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Come discover all the pleasures of sports on the water, ground and in the air!

Activities in Talloires

Lake Annecy, whose waters are the purest in Europe, is a natural haven for water sports enthusiasts. The 18 hole golf courses feature fairways and greens that meander through the most beautiful countryside. The surrounding mountains have an endless variety of marked trails and paths for ramblers and hikers.

If staying in Abbaye for at least 3 nights, we will be happy to offer you an activity pass which will give you free access to the Talloires beaches, selection of some water sports (boat renting, pedalo, paddle, and kayak).

RecommEnded hikes

  • Roc de Chère– altitude 651m – 50 minute-walk from the Abbaye. 2 hour-circuit round trip. 1.5km from the Abbaye
  • Waterfall of Angon - 50 minute-walk from the Abbaye. 2 hour-circuit round trip. 1.5km from the Abbaye
  • Col de la Forclaz – altitude 1150m - 10km from Talloires
  • Tournette – altitude 2351m - 15km from Talloires, direction Col de la Forclaz
  • Dents de Lanfon– altitude 1813m - between Talloires and Menthon St Bernard, direction Col de la Forclaz at 12km from the Abbaye
  • Gorges du Fier at Lovagny, 23km from Talloires
  • Historic paths of Glières - 40km from Talloires, very easy walk, maximum 2 hours

RecommEnded bike circuits:

  • Le Tour du Lac d’Annecy, one of the most beautiful bike circuits in France. Length 40 km - Duration: 2 to 3 hours . Departure from Talloires
  • Véloroutes, green pathes, cycle ways in Haute-savoie


Would you like to rent bikes at the Abbey? Our rental partner NOMAD BIKE will be glad to bring them for you, directly in our establishment. You will be able to choose among nice SCOTT bikes, electric or not, for adults and children. Equipment for the transport of your children is available (trailers and baby seats), as well as for your dog. All you have to do is to book them on the website or at the hotel reception.
Transfert Talloires Annecy


We recommend our historical partner for your transfers. The company Global transfert is at your service for your transfers from Geneva airport or Annecy train station to the Abbey but also for all your trips during your stay. To book, please follow the link below.

Talloires Golf Course

“Our golfcourse occupies a very privileged location. Overlooking the lake and at the foot of the mountains, it is in the heart of the Roc de Chère nature reserve. Golfers who would like to discover our golf course during their visit to our splendid region will be made most welcome.”


Giez Golf Club: an exceptional golfing opportunity

Located in the heart of a region reputed for its all-year-round choice of activities, the Giez Golf Clubbenefits from an extraordinary location blessed with a wonderful panorama ofLake Annecyand Mont Blanc. This particular contrast between the mountains and lake confers a unique layout to the course itself. Both beginners and experienced golfers will be able to show their merits, either on the 18 hole Belvédère course or the 9 hole Castor course which also offers training facilities.


Boat Hire

There is a large number of boat hirers along the lakeside offering a wide choice of crafts such as catamarans, pedal boats … for romantic trips or sporting excursions on the lake.
Wakeboarding, water skiing, sailing, visiting or just simply relaxing… there is a vast choice of aquatic activities.


Try paragliding accompanied by free flight specialists who all have the experience of over 6,000 flights and who will be happy to share their passion with you on one of the most appreciated sites in Europe.
You will take home with you an unforgettable experience offering a completely different view ofLake Annecyand the surrounding mountains..

Adventure Forest

Located in one of the region’s most attractive forests. Using ropes, cords, cable slides, zip lines, rope bridges… you will move through the trees from one platform to another… excitement and impressive views guaranteed!! Courses with different levels of difficulty, no specific physical fitness requirements are necessary.


The Menthon-Saint-Bernard Castle

For almost a thousand years, the Castle of Menthon-Saint-Bernardhas watched over a sumptuous landscape, overlooking Lake Annecy and the surrounding mountains. This impressive castle, with its unusually attractive and romantic appearance never fails to surprise seemingly defying time, possesses a rich history intimately associated with the history of Savoy.
Today, you can visit the castle which, since the time it was built, has been the home of the Menthon family. One of its outbuildings, the Créquier Sinople, whose vast terrace opens onto the surrounding landscape, can also be used for wedding receptions, group meals, corporate seminars, etc…