of the paragliders'' because there are many takeoff and landing sites.'

Landing of paragliders

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Landing of paragliders
After a flight of a few minutes (if you are a beginner) you land in a field near the lake of Annecy.
Start of the walk (Google Maps)

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