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23 - Annemasse - Thonon

23 - Annemasse - Thonon

A link path between the two major towns, with the man-made lake of Machilly, the forest of Brens and views over Lake Geneva. At Sciez, you have the option of crossing the main road to finish the route beside the lake on the Circuit du Bas Chablais no. 31.

Direction of travel: south/north
Landmarks and connections: Ville-la-Grand (shared departure with Balcons d'Annemasse no. 26, Tour des Voirons no. 27 and Circuit de la Vallée Verte no. 28); Machilly (leave Balcons d'Annemasse no. 26); Brens (leave Tour des Voirons no. 27 and Circuit de la Vallée Verte no. 28); Sciez (join and follow the same route as Circuit du Bas-Chablais no. 31)
Regional rail network stations: Machilly, Bons-en-Chablais, Thonon-les-Bains
Description: Considering the length of this connecting route, it seems not unreasonable for a person living in Annemasse to cycle to Lake Geneva and return by train the same day. Redon beach is only about 30 kilometres away, with less than another 10 km to get to the station at Thonon. Perfectly feasible for a lovely day beside the lake! Another possibility for a long weekend is to spend the second day following one of the suggested loops starting from Thonon, such as the Circuit du Bas-Chablais no. 31 or the Circuit du Gavot no. 30, slightly more challenging. The route is relatively easy to follow, but watch out for the sudden changes of direction. For instance at the first intersection in the forest of Brens after the RD1 main road, the right turn is in a hairpin bend, just like the one at Sciez, a few metres from the main road. The next forks are all at 90%, alternating left and right

39 km
max. 603 m
min. 375 m
330 m
0 m

Altimetric profile

Starting point

74100 Annemasse
Lat : 46.1951Lng : 6.23646
0 m
78 d

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Open period

From 01/01 to 31/12.
Accessible outside of snowy periods depending on weather conditions. Contact the Tourist Office beforehand for information on current conditions.

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Conseil départemental de la Haute-Savoie - Pôle Animation Territoriale et Développement Durable - 05/12/2018
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