After a morning completing my French tax return I needed a break!
I set off from my home towards Annecy, passing by the edge of Albertville, Ugine and then picking up the cycle track that uses the old railway line.? Soon I was at Doussard and watching some paragliders coming into land.
Rather than continue on the cycle path I followed the road through some small villages before meeting the track again.? There were people sunbathing on the grass beaches close to the lake; it was in the 30’s but I didn’t see poeple in the water.
I reached Annecy which was thronged already and threaded my way carefully through the centre.? Unfortunately after leaving Annecy there’s no cycle path but I cut off on to some little side roads between the lake and the main road to find some peace and quiet.
At Echarvines there were countless paragliders in the sky under the Dents de Lanfons.? A new section of cycle path is in the process of construction on the narrow, steep road that drops down to Talloires.
The lake shimmered in the sun but now back with the traffic I needed to keep my concentration on vehicles coming up fast from behind.
Finally, I was back at Doussard and picked up the outward route for the return home.? 120 km and beautiful weather and scenery.