Mont Veyrier – France

Annecy, France, is a small town in the French alps about 50 minutes south of Geneva. The town itself is is graced by the shores of Lake Annecy which is bordered on all other side by the mountains.

Mont Veyrier may not be the highest mountain in this region, but the view from the top is spectacular. It is possible to hike all year around even during the white winter months. During a visit to the town in late January, a cloudy morning provided an inversion at the top where I found a bed of clouds beneath me once upon the summit.

Appropriate footwear disclaimer:

Wearing not-so-hiking boots, finding my footing was hard on the ice that had taken over some of the sections. My poor choice in not finding basic walking crampons resulted in the local French men watching in hysterics whilst I slipped & slid around near the summit.

Be more prepared than me, this hike is not to be missed!


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