In the forest, in the plains, in the mountains or by a river ...
Our walking and hiking circuits will meet your desires for nature and great landscapes!
And if you feel the call of the high mountains, Rumilly-Albanais being at the gateway to the Alps, you will reach the most beautiful Alpine massifs very quickly.
So, to you the Bauges, the Aravis, the Beaufortain or the Mont Blanc!
Here are some ideas for tours
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Cincle educational trail
100% nature trail in Rumilly!
Discovery walk of 1h30 allowing to rediscover the different natural environments crossed as well as the history of the sector.
Fun panels will punctuate your route.
Closed in the event of heavy rain, flooding or flooding.
Dogs on leash only.
Has narrow and slippery passages (small river crossings)
Wild boar footpath
Hiking route in Mont Clergeon, mainly forest, allowing to discover certain geological curiosities like the great
Return by road to "Le Villard" for approximately
350 m. In front of the cross, take a path on the left
Arrived in a wooded lot, leave this wide path
stony and take a path that goes to the left. The
path becomes path and rises in uneven terrain.
After having crossed two barriers (to be closed because animals in
pasture), the path climbs into the increasingly dense forest.
Arrive at the directional post "Les 4 Chemins".
Continue straight on towards the Croix du Clergeon sur
20 m. Leave the main road to take a small right
path and reach, in less than 10 minutes, the RD231 road
at a place called "Les Ecules". Follow this road that goes up to
Col du Clergeon for 300 m and take the dirt road which
go right and cross an alp. Continue in the forest
up to the "Bois des Combes" post. Possible variant *
At the post "Bois des Combes" (shared route with
the circuit of La Gélinotte), take direction "La Grande
Tank ”. When you reach the "La Grande Cuve" post, turn right
and walk past the big tank. Continue the path until
place called "Les Tines". Take the right path. 20 m later
a first beacon, leave the stony path and take the
trail to the right. Continue to arrive on the RD231 road,
at the "Le Replat" post. Turn right and go 400 m on
Leave this road to take the path on the left which
descends through the woods. On this portion, follow the markings
directional to the "Les 4 Chemins" post. Take
straight on, to the south, direction "Le Villard (Parking by
Large Sides) ”. Then cross a thick thicket of boxwood, and
reach the post "Les Grands Côtés". Take a left in
direction of "Le Villard" to arrive at another junction
"In the footsteps of the donkey". Always follow the direction "The
Villard ”to arrive above the hamlet of Bessine then
at the starting point.
* Variant (+ 45 min. Round trip): Possibility
to join the Clergeon cross. At the post "Bois des
Combes ”, turn left towards“ Croix du Clergeon ”.
Arrived at the cross, return by the same route.
La Chapelle de Ligny footpath
Beautiful family walk with beautiful panoramas of the surrounding massifs that can be admired at the orientation table at the end of the route.
At the car park, take the road that goes down. At the 1st turn,
take the path heading south. 800 m further,
go up the stony path, and cross the hamlet of
At the second bend, take a right onto a path
Earth. Follow pastures and woods successively. Arrived in front of
a meadow, continue the path on the left. After a passage
on the edge of the forest, you come to a clear plateau.
Continue to a crossroads. Possible variant *
At the crossroads, turn right onto the path towards
from the hamlet of Perret Dessus (towards the D153A). Arrived at the
road, turn left to the hamlet of Perret Dessous
(be careful, stretch of road for about 600 m); and reach a
At the crossroads, notice a new cross on the right
mission stone. Take the rural road that rises on
left. Follow it until the crossroads on the
tray. Take the path to the right that goes down through
fields. Go around a grove and come out into a
meadow. Continue to reach a municipal road which
leads back to the Hauts du Perrou.
Follow the road to the Ligny chapel (or chapel
Notre Dame de la Délivrance), beautifully restored in
1996. Continue on the road to reach the starting point.
* Variant: At the crossroads, from the left, possibility
to shorten the circuit by half an hour by heading north.
The Albanian hills: loop n°1
Variant of the big loop of the Collines de l'Albanais, more accessible and
achievable in half a day. Alternate between forest and open spaces.
Discover various viewpoints (Albanais plain, Val-de-Fier, Alps, etc.)
and several heritage items (church, old mill, bread oven).
Difficult for its length, the hike does not present any technical difficulty.
3 starting points are recommended:
• Thusy: from Rumilly, take the direction of Vallières-sur-Fier, then the D910 in the direction of Frangy. In Versonnex, take the direction of Thusy. Park next to the church.
• Saint-Eusèbe: from Rumilly, take the direction of Vallières-sur-Fier; then
on the right the D14 in the direction of Saint-Eusèbe. Park next to the church (a place called Le Villard).
