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There are plenty of places to see and visit in Haute-Savoie. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Haute-Savoie is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Haute-Savoie

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    Mont Blanc Gipfel

    Hiking Highlight

    If you want to see the most epic sunrise from the top of Europe I really recommend to start climbing from Tete rousse at about 22:00, this will give you an opportunity to be the first one on the summit

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    Dawid B
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    Lac d'Annecy

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Very beautiful lake in the middle of the mountains.

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    Tip by
    Andreas
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    Lac Blanc

    Hiking Highlight

    Very beautiful and much sought-after lake. The last stretch is very steep, but when you arrive at the lake you are happy that you made it. A lot of people …

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    Lac d'Annecy

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Very beautiful region with the lake and the mountain.

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    Col de la Colombière

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The pass connects the Arve valley at Cluses with the Borne valley at Grand Bornand and a fixed point at the French Alpine crossing of the Route des Grandes Alpes. …

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    Betty
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    Lacs des Cheserys

    Hiking Highlight

    A great place to picnic

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    pfälzer
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    Col des Aravis

    Road Cycling Highlight

    This pass at 1,487 meters links the departments of Haute-Savoie and Savoie as well as the two ski resorts of La Clusaz and La Giettaz. Very frequented by cyclists, beware …

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    Aiguille du Midi

    Hiking Highlight

    Absolute hammer views, an experience like no other!

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    robam
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    Refuge du Col de Balme

    Hiking Highlight

    The Col de Balme refuge is a very nice refuge with a splendid view of Mont-Blanc and the Chamonix valley. You can eat there (traditional soups, local dishes and homemade …

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    Ancienne ligne de chemin de fer

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Along the old railway line, the path goes without major gradients along the lake and off the roads.

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    iCycle
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    11

    Chalet de l'Aulp

    Hiking Highlight

    It is a pretty family mountain chalet, at the foot of the Tournette. You can eat there and buy tommes and reblochons made on site. A delight! From the chalet, …

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    Col de Voza

    Hiking Highlight

    It is a pass located at an altitude of 1,653 m. If you're lucky, you might see the iconic Tramway du Mont-Blanc pass by!

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    This statue in the center of Chamonix is not always well understood. It would be easy to think that the two men were the first to climb Mont Blanc (4810m) …

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    A car-free cycle path on the shores of Lake Annecy, with a beautiful view of the water and the surrounding mountains.

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    Jesko
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    Seyssel

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The village of Seyssel has the particularity of being on both banks of the Rhône. The Rhône separates the department of Ain from that of Haute Savoie at this precise …

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    Les Gorges du Fier

    Hiking Highlight

    Les Gorges du Fier is located 10 km west of Annecy. Haute-Savoie. By "Fier" is meant the mountain river. A catwalk leads about 25 m above the Fier through the …

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    Arno
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    Vue sur le Rhône

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Very beautiful view over the Rhône. Shoulders are planned to take advantage of it and take some beautiful photos.

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    La basilique de la visitation is worth seeing in any case. It can also be reached from Annecy. Furthermore, this is a good starting point for beautiful walks. The PP on the square in front of the church is free.

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    Arno
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    Cascade d'Angon

    Hiking Highlight

    To do in loop passing under the hamlet of Rovagny to take advantage of multiple points of view on the lake.
    And think about getting on properly! Steep path. And very slippery towards the waterfall.

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    J&B Drgl
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    The Thonon cable car has been connecting the city center with the shores of Lake Geneva since 1888.
    Designed by engineer Auguste Alesmonières, the total length of the line is …

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    Tip by
    Matto

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