On Tuesday we had a leisurely drive from Digoin to Camping Municipal Les Champs Fleuris ( GPS : N 45.825801 E 6.188371 ) on Lake Annecy. This is very friendly campsite, almost deserted now, on sloping grass terraces. We are parked at the top of the site, with a view of the lake. There is an impressive backdrop of snow-capped mountains.
Yesterday we cycled along the well maintained two wheel only voie verte (cycle track) to the town of Annecy. It is an easy and level 10 km ride. There is quite a bit of traffic, a mixture of high speed lycra clad experts, a few rollerbladers and an assortment of out of condition middle aged puffers. Guess which group we are in.
We arrived at the Quay where the the big pleasure boats tie up. There are restaurants on board.
We guess the Captains dream of taking the boats out in to more exciting waters, `Lake Geneva maybe, or the Atlantic.
We moored the bikes outside the Hotel de Ville, and continued on foot.
Restaurants and cafes pack the narrow streets running alongside the canals of Annecy. We arrived at lunchtime and business on the streets was clearly thriving.
There is much to photograph here.
We stopped for a glass of wine at the top of the old town.
We walked back along the canals, had a picnic lunch on Les Jardins de L’Europe, then mosied back to the bikes.
We cycled back in the afternoon, photographed out.