• Vaulx: from Rumilly, take the D3 towards Hauteville-sur-Fier; Then
RD14 direction Vaulx, then left the RD3. In the capital of Vaulx, park at
side of the church.
Footpath the paths of Angely
Family course presenting no difficulty. It allows you to discover the local heritage and enjoy unobstructed views of the Albanian countryside and the Alps.
From the bakery, cross the village, pass
in front of the inn and, at the cross, take the road that goes up
to the left. Then take a stony path to the right.
Then turn left and, at the cross, take the RD44
towards Saint-Eusèbe. After 80 m, leave the RD44
and take the path towards the rural lodging. The path
then turn left to reach a plateau.
Continue straight ahead to enter the woods.
At the intersection, turn right. Then join the
road that leads to Frênes and turn right. Notice on
on the left a chapel and on the right a fortified house.
Continue straight for about 600 m. At the intersection,
to turn left. At the next intersection continue on
left. Then, beautiful view on the left over the Val de Fier.
At the fork, take the path that goes down to the right.
Get out of the woods. At the crossroads, turn right. Get to
Angely pass. Continue and at the crossroads, turn right into
direction of Biolley.
At the fork turn right to reach the Biolley.
Then turn left, cross the RD3 and continue all
right up to the chapel. At the chapel, turn right. After
having gone along a wood, turn right at the wastewater treatment plant.
Take the first left and reach the center of the village.
Ecureuil hiking trail
Beautiful family hike alternating forests and mountain pastures.
Discovery of beautiful panoramas on the Albanian side, and on the Savoy side (near the Sapenay pass).
From the car park, follow the road that climbs 130 m to
join the start of the trail.
At the "Pringy" post, turn left and go down the
rural road direction "Les Gallets". At the intersection with
the road, turn right to reach the hamlet "Les
Gallets ”. At the "Les Gallets" post, continue straight
on the path that runs through the fields, until the next one
At the beacon, turn right. Continue to reach
a new cross. Continue, to the right, in the path
going up towards the wood. Cross pastures then a wood of
hardwood. Walk along a large meadow then cross a forest to
reach a crossroads, "Les Tallopes" post
(Savoie markings). Variant*
At the crossroads, continue taking the path
line which rises northwards through a wood for 80 m to
reach the private forest road of Sapenay. Continue to
right on this paved road north-east to
start of a forest path on the right. “Gouffaz” post.
Take this path which enters the forest and descends.
At the crossroads with a stony path coming from the
left, continue to descend to the post "Les grands
sides ”. Turn right onto the stony forest road. We
quickly arrives at a new crossroads of 4 paths.
Post "Under the donkey's footsteps".
Follow direction "Pringy". After a few switchbacks,
reach the hamlet of "Pringy".
* Variant (+ 40 min round trip): At the crossroads, take
left direction "Col du Sapenay" on the tarmac road
which joins the RD54. When you arrive at the Sapenay pass, take
left the RD54 for 300 m to reach the take-off area
paragliding / hang-gliding. Very nice view of the
Chautagne and Lake Bourget. Return by the same route
to join the crossroads "Les Tallopes".
Bog and Marsh Trail
This family and country walk, starting from the church square in Vieugy, allows you to discover the biodiversity of the Lesse and Mathonex marshes.
These protected natural areas are home to many species of animals and especially remarkable insects: butterflies and dragonflies. Over the seasons you can contemplate a wide variety of plants: Orchids, the pretty Parnassie of the marshes, the Populage of the marshes or even the Water clovers.
Currently, it is the Asters association (Conservatory of Natural Areas Haute Savoie) which takes care of the preservation of these wetlands. Ideal in spring, summer or fall, this peaceful path is suitable for hikers, mountain bikers and horse riders.
The starting point of this hike is accessible by public transport from the center of Annecy. Ideal for families, the trail alternates between forest, meadow and picturesque villages!
Gélinotte hiking trail
Forest-dominated course that will allow you
to enjoy several interesting panoramas,
in particular at the cross of Clergeon. Many
curiosities dot the circuit: the Grande Cuve, the
remains of charcoal ovens from youth camps.
From the car park, take the forest road that goes up
the right (sign “Route forestière du Camp III”). The
continue for 600 m until the start of the trail. to commit
on the left towards the south direction "Croix du Clergeon". Pass
the remains of Camp III. The path passes under a line
electric then becomes a path and reaches a stony path.
Follow the directional signs to the "Les Tines" post.
Take a right towards "La grande cuve
site ”. Continue on the path to reach the post "La
large tank ”. Turn left towards the "Croix
du Clergeon ”. Attention, passage in Savoie markings. Continue.
