Cycling Lake Geneva to Chambéry

Geneva bike tour
  • Length 7 days
  • From USD$4595
  • Style/Level Classic 2.0
  • Countries France
    Switzerland
  • Begin/End Geneva (Yvoire) / Chambéry
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Cycle from one cultural capital to another at a relaxing pace and enjoy captivating landscapes along the border of France and Switzerland. The quaint villages, rolling vineyards, and alpine scenery are delightful. Explore historic buildings and architecture wonders, including a ride across the “Pont de l’Abime,” a stunning suspension bridge built in the 1800’s. As you gain in elevation you’ll pass bucolic lakes and forested hills, lodge in colorful mountain hamlets, and taste some of France’s most famous culinary specialties. Finish your tour in the charming lakefront town of Chambéry, with a 360 degree view of the French Alps.

If you want to extend this tour, check out our 11 day bike tour on the Cycling Lake Geneva to Chambéry Plus! Lyon.

Highlights

  • Relaxed pace with three two-night stays, Lake Geneva, Lake Annecy, Lake du Bourget, medieval villages, Savoy cuisine, excellent options for longer rides

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Date Price Private room fee Note
Jun 23-29, 2024 USD$4595 USD$550
Sep 1-7, 2024 USD$4595 USD$550 Sold out. Wait list available.
DateJun 23-29, 2024
PriceUSD$4595
Private room feeUSD$550
Note
DateSep 1-7, 2024
PriceUSD$4595
Private room feeUSD$550
NoteSold out. Wait list available.

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  • Total distance 224km (140 miles)
  • Average daily distance 45km (28 miles)
  • Tour style Classic
  • Tour level 2.0

Highlights: Medieval port town Yvoire, welcome dinner

Welcome to the tiny port village of Yvoire, a romantic medieval settlement on the shores of Lake Geneva. Take in the views and explore the cobblestone streets where seemingly every balcony and windowsill are lined with blooming flower baskets. This afternoon we’ll fit bikes and head out for a scenic test ride. In the evening we’ll meet up again for our welcome dinner together.

Meals : Dinner
Lodging : Hotel Le Jules Verne

Highlights: Shady forests, farmland, and enchanting villages

This morning you’ll pedal along tiny shaded lanes through forests and enchanting villages on a loop ride into the alpine interior of eastern France. Extend your ride into the afternoon or head back to Yvoire for lunch and an afternoon of exploration or relaxation. If you’re in the mood to explore, take a short boat ride across the lake to Switzerland and visit Nyon.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Hotel Le Jules Verne

Highlights: Cross borders between France and Switzerland

You’ll cross the Swiss border several times this morning on your way south to our next destination, Lake Annecy. As you ride, take in the subtle cultural differences between the two countries. In the afternoon we’ll meet up in La Roche sur Foron where you can opt to take a train into Annecy. If you’re looking for an added challenge with stunning views, we’ll set you up with an extra ride all the way to Annecy. You’ll quickly see why this town is commonly referred to as “Venice of the Alps” with its whimsical canals and ancient architecture nestled below snow-capped peaks. Enjoy