|Old Town Annecy France, wheelchair access = mostly good|
|Annecy Lakeside Walk, wheelchair access = good|
Lake Annecy Cycle Path
Now this is the kind of surface I like. Perfectly smooth. Its car free, surrounded by stunning scenery and there’s loads of it, over 40k long! The bits on the sides are for walkers and joggers. Are wheelchair users allowed on it? Who knows, but that didnt stop us. Although we did get pointed out and laughed at by a group of young boys, who cares when you’re rolling in paradise I need a Duet Wheelchair Tandem so I can feel like I’m cycling.
|Lake Annecy Cycle Path Wheelchair Walk|
|Lake Annecy, France. Cycle Path Wheelchair Walk|
There are 3 wheelchair friendly beaches on Lake Annecy- Sevrier, St Jorioz and Veyrier.
I stayed at St Jorioz. The beach is great for wheelchair users. Choose between grass or sand, sun or shade. There are lots of big trees to lie under whilst watching the paragliders in the distance floating off the mountain, enjoying the view of the lake and the beach atmosphere. You feel like you’re in a park and a beach at the same time and they have already thought about disabled access.
|Wheelchair Access On The Beach, St Jorioz, Lake Annecy|
There’s an accessible path to the different areas of the beach and the sand is that hard sand so the wheelchair doesn’t sink. There’s even a handrail for going into lake. There’s a wheelchair accessible toilet and a snackbar.
|Wheelchair Access On The Beach, St Jorioz, Lake Annecy
Sun & Shade – A park & beach all in one
The disabled parking bays are near the entrance and have a sign welcoming wheelchair users which is nice. It really makes a massive difference going to beach where they’ve already planned for accessibility. Wheelchair access in the Alps is much easier than I thought it would be.
|Disabled parking and wheelchair access at St Jorioz Beach
Lake Annecy, France
Nature Walk – Reserve Naturelle du Bout du Lac
This place is not signposted well, but easy to get to when you know where it is. It’s on Route de la Vieille Eglise near Doussard. Apparently beavers live here but we didn’t see any. A beautiful walk (about 3.5k) on really good accessible paths and boardwalks.
|Bout du Lac Nature Reserve. Wheelchair access = great|
|Bout du Lac Nature Reserve, Lake Annecy, France.
Wheelchair access = great, disabled parking = good
www.campinglesolitaire.com This isnt where I stayed but we did pass by for a look. It looks like the best location to stay for St Jorioz beach and the cycle path. It’s away from the main road (so peaceful) and very near the lake and not far from the shops. It does have accessible facilities. Will try it out next time.
Attractions With Wheelchair Access
The forest of the senses trail at www.base-nature-aventure.com looks good, it says the trail is designed for wheelchairs.
General Tourist Info http://en.lac-annecy.com/
I hope you found this wheelchair travel information helpful. Please feel welcome to comment or add your own accessible travel tips. Thanks for reading and have a great trip