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the best places to hire a pedal boat in Annecy

August 2023

the best places to hire a pedal boat in Annecy

Choose the best equipment rental partner for you! Pedal boat is a popular and enjoyable activity for visitors who want to take full advantage of the beauty of Lake Annecy in Haute Savoie. With its crystal-clear turquoise waters and beautiful landscape, this is the perfect place for a relaxing ride on a pedalo. In this article, we'll show you the best places to hire a pedal boat in Annecy, the rental prices and some tips so that your could enjoy the most your experience on the water of Lake Annecy. 

Lake Annecy: an ideal destination for pedal boat

Renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe, its calm, clear waters surrounded by majestic mountains make it an ideal place to relax and enjoy countless activities.
Hiring a pedal boat from one of the many pontoons in Annecy will allow you to explore and discover secret spots inaccessible by road and sometimes even unreachable by boat. Whether you're a family, a couple or a group of friends, a gentle ride on Lake Annecy is an unforgettable experience. 


Le lac d'Annecy 

The best places to hire a pedalo in Annecy 

There are many pontoons in Annecy offering a wide choice of activities and equipment to enjoy the blue waters of the lake.

The choice is yours: pedal boats, paddleboats, boats... 
In front of "le Pâquier", "la promenade Jacquet", "les jardins de l'Europe" and "le quai de la Tournette", Annecy has plenty to offer.
The surrounding villages with direct access to the lake also offer equipment from their pontoons, harbours and beaches.
To take advantage of the sunshine at the start of the day, we suggest the eastern shore of the lake (Sevrier, Saint-Jorioz, Duingt, Doussard).

For sunset cruising, we suggest the West bank (Annecy le Vieux, Veyrier du Lac, Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Talloires)... 

Rental rates

The cost for pedalos in Annecy varies according to the length of hire and the company chosen. Here is an indicative price list to give you a general idea:

Hourly rates   

10 to 20 euros for one hour

Rates for half a day  

Expect to pay between €40 and €55 per half-day. 

Rates for a full day 

Between €60 and €95 per day.

Boat hire is usually more expensive, while paddle hire is similar to pedalos.

How to choose the best rate

When choosing a boat in Annecy, it's a good idea to compare prices between different companies.

But don't rely on price alone. Take into account the length of the hire period and the services included (some pedalos have a slide, for example, unlike boats). Sometimes choosing to pay a little more can offer you a better experience and superior customer service.
Also consider your specific needs and the number of people you'll be sharing the boat with to make the best choice. 


Pédalo en famille sur le lac 

Tips to enjoy the most

Choose the best time of day: Avoid rush hour (or make a reservation as soon a you reserve your bedroom. Opt instead for early morning or late afternoon for a more peaceful experience.  
Dress comfortably: As with boats, wear appropriate, comfortable clothing. Don't forget to apply sun cream and wear a hat on sunny days.
Follow the safety rules: Follow the rules for navigating on the lake. Make sure you know the safe zones and avoid venturing too far without prior experience.
Pedal boating in Annecy is a relaxing activity that allows you to take full advantage of nature.
Whether you're a family, a couple or a group of friends, this experience guarantees unforgettable moments. 
Just 2 steps from the Boutik Hôtel, you'll find the first activity equipment hire stands.
You can easily set off to discover Lake Annecy after breakfast in the Office or on our terrace.

Enjoy your stay and have a great holiday!