Just back from a magic weekend in Annecy (an hour from Chamonix): Sporty fun, quality time with friends and family, great food, nice wine ... AND watching 2 of our closest friends get married. What an incredibly special 2 days - marking the start of my official annual love affair with the Alps in summer. Not only is this area of France stunningly beautiful, but there's such a huge choice of things to do. Everyone's active, smiling, and busy getting involved being fit and healthy. What's not to like?
The view of Lac d'Annecy from Col de La Forclaz : a great hiking and road cycling spot! The colour of the water is just incredible. Apparently it's so pure you can drink it as you swim.
Looking back up towards Alpine peaks from the Lake Annecy shore. What a place for a 2 hour run ... (or a swim, or a bike ride ... or just some sunbathing!)
An amazing wedding!
Post wedding hiking - we crossed paths with Annecy's Maxi Trail Race: http://www.annecime.org/ - 79km with 4400m climbing. OOOOF.
Beautiful walking trails high in the hills around Annecy. A lovely day out with the husband. Nice!