5 Things to know about lakes around Geneva

By: Team Alpy

5 Things to Know about Lakes around Geneva.

If you are coming to Geneva airport this summer and looking for the ideal well-being, fitness, and relaxation mix here are some of the best lakes in the area to visit. The first stop would have to be Lake Geneva (Lac Leman). This is the largest lake in Switzerland and is impressively overlooked by the Alps. From the southern tip of Geneva to the north shores of the Swiss Riviera.

Places to see on Lake Geneva:


The cosmopolitan, cultural, and colourful city gives you direct access to the whole of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman).  Don't forget to see the city itself, we recommend the 'Best of Geneva Open Top Tour'.

Montreux: Swiss Riviera

Located on the Swiss Riviera, famous for its July Jazz Festival, Mediterranean trees, and grand Belle Epoque buildings.  Nestled on the north shores of Lake Geneva by the famous Chateau de Chillon. Take a day trip on the Swiss Riviera.

Yvoire & Evian

Located on the southern shores of Lake Geneva the beautiful medieval village and rural setting of Yvoire will send you back to centuries past. This picturesque village is the perfect escape for a day trip from Geneva.

Looking for a day trip? Lakes to visit from Geneva:

Lac Annecy

Known as ‘The Venice of the Alps', Annecy old town boasts colourful buildings perched next to waterways, restaurants, bistros, and boutique shops. A beautiful jewel in the Alps at the top of Lac Annecy that is not to be missed. From Geneva, take a day trip with GVA Transfers to this stunning location.

Lake Thun, Interlaken

Nestled between two lakes - Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, Interlaken town is surrounded by nature's beauty. With activities from thrill-seeking skydiving, river rafting, canyoning, hiking, and the spectacular Schilthorn Cable Car -so much to do on the lakes and in the mountains! We recommend a day trip from Geneva to Interlaken with GVA Transfers.

Lac Blanc, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley - Mountain Hike Walk

With stunning reflections of the Mont-Blanc Massif, the clear waters of Lac Blanc are not to be missed. This is a mountain lake with hiking trails and sweeping views of mountain peaks. There are different hike routes up to this lake depending on your ability and family group. Take a day trip from Geneva to Chamonix.

Tignes Le Lac, Tignes

Just when you thought Tignes had everything! New this summer is the crazy ACROLAND slides and water sports center giving you extra activities to keep you entertained in Tignes. Tignes is way more than a ski resort in the summer! Take a private transfer from Geneva to Tignes for the day.