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    Road Trip Around the French Alps: Mountains, Lakes and Cheese

    Road Trip Around the French Alps: Mountains, Lakes and Cheese
    Starts from

    Lyon

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    38

    Duration

    4 days

    Length

    343 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Lyon

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    4 days

    Length

    343 mi

    History and CultureNatural AttractionsGastronomy
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    Highlights

    • Wander around the lac du Bourget, the biggest natural lake of France.
    • Visit Annecy, the "Venice of the Alps".
    • Take a mind-blowing ride to near the top of the Mont Blanc.
    • Taste the best French Alpine cheese in Beaufort.
    On this trip, you will discover some of the most gorgeous sceneries of the French Alps. A great mix of beautiful mountain lakes, picturesque mountain villages, French cheese tasting and amazing views of the Mont Blanc. You will get to the closest point you can reach near the roof of Western Europe withouth beeing an experienced mountain climber!
    This moutain road trip is perfect for summer time, from june to september. Otherwise driving or hiking can become triky due to snow falls.
    Don't forget to bring your swim suits, gloves and hats: you will experience both summer and winter on the same trip! Fasten your seat belt and be prepared for some curved roads on the way.

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    On this trip, you will discover some of the most gorgeous sceneries of the French Alps. A great mix of beautiful mountain lakes, picturesque mountain villages, French cheese tasting and amazing views of the Mont Blanc. You will get to the closest point you can reach near the roof of Western Europe withouth beeing an experienced mountain climber!
    This moutain road trip is perfect for summer time, from june to september. Otherwise driving or hiking can become triky due to snow falls.
    Don't forget to bring your swim suits, gloves and hats: you will experience both summer and winter on the same trip! Fasten your seat belt and be prepared for some curved roads on the way.
    Sarah Dawalibi

    Sarah Dawalibi

    Blogger

    • Wander around the lac du Bourget, the biggest natural lake of France.
    • Visit Annecy, the "Venice of the Alps".
    • Take a mind-blowing ride to near the top of the Mont Blanc.
    • Taste the best French Alpine cheese in Beaufort.

    Travel itinerary

    Lac du Bourget and Annecy Old Town
    9 Activities

    Day 1

    104 mi1 mi

    Lac du Bourget and Annecy Old Town

    Today, you will begin your amazing journey across the French Alps by one of the most beautiful natural lakes in France, the Lac du Bourget. Then, you will drive to Annecy, also known as the "Venice of the Alps".
    15:00
    From Annecy to Chamonix
    9 Activities

    Day 2

    69 mi1 mi

    From Annecy to Chamonix

    On the second day, you will drive from Annecy to Chamonix, which is one of the most charming mountain town in France, nestled at the foot of the iconic Mont Blanc. On the road, get your camera ready for amazing panoramas.
    22:00
    Encounter With the Iconic Mont Blanc
    9 Activities

    Day 3

    50 mi1 mi

    Encounter With the Iconic Mont Blanc

    Today you will experience the highlight of your trip: approaching the legendary mountain of the Mont Blanc, also called the roof of Europe. Get ready for a unique and magical moment you will remember for the rest of your life! Don't forget to bring a warm jacket, gloves, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen in your daypack! It's always winter time around 4.000 metres high.
    21:00
    Cheese Tasting and Visit of Chambéry
    11 Activities

    Day 4

    119 mi1 mi

    Cheese Tasting and Visit of Chambéry

    The final day of this road trip will start with cheese tasting in Beaufort and end with the visit of Chambery, the former capital of the Duchy of Savoy.

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