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Col de Merdassier

at Annecy
37.0 km
Bike routes
Hard
  • This ride is a slightly longer version of the Col de la Croix-Fry climb. However, it is on the beautiful, south-facing hairpins of the Croix-Fry that you will find the steepest gradients and an unbeatable view of the Tournette.
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
Points of interest
1 Lake Annecy
Beauty of the lake and mountains evolving all the time! Lake Annecy's clear waters are surrounded by moutains which colours change with seasons or light: green in spring and summer, glowing colours in autumn, pristine white in winter. Simply amazing...<br/>It is possible to admire the landscape from summits, when paragliding or along the cycle path that runs from Annecy to Savoy.

Moreover, thanks to numerous protective actions performed for over 40 years, local people and tourists enjoy a protected environment: lake Annecy is considered as one of the purest lakes in Europe. The clearness and pureness of its water offer the opportunity to practice many water activities: swimming, of course, but also sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, water skiing, scuba diving, fishing...

Lake Annecy is a perfect place for sports, leisure and also to discover history and local heritage. Stroll around the colourful, paved streets of Annecy's Old town, discover castles and museums, meet local craftspeople...

Lake Annecy is also famous for its markets (with local products, cheese and delicatessen) and restaurants (local or gastronomic cuisine, fish and seafood...).
2 Le Fier
Le Fier
3 Lac de Thuy
Le Lac de Thuy est situé à 2km de Thônes, route d'Annecy.
Possibilité de pêche, aire de pique-nique, balade autour du lac.
4 Saint-Maurice Church
Admire the heritage-listed framed altarpiece from the 18th century.<br/>Located in the heart of Thones, the St Maurice church was built in the 17th century. Between the french revolution and the 1944 bombardments, there have been many stages of restoration, lasting until today. Witness to the baroque period which dominated Savoy eclesiastical architecture between 1650 and 1750, the onion bulb clock tower and the framed alterpiece are noteworthy. The clock tower houses 4 cast bells : 2 from the Gautier foundry and the other two cast by the Paccard Brothers. The framed alteripiece was created by the sculptor J. Jacquetti. This unique piece is an assembly of finely sculpted and painted woodwork, which supports the altar. In 1923 the framed altar was listed as a historical monument.
5 St. Peter Church in Manigod
The writings concerning only to 1414, on the occasion of the pastoral visit Mgr Bertrand, bishop in Geneva.
6 Beauregard plateau
A nordic and alpine area in the heart of nature, with excellent snow cover, vast forests and a very rich fauna.<br/>Accessible from Manigod (Col de la Croix-Fry car park), La Clusaz (Beauregard gondola) and Thônes (hiking). You can discover very beautiful and old alpine chalets, views of the Aravis, Mont Blanc, Étale, Charvin, Sulens, Les Glières and La Tournette!
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