We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

La Tournette

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Annecy, France
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 186 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
One of the best hikes with a great payoff!

I hiked La Tournette alone while staying in Annecy. It was a beautiful July day - 80 degrees and sunny. I wanted to provide a little more info about the trail head for those... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2015
Brad P
,
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 23: English reviews
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

I hiked La Tournette alone while staying in Annecy. It was a beautiful July day - 80 degrees and sunny. I wanted to provide a little more info about the trail head for those that follow. I had a car and drove from Annecy - about 40 minutes along the lake and up a winding road with lots of bicyclists... More 

Helpful?
16 Thank Brad P
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

super view. stop and refuge de l'aulp for an authentic roblochon. Pretty hard for beginner. I climbed from the lake all thru the top. took me 5 hours. 25 km. 2000m of elecation change

Helpful?
Thank aroundZEEEEworld
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015

Tournette is really something. Give yourself time, especially if you are not use to the region, to hike. That being said, La Tournette is special and a sense of accomplishment comes when you look at it from far away and can say I climbed that. Bring water, good shoes and something to eat, it may take awhile. Views are amazing!

Helpful?
4 Thank Carey T
Thoiry, Rhone-Alpes, France
Level Contributor
41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I parked at Belchamp and hiked up to the refuge Rosairy. The hike was more difficult than expected, especially the descent due to the small stones on the trail, but feasible with a bit of effort. The first half was mostly in the forest, and the second half was out in the open. The sign said it... More 

Helpful?
6 Thank Stanford E
Stavanger, Norway
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

The trip is said to take about 6 hrs in total, we spent almost 8 hrs before we were back by the car. There's a lot of incline to begin with, so we had rapid breaks during the hike. Such a beautiful view once you gain some height, but be ware of sudden changes in weather as we experienced a... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank Alexander W
Grenoble, France
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

I did the Tournette with my MTB. The north trail is almost not rideable at all. Also it's the steeper trail. If you want to ride the Tournette, better stick to the trail to Montmin on the south side. This one is mostly rideable but very technical, sometimes slippery and always very steep. You need good freeride tires, full suspension... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank tim t
France
Level Contributor
98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Although I live right beside La Tournette, I've only hiked it fully twice. The Lake (Montmin) side is the fastest and therefore busiest trail. The back trail (Serreval) is interesting as it passes a lovely mountain refuge where you can also stay for the night (with hot showers and great dinner/breakfast deals!). Their flock of goats graze the high pastures... More 

Helpful?
13 Thank Michelle M
Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Level Contributor
116 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

with souveniers and the option to paraglide or delta over the lake. easy to reach at least by car. on food its a 3h walk up the mountain from the lake

Helpful?
2 Thank Marc D
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

I did the Tournette with my MTB. The north trail is almost not rideable at all. Also it's the steeper trail. If you want to ride the Tournette, better stick to the trail to Montmin on the south side. This one is mostly rideable but very technical, sometimes slippery and always very steep. You need good freeride tires, full suspension... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alex P
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

To get the best view of Lac d` Annecy and over to the great Mt Blanc, this is the spot. Takes about 6 hours up and down from the parking place, this includes several pauses and a relatively slow pace. Just amazing, can't really discribe this in words - must be experienced!

Helpful?
6 Thank Gunhild1987

Travellers who viewed La Tournette also viewed

Annecy, Haute-Savoie
Annecy, Haute-Savoie
 
Annecy, Haute-Savoie
 

Been to La Tournette? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Tournette and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from La Tournette staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?