Connect to inspiring mountain landscapes and refreshing lake views with a road trip between Megève and Geneva. We suggest taking the longer (and more scenic) mountain road between the two cities, allowing yourself to soak in the very best of the glamorous French Alps. Indulge in memorable culinary highlights, drive through spectacular natural scenery and experience the regions’ rich outdoor activities.

Travel Time

70 km (44 miles)
Travel Time
1 hour (2 hours 20 minutes via mountain road) by car
Extend your road trip! Discover the other destinations in the Four Seasons French Collection. Paris & French Riviera

Road Trip Highlight

Lake Annecy from Above
Make a detour a plan to stop for lunch and take in spectacular views along the mountain road in Col de la Forclaz, France. Here, you can enjoy a unique vantage point over Lake Annecy, one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe. Set up a picnic, or if time allows, drive to the nearby L’Auberge de Montmin, a quaint Michelin-starred restaurant with peaceful mountain views. Feeling adventurous? Col de la Forclaz is a famous paragliding launch point, allowing adrenaline junkies to fly directly over the sparkling lake. Let us arrange a tour with one of the local companies. 1 hour 30 minutes from Megève / 1 hour 15 minutes from Geneva

More Experiences Along the Way

Once You’ve Arrived

  • Use the Hotel as Your Launching Pad for the Great Outdoors

    When you come to the French Alps in the summer, the mountains are your playground. Soak in the fresh Alpine air each day you’re here with activities such as hiking, e-biking or golf at Mont d’Arbois Golf Course. Craving a different view? Let us arrange a helicopter tour over the snow-capped peaks – an adventure you’ll never forget.

  • Cows graze in green field high up in mountains
    Hike to a Picture-Perfect Resting Spot

    Embark on a 1.5-hour hike from the Hotel (or a 10-minute gondola ride) through bright green pastures and past grazing cows to Ideal 1850, our restaurant just above Megève. You'll have an unobstructed view of the valley and the Mont Blanc massif, including the highest peak in Europe. While the restaurant is closed in the summer, our team can arrange a gourmet snack to enjoy with Champagne.

  • Yoga class on rooftop patio overlooking mountains
    Yoga With a View

    Breathe in the fresh aromas of our Alpine wonderland during an outdoor yoga session. Choose from a variety of locations, such as the Hotel grounds, a scenic spot among the bright green pastures or the terrace of mountain restaurant Ideal 1850. Reconnect with yourself and nature.

  • Picnic Time

    Let our chefs prepare a gourmet picnic basket full of the best local flavours, including French wine and Alpine cheese, to enjoy at magical Lake Javen, just 3 km (1.9 miles) from the Hotel and surrounded by huge pine trees.

More About Megève From Our Team

Four Seasons Hotel Megeve rustic ski resort at edge of meadow, mountains

Four Seasons Hotel Megève

In the heart of the French Alps, our chic Hotel builds on the legacy of the Edmond de Rothschild family, who set out to create an unrivalled resort experience nearly a century ago. Distinctive French character, pure Alpine tradition, and an intimate and inviting setting define this mountain retreat.

    Let us help you plan your Megève experiences. +33 (0)4 50 211 211 Contact
    • Person swimming in Lake Geneva at sunset
      Start Your Day at the Lake

      Discover the sparkling magic of Lake Geneva, the largest freshwater lake in Europe, and improve your swimming skills with one of our swimming instructors. “Start your training at sunrise,” advises Head Concierge Mina Bayat. “You’ll be surprised by the lake’s beauty and stillness.”

    • Sweet Artistry

      Indulge in velvety Swiss chocolate as you follow the steps of a master during a gourmet chocolate workshop. At renowned Du Rhône Chocolatier, particularly known for artisanal production methods that respect the traditional Swiss techniques, you’ll learn the secrets behind one of the world’s finest chocolates.

    • Watersports and Cruises

      Try wakeboarding, paddleboarding or thorough relaxation on a private cruise at sunset – we can arrange for you to embrace the best of Lake Geneva. For a family-friendly activity, head out on a fishing trip with Captain Balthazar, who will take you to the best spots on the lake. Take your catch back to the Hotel, where our chefs will prepare it for you in a delicious meal.

    • Hiker standing atop mountain overlooking Geneva
      Hike Above the City

      Breathe in the natural beauty of Mont Salève, commonly referred to as the “Balcony of Geneva,” with unbeatable views over the city, its countryside and the snow-capped Alps in the distance. First, enjoy a panoramic 1.5-hour hike to reach the summit.

    Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva

    With enchanting views of the lake and the snow-capped Alps in the distance, and just steps away from the Old Town, Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva offers a destination of choice, blending a revitalized sense of history with warm and genuine personal service in the very heart of the city.

      Let us help you plan your Geneva experiences. + (41) 22908 70 00 Contact

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