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Annecy

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Annecy

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Name:Annecy
Location:Rhône-Alpes
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Sports:Cycling, Swimming, Rowing, Triathlon

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Summary

Annecy is in the north of the French Alps and is called the "Venice of Savoie". The medieval town centre built around a 14th century chateau is dissected by small canals and streams running out of Lac Annecy which is clean, fresh and a wonderful azure colour.

The lake is 14 km long and the 2000m course runs parallel with the north shore line, along the southern edge of the town.

The 2013 Tour de France stage 20 started in Annecy and finished at Annecy Semnoz at 1655m

Annecy bid to host the 2018 Olympic Games but lost to Pyeongchang.

 

TRAVEL

By Air;
Annecy (NCY) airport 6km
Geneva (GVA) airport 35km

Car Hire: To redeem your Special Discount via our partners, Rhino Car Hire, click here ….

 

ACCOMMODATION

               see here for accommodation near Annecy

 

PLACES OF INTEREST

Annecy is one of the most popular towns in the Alps.  

- The Palais de l'Ile (or the "old prison"), was built in 1132. It has been a court house, a mint and a has twice been a jail, once in the Middle Ages and the other during WWII. It is the symbol of the town and is among the most photographed monuments in all of France

The Château d'Annecy (Annecy Castle) was the home of the Counts of Geneva. In the 16th century the castle entrance was fortified with a parapet walkway.

The Cathedral of Saint-Pierre built in the 16th century was the cathedral of François de Sales, and is home to a number of artworks and baroque pieces from the 19th century

 

 

 

 

Training Facilities

ROWING

The 2000m course is buoyed but there are no 500m markers.
The course runs east to west along the north shore
The lake runs approximately 14 km in length
Launches are for hire and there are no restrictions in the number
The club compound is secure for boat trailer and boat storage

 

CYCLING - ROAD & MTB

Probably one of the most varied and challenging regions with many mountain climbs close by. Climbs include Col de l'Epine, Col de Cherel, Col de la Croix Fry, Col de l'Arpettaz, Col de la Forclaz, Le Semnoz, Col du Bluffy and Col des Aravis

For the competitive cyclists out there, Annecy is the base for the Alpine Challenge, a four-day stage race, held this year from September 5-9. This is as close as amateurs can get to feeling like they’re riding the Tour de France.

The 2013 Tour de France stage 20 begins in Annecy along the lake before heading over Mount Revard at 1463m and finishes in Annecy Semnoz at 1655m. 

Suggested rides can be seen here and here

Hire bikes 200m away

 

SWIMMING
Outdoor swimming in the lake, wet suits advised

Launches available for hire with no restriction on numbers

 
GYM

There are numerous weights and weight machines available
12 ergos

 

Coaching

Enhance your camp with more intensive coaching. We can put you in contact with accredited
rowing coaches, experienced in coaching at all levels from beginners through top domestic and
up to international and Olympic standard, who will work with your own coaches to further
extend the gains you make on your camp.

 

 

 

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