At the sign "Bois des Combes" continue in the same
direction. We walk past a charcoal stove
(explanatory panel) then we arrive at the place called "Combe de
Always continue in the same direction to arrive
in the hamlet of Clergeon. Join the Clergeon cross in
30 minutes (presence of an orientation table). For the return,
go the other way to the directional post
"Combe de Vertu". To turn left. Pass a first post
"Mollard Gris", then arrive at the far post of the same name.
Turn right towards north, then reach the road
stonework. Continue on this road which crosses the Bois de
Leave the stony road to take the path to
right which passes in front of a forest hut. See you next time
intersection, continue by the path on the right. To the posts
directional "La Montagne", follow direction "Camp
III ”. Go under the power line and continue on the path
which goes up then down to bring you back to the point of
The foothills of Semnoz
It is a pleasant loop from Quintal that is offered to you. This walk combines heritage and nature: a nice viewpoint at the Saint-Catherine belvedere allows you to appreciate the southern part of the Jura massif as well as the Albanian and the Annecy plain.
A "nature" game will also be offered to you by the children of the primary school: the little quintalises and quantalis. To complete the story of Paccard bells and the birth of a dynasty!
- 4 seasons walk: be careful after heavy rains and in autumn when hunting in the Semnoz - very pleasant in summer: in the forest
- Beware of mountain bikes you may encounter them especially on the upper part of the path
- SIBRA bus from Annecy: Rythmo 2 bus (Seynod Vieugy stop) and then Bus 13 get off at the terminus at Quintal à la fruitière, join the church to start this route.
- Parking: opposite the church
Balcony of the Semnoz
Beautiful hike allowing access to the mountain pastures at the top of the Semnoz mountain, via its balcony paths. Take pleasure in exploring this emblematic relief, on the upper Savoyard part of the Regional Natural Park of the Bauges massif.
This sporty itinerary offers you the opportunity to climb the Semnoz from Gruffy, near Annecy.
Very popular for the many outdoor activities it allows, it is nicknamed "Montagne des Anneciens".
The climb is mostly in the undergrowth, before reaching the mountain pastures of the summit plateau. Indeed, the pastoral tradition is deeply rooted in the history of the place. Tomme, chevrotin or even reblochon are all Savoyard cheeses produced on site, you will be able to observe the work of local alpine farmers.
From the Chalets de Leschaux, you will be able to go back and forth to the Crêt de Châtillon, the highest point of Semnoz (1702 m) and belvedere on the surrounding peaks equipped with an orientation table.
The itinerary offers many other panoramas, allowing you to discover the Avant pays Savoie, the Bauges, the Bornes, the Aravis, the Mont-Blanc and the Beaufortain.
This loop takes paths between cultivated fields and forests to reach the hamlet of La Combe-de Sillingy as far as the Bornachon orientation table. Many points of view on the Alps and Mont-Blanc are present on the course.
This rather long walk but without particular difficulties, takes you to discover Sillingy and its surrounding hamlets.
Near Annecy, the Tour de Sillingy is a loop with varied atmospheres, allowing you to contemplate the nearby Mandallaz and Montagne d'Age.
From the Church of the capital, you will reach the hamlet of La Combe, located on the hill of Bornachon. Thanks to its slightly overhanging location, the town of Sillingy offers very open views of the Annecy basin, the pre-Alpine massifs and Mont Blanc in the distance. The Bornachon orientation table will allow you to better appreciate this panorama.
In the heart of beautiful rural landscapes, you will walk between the valleys of Vaulx and Sillingy, passing by the Crêt d'Angely. The route also takes you to the foot of the Montagne d'Age, the last link in the Salève before the Gorges du Fier.
Finally, just before your return to the starting point, you will also have the opportunity to discover the natural site of the Puits de l'Homme marshes.
The Rift Mirror
With this walk along the Mandallaz mountain, discover the geological site of the Sillingy fault mirror.
Head of Mandallaz loop
This loop starting at the cemetery of La Balme de Sillingy will allow you to discover the fabulous massif of Mandallaz with its viewpoints over the Annecy basin.
The head of the Mandallaz
This loop starting at the cemetery of La Balme de Sillingy will allow you to discover the fabulous massif of Mandallaz with its viewpoints over the Annecy basin.
The Mandallaz mountain is a pre-Alpine link separated to the north of the Salève by the Val des Usses and the Pont de la Caille. Easily observable from the surrounding towns, you can follow this route to its southern end, overlooking the Balme de Sillingy.
A popular place for speleology, the sector has many caves and underground cavities retracing the history of the massif, you can discover the most remarkable during the walk: the Cave of the Curé, the Cave of the Maquis which sheltered several resistance fighters during the Second World War, or the Grotte de Lesvaux having revealed in 1977 the presence of skeletons dating from the Neolithic period.
By following this mainly forest path, you will reach the Tête de la Mandallaz, the highest point 900 meters high, a superb belvedere over the lake and the city of Annecy, the Alps and the Montagne d'Age facing you. .
The Chéran Chaos Loop
Very refreshing stroll along the Chéran. With its history of gold diggers, wild rivers, extraordinary fishing, it almost feels like Canada.
A pleasant walk to do at any time, in the fall the forest is adorned with beautiful colors, you may see the famous cyclamen brighten up the undergrowth, please do not pick them!
Although easy, the return to the right bank after the detour to Chaos is a bit steep. Attention the last part is on a small road with little visibility.
Recommended with children who like to walk.
This 2h30 course extends briskly towards 3h or more, if you take the time to observe the river, the Chaos, read all the information panels, without forgetting the picnic, some tables are available on the the way back.
Small recommendation, in winter ice can make this route a little perilous!
For young children, prefer the start of the Cusy footbridge, cross the Chéran to go to the right bank, for quick access to the river.
Walking shoes recommended, picnic.
In the Pont de l'Abîme car park: toilets and water point.
Tour of the lake of La Balme-de-Sillingy
Family loop around the lake of La-Balme-de-Sillingy, accessible by stroller.
Across the fields (La Balme Ouest)
Loop of the Goliettaz - Mandallaz
This walk very close to Annecy will take you to discover the Mandallaz by hiking in a pleasant and varied forest atmosphere, which offers some beautiful viewpoints.
Hiking: The Mountain of Princes
This medium-difficulty walk along the Montagne des Princes will allow you, through the Alpine pastures, to reach the top of it. Up there, breathtaking views await you!
This family route will make you discover the Montagne des Princes. It is done in a loop starting from the parking lot of the Old Fruitière. You can enjoy the different viewpoints offered by this hike, whether on the Grand Colombier massif, the Alps and Mont-Blanc.
For the Sunday walk, a round trip via "Chez Pantet" is possible.
Hiking - The slopes of the Montagne des Princes
This double loop punctuated by numerous viewpoints over the surrounding valleys and massifs, will allow you to discover the different sides of the Montagne des Princes.
Through forests and mountain pastures, geological curiosities and places of memory, these two walks with some difficulty will take you to the Ferme du Comte (highest point).
Hike - Figure-of-eight loop between Clermont and Droisy
This walk, which is done in a double loop, will make you discover the different agricultural plateaus of Droisy and Clermont. Also take advantage of your visit to visit the Château de Clermont (historical monument, symbol of the Italian Renaissance).
This family walk with very little elevation, will make you discover the agricultural plateau of Droisy and Clermont.
This hike can be modulated in a small loop (departing from Clermont) a medium one (departing from Droisy) or a loop in eight in its entirety (departing from Clermont) described in its entirety in the topo-guide.
In addition to discovering this agricultural plateau and the different viewpoints it offers over the Jura, the Vuache and of course Mont-Blanc, this hike is an opportunity to visit the Château de Clermont (XNUMXth century, only witness to the Italian Renaissance in Haute-Savoie (listed as a Historic Monument).
Loop in 8 between Droisy and Clermont
The Saint-Jacques Towers - The Figlia chalets
The hike can be done by different paths. We chose the longest, for the paved path, to better appreciate different aspects of the place: the parade of Banges, the village, the vernacular heritage (local), the beech forest.
To park, there are several car parks: the cyclamens, the cemetery (larger). This route begins at the cyclamen car park. It is certainly more difficult, at least the first part. If you have young children it is better to make the shorter version (see panels). Bring a picnic, walking sticks (if you like that) especially for access to the towers. For convenience there are public toilets behind the town hall. Good walk and take your time to appreciate this generous and grandiose nature.
The Saint-Jacques Towers
It's a pretty bucolic walk that will make you discover a unique geological formation in the region, the monoliths or Tours Saint-Jacques. These limestone rocks sit enthroned in the middle of a forest, like defense towers.
The hike of the St-Jacques towers can be done by different paths, we have chosen the shortest and the easiest. The version via Figlia is also available on ViAnnecy, it is longer and the difference in altitude is quite substantial.
If you have young children it is best to do this version that we offer.
Bring a picnic, walking sticks (with rubber tips), especially for access to the towers.
For convenience there are public toilets behind the town hall. Good walk and take your time to appreciate this generous and grandiose nature.