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Bus ligne d'été up to Semnoz

It only costs 6.2 euros for a return trip from Annecy gare routiere platform 10 to Semoz. Some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shirley Y
Hong Kong, China
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Wonderful view of Mt Blanc and the Alps. Break into song " The world is alive...."

Beware of the sat nav giving you directions, from the south. It can find some very very narrow... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It only costs 6.2 euros for a return trip from Annecy gare routiere platform 10 to Semoz. Some people bring their bikes. We only went for an easy hike on the summit, lunch at Chalet du Gruffy, which offered a hugh plate of sausage, ham...More

1  Thank Shirley Y
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Beware of the sat nav giving you directions, from the south. It can find some very very narrow windy roads. Stick with the narrow windy roads the buses use! Takes about half an hour from Annecy in the north but is well worth it. Drive...More

1  Thank jirah_10
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We were keen to explore on the opening service of the bus to Semnoz. Did a few walks, visited the restsurant a few times and decided to walk down to the next bus stop, not realising we were going the wrong way. Walked a few...More

1  Thank Petra K
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Drove up one afternoon. 16k of switchback roads and impatient French drivers! Then there are the cyclists! You can descend the other side and link to the road along the eastern side of the lake to get back to Annecy. The chalet at the top...More

Thank Hilary A
Reviewed 12 March 2018

we were first time visitors to the area as we are normally summer ,we had visited La Cluzas and La forclaz,but Semnoz looked diiferent,more of a natural area,we started to drive up the mountain roads which are quite twisty and there was no snow,obviously the...More

1  Thank suzieb61
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Bit of a chore to drive there, all for a 30+ minute walk-about, but great senery and I got some very nice pictures. Glad I went.

1  Thank Bryan M
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Perfect to go with kids in the Summer for a short walk, beautiful views of the Mont-Blanc, but not only. Great hikes as it is quite flat so good for all levels. Going there by bike is a good strenuous but not impossible 2 hour...More

Thank Pierre C
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Famous as the finish for a stage on the Tour de France this is a place well worth visit as the views from the top are stunning. One way the Alps the other the plains between the Alps and Jura mountains. Wish I was fit...More

Thank Malcolm P
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This mountain summit is a relatively short drive from Annecy. While the road is fairly twisty it is not a difficult drive. It is very worthwhile since it takes you near the summit and provides excellent views of the surrounding mountains and scenic valleys. Get...More

1  Thank livetotravelcdn
Reviewed 30 September 2017

If you are staying in Annecy , then this hill is right on your doorstep . It is a nice steady accent with no tought or steep sections. Wonderful views from the top. A cafe / restaurant at the top. You are spoilt for choices...More

Thank Craig M
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I don't think so it's well hot at the moment and there is nothing up there.