Sunday, May 14

A weekend of camping in Annecy

Our campsite at La Ferme camping groundOn the last weekend in April we dusted off the camping gear and went to Annecy for a weekend of camping and cycling. Bob and Zydre joined us, recently returned from their home leave in Australia.

We set up our tents at 'La Ferme', a camping ground towards the end of the lake. It was early in the camping season, so much so that we were the only ones there! Bike path around Lake AnnecyThe weather was beautiful during the day, but it was a little chilly at night.

The bike path along Lake Annecy is one of the best we've been on. It's completely off-road and was swarming with cyclists and in-line skaters.

The path follows an old railway line and even goes through a tunnel. The trip into Annecy was about 17kms from where we were camped, making it a 35 km ride aller-retour.

CampfireOnce back at our campsite, we enjoyed a BBQ dinner with some wine and a campfire to keep us warm. The night was cold, but we all awoke in a good mood, especially after a hot cuppa and some breakfast.

Sunday was another beautiful day and rather than cycling again, we opted for a day of rest and tourism. About 10km outside of Annecy are the Gorges du Fier, which Bob and Zydre suggested we visit, as they'd been there before. Gorges du Fier

It's an amazing site, where the river has carved out a 70 metre deep gorge that ranges from 2-15 metres wide. A narrow but safe walkway has been built 27 metres above the water level, allowing people to walk through the gorge.

Gorges du Fier

Due to flooding during winter, the gorge is closed for half the year. You can see trees and debris from earlier floods stuck on high ledges. Along the walkway are markers that indicate the height of the flood water, well above the walkway we were standing on.

Gorges du FierAnnecy has always been on the list of must-see places for our visitors and now the Gorges du Fier are on the list too!

Jess at Gorges du Fier

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