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Geneva to Geneva via Annecy

Ride your bike while gliding into the wintry panorama of the Swiss Alps.

  • Half board hotel
  • French Alps —Genève > Genève
  • Activity Type
    • Route advice only
    • Point to point
  • Groups up to 8
  • Features
    • Ensuite rooms

Service

Two options are offered for this trip:

Option A: 2 nights in 2-star hotels. 330 euros per person sharing a double room. Single supplement is 70 euros

Option A+: 1 night in a 2-star hotel and 1 night in a 3-star hotel. 390 euros per person sharing a double room. Single supplement is 105 euros

This price includes :

  • 2 nights’ accommodation as described above
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 dinner (drinks are not included)
  • Meeting with our local representative in Geneva
  • Luggage transfers
  • Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
  • Pre-loaded GPS unit (subject to availability)
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep’s mobile number)
  • All tax and service charges

This price does not include:

  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Travel insurance.
  • Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available for 60 euros and full-carbon racing bikes are also available at the price of 130 euros per bike.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Geneva. Ride to Seyssel. (Short option: 60 km/37 miles, 675 meters/2,210 ft. of climbing ; Challenging option: 90 km/56 miles, 1970 meters/6,460 ft of climbing)

Your new venture begins outside of Switzerland’s famous city, Geneva, that is conveniently reached via a short tram ride. Our staff will meet you there, ready to send you off after a briefing about your itinerary, and outfitting you with a reliable bike. You can choose between the shorter route or the longer excursion. Don’t worry; you will have plenty time to make a decision. Set off on a trip along the Rhône River where you’ll pass by quaint Swiss villages, busy farmlands, and local vineyards. As you reach the French border, it’s time to make your decision. Perhaps you will choose to explore a little more with the Col de Richmond and the Col de la Biche. The trip is serenely quiet, with the calming sound of chirping birds and ringing cowbells in the background. A downhill ride will take you to Seyssel.

Day 2: Seyssel to Annecy (38 km/23 miles, 840 meters/2,755 ft. of climbing)

Seyssel, a picturesque village by the banks of Rhône River, will allow you to slow down and take a nice break. Use your GPS to get back on track. Your route includes a pass by the Fier River. Enjoy the lapping waters of its gorges. As you go further through the rolling farmlands, you’ll arrive in Annecy, an alpine town known for its medieval setting. Stone cobbled streets, pastel-hued buildings, and a maze of canals make it worthy of being called the Venice of the Alps. Bask in its setting; explore by bike, foot or boat, and experience its old-world charm.

Day 3: Annecy to Geneva and Departure (66 km/41 miles, 1300 meters/4,540 ft. of climbing)

The final day of your tour includes a trip along the pre-alpine massif of Bornes and a refreshing stop in Cruseilles. From there, you’ll climb the Salève, which will give you an unobstructed view of Geneva and its lake. This is your last stop. Give yourself a pat in the back for the job well done. Now it’s time to get back to the Swiss metropolis to retrieve your belongings, and set off on a new adventure.

Accommodation

Option A: 2 nights in 2-star hotels.

Option A+: 1 night in a 2-star hotel and 1 night in a 3-star hotel

Location

In this tour, you will be given the opportunity to take a peek at two contrasting worlds: Switzerland’s famous global city, and the olden town of Annecy. Spanning for three days, this short adventure will take you onto uncommon paths, giving you an insider’s view of both lands.

Launch your trip from the outskirts of Geneva, where you will head south, passing through Haute-Savoie within the waterways of Rhone. Farmlands, vineyards and dwelling places bring out a pastoral landscape during your excursion. On your way back, you will be lead onto a different route, offering a glimpse of the towering Saleve Mountains, known fondly as Geneva’s Balcony.

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