Photo du Grand Pord à Aix les Bains.
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Activities around Lac du Bourget and Aix-les-Bains

Aix-les-bains is an attractive city whether for its status as a spa town, its mountains or its lake. The largest natural lake in France, the Lac du Bourget is also voted the most beautiful in 2023.

Mémard beach, a 2-minute walk away, has been awarded the "Pavillon Bleu" and is supervised in the summer, and can offer water temperatures of up to 28° in mid-summer.

Book your stay in Aix les Bains

Set off to explore or rediscover the Alpine Riviera and the Savoie region

The region is full of activities for the whole family and for all types of stay. It will satisfy athletes who love cycling and hiking, as well as those looking for well-being and relaxation. A city of culture, it offers a rich heritage, between festivals and historic places.

  • Bike tourism

    Labeled Accueil Vélo, recharge your electric bike and consult different bike routes available at the hotel reception.

    Tourist bike guide

  • Loan of pétanque balls

    In the shade of the plane trees, the large port benefits from large spaces perfect for bowling. The Iroko hotel offers you a pétanque ball loan.

  • Paddle rental

    For your days at the lake, the hotel offers half-day paddle rental from June to October.

  • Card and board games available

    Hotel Iroko provides card and board games.

  • Photo du restaurant les Quais à Aix les Bains.

    Les Quais

    • Restaurant
    Brasserie offering traditional French cuisine. 2 minutes walk from the hotel.
  • Photo du restaurant le Skiff à Aix les Bains.

    Le Skiff

    • Restaurant
    Brasserie pub offering seafood. 1 minute walk from the hotel.
  • Photo d'une scène au festival Musilac à Aix les Bains.

    Musilac Festival

    • Events
    In July, the Musilac music festival invades the lake esplanade. It is the biggest pop-rock event in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.
  • Photo du sommet de la Dent du Chat à Aix les Bains.

    La Dent du Chat

    • Hiking
    A hike which offers an exceptional panorama of the lake and the Savoyard front country. Allow 4h30 round trip for 7km and a difficult difficulty.
  • Photo durant le festival Aix auto legend à Aix les Bains.

    Aix Auto légende

    • Events
    In September, gathering of old cars on the lake esplanade, with enthusiasts and exhibitors. Activities, vehicle presentations and walks are on the program throughout the festival.
  • Photo de la vue durant la randonnée de la Grotte aux fées à Aix les Bains.

    The fairy cave

    • Hiking
    Nestled in the Corsuet forest, the fairy cave offers a panorama of Lac du Bourget. Allow 1h30 for 5.6km round trip and medium difficulty.
  • Photo d'un VTT en descente au Revard à Aix les Bains.

    VTT & Bike park

    • By bike
    For mountain biking and downhill mountain biking, many trails are available from Mont Revard. You will also find a bike park, equipment rental and support.
  • Photo lors du Be Fit festival à Aix les Bains.

    Be Fit Festival

    • Events
    In September, for a weekend, Aix-les-Bains offers to discover some practices around the theme of well-being. Conferences, sports sessions, culinary or meditation workshops, etc. are offered.
  • Photo du restaurant l'Atelier d'Élise à Aix les Bains.

    L’Atelier d’Élise

    • Restaurant
    Seasonal cuisine with fresh produce. 5 minutes walk from the hotel.
  • Photo d'un bateau de la compagnie des bateaux sur le lac du Bourget à Aix les Bains.

    La Compagnie des Bateaux

    • Outing
    50m from the hotel, on the Grand Port, the Compagnie des Bateaux offers different types of guided cruises, which may include a visit to Hautecombe Abbey and Chanaz, the Venice of the Alps.
  • Photo du petit train de Aix les Bains.

    The little train of Aix-les-Bains

    • Outing
    Departing from Aix-les-Bains town hall or the large port, the little train will take you through the town accompanied by comments relating to its history. Available from April to early November.
  • Photo des gorges du Sierroz à Aix les Bains.

    The Sierroz Gorges

    • The region
    This arranged walk offers you very easy access, with passages on footbridges. Around 1 hour from the Grésy-sur-Aix carpool parking lot.
  • Photo de la fontaine aux éléphants, les 4 sans cul à Chambéry en Savoie.

    Chambéry - Savoie

    • The region
    A city with the Castle of the Dukes of Savoy in its historic center, pedestrian walkways, fountains and buildings recalling the Italian spirit. To get there: train, bus, 20 minutes by car.
  • Photo de deux cycliste sur route.

    Bike routes

    • By bike
    The region is full of routes for cycling lovers. You can find them in self-service at the hotel reception and in PDF by clicking on the link below.
  • Photo du musée Faure à Aix les Bains.

    The Faure Museum

    • Outing
    Located in the city center of Aix-les-Bains, it offers the opportunity to discover contemporary paintings and sculptures. You will be able to discover works by the artist Auguste Rodin, as well as the exhibition “the Lamartine room” representing the poet's stays in Aix les Bains.
  • Photo du restaurant le Bistro du port à Aix les Bains.

    Bistrot du Port

    • Restaurant
    Brasserie, bar and ice cream parlor. 3 minutes walk from the hotel.
  • Photo de la vue depuis le belvédère de la Chambotte à Aix les Bains.

    Chambotte Belvedere

    • The region
    Offers visibility over the entire Lac du Bourget, 18km long. A restaurant with panoramic views can welcome you (reservation recommended).
  • Photo vue du ciel du lac d'Aiguebelette en Savoie.

    Lac d’Aiguebelette - Savoie

    • The region
    A more “wild” lake than that of Lac du Bourget, Lac d'Aiguebelette is a very popular swimming spot in the summer. Quiet, on this lake, only electric boats are authorized. To get there: 30 minutes by car.
  • Photo d'un kanoe sur l'eau.

    Water activities

    • In summer
    You will find all types of water activities such as: pedal boat, kayak, paddle, rowing, kite-surfing, boat with or without a license, wakeboard, water skiing, swimming pool, sailing, windsurfing, e-foil.
  • Photo d'une via ferrata à Aix les Bains.

    Via ferrata

    • In summer
    This is the route that will offer you the most beautiful view of the lake: the Cornillon Via Ferrata. Departure from the Col du Chat, an easy difficulty, but be careful of vertigo.
  • Photo vue du ciel de l'Abbaye de Hautecombe, au bord du lac du Bourget à Aix les Bains.

    The Abbaye of Hautecombe

    • The region
    With its feet in Lac du Bourget, Hautecombe Abbey still houses religious people today. You can visit the church to discover its history and those of the personalities who passed there, in a magnificent setting.
  • Photo d'un cœur pendant les Nuits Romantiques à Aix les Bains.

    Les Nuits Romantiques

    • Events
    From September to October, the Musique Passion association offers to discover classical music through symphony orchestras in unusual and/or grandiose places around Lac du Bourget, such as the Hautecombe Abbey or the Casino Grand Cercle.
  • Photo de la Croix du Nivolet à Aix les Bains.

    La Croix du Nivolet

    • Hiking
    On the heights above Chambéry, a cross several meters high dominates at 1547m. Two routes offered, loop or round trip, for 3 to 5 hours and medium to difficult difficulty.
  • Photo du restaurant les Voiles à Aix les Bains.

    Les Voiles

    • Restaurant
    Brasserie and pizzeria. 1 minute walk from the Iroko hotel.
  • Photo du Thiou à Annecy en Haute Savoie.

    Annecy - Haute Savoie

    • The region
    The old town has a certain charm with its pedestrian streets, its Thiou river which crosses it, its bridges, its green spaces and its lake. Very touristy and lively city. To get there: train, bus, 30 min by car.
  • Photo d'un skieur.

    Nordic activities

    • In winter
    Cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, biathlon, skijoring, sled dog rides and snowshoeing…. The Savoyard region is full of activities for snow lovers about thirty minutes from the hotel by car.
  • Photo du restaurant la Crêperie du Port à Aix les Bains.

    La Crêperie du Port

    • Restaurant
    Friendly creperie. 2 minutes walk from the hotel.
  • Photo du Casino Grand Cercle à Aix les Bains.

    The Casino Grand Cercle

    • Outing

    Historic Aix-les-Bains casino located in the city center, offers gaming tables, slot machines and a performance hall. It regularly hosts free exhibitions, an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the building.

  • Photo du bord du lac du Bourget à Aix les Bains.

    Walk along the shores of Lac du Bourget

    • Outing
    If you like walking, a large part of the lakefront is pedestrianized. From Mémard beach to the Mottets site, put on your sneakers, get on your bikes, your rollerblades and enjoy a stroll along the water's edge.
  • Photo au sommet du Mollard Noir à Aix les Bains.

    Le Molard Noir

    • Hiking
    After a walk in the forest, arriving at Molard Noir offers you a 360° view of the lake and the Savoyard front country. Allow 1 hour round trip and a little less than 3km. A path allows the bravest to access the cat’s tooth.
  • Photo de la ville de Chanaz en été.

    Chanaz, the little Venice of the Alps

    • Outing
    Near the Savière canal which connects Lac du Bourget and the Rhône. A town full of charm with its pedestrian streets, its various small shops and its oil mill. You can also walk by the water or on the water.
  • Photo au bord de l'esplanade du lac du Bourget à Aix les Bains.

    Along the water

    • Hiking

    More of a stroll than a hike, this walk runs along Lac du Bourget to the Pointe de l’Ardre. Allow 1 hour for 2.6km round trip, very easy level.

  • Photo du jet d'eau de Genève en Suisse.

    Genève - Suisse

    • The region
    Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, on the border of Haute-Savoie, Geneva is a city where life is good, with many activities to discover. To get there: train, bus, 1 hour by car.
  • Photo du belvédère du Mont Revard à Aix les Bains.

    Mont Revard

    • The region
    Highest peak around Lac du Bourget (1562m) it is 30 minutes by car from the hotel. Access to a footbridge with panoramic views of Aix-les-Bains and its surroundings, and various activities.