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The best water activities in Haute-Savoie

August 2023

The best water activities in Haute-Savoie

Haute-Savoie is a picturesque region in the French Alps. Known for its beautiful landscapes and sparkling lakes, it offers plenty of water activities. In this article, we'll explore the best water activities in Haute-Savoie, focusing on unique and memorable experiences to suit all tastes.

Boat Trips on lake Annecy

Lake Annecy is one of the region's most famous jewels. A boat trip on lake Annecy is a must for visitors. You can admire the crystal-clear turquoise waters surrounded by majestic mountains. Also, you can visit the charming villages bordering the lake and enjoy a swim. Opinions are unanimous : adults and children will enjoy the excursion.  

Water sports in Évian-les-Bains

Évian-les-Bains is another popular destination for water-based activities in Haute Savoie. Just 1h15 from Annecy, it's an ideal place for water sports enthusiasts. You can enjoy water-skiing, jet-skiing and many other exciting activities. The waters of Lake Geneva provide the perfect environment for enjoying these sports and having fun in the great outdoors.


Canyoning in the Gorges du Fier

Just 20 minutes from Annecy town centre, the gorges du Fier offer a canyoning experience that's unique in Haute Savoie. Equipped with a wetsuit and helmet, you can follow the river. This activity combines the adrenalin with the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. It's a thrill-seeker's adventure not to be missed. 

A cruise on lake Geneva

A cruise on lake Geneva is a luxurious and relaxing experience. You can relax on while admiring the panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. These cruises often offer gourmet meals accompanied by regional wines, adding a touch of refinement to your experience. If the weather is fine, you may even be able to see the Mont Blanc. 

Stand-up paddle on Lake Annecy

Stand-up paddling has become very popular in recent years, and Lake Annecy is a great place to do it. Hire a paddle board and appreciate the calm waters of the lake, recognised as the purest in Europe, enjoying the sunshine and beautiful views all around you. It's a fun activity that's accessible to all levels of ability. 


Many other activities await you...

As you can see, Haute Savoie offers a multitude of water activities that will delight lovers of adventure, relaxation and discovery.

The Boutik Hôtel team will be delighted to help you organise your activities when you book your room, for example.

Situated on the shores of Lake Annecy, in the old town, the Boutik Hôtel is ideally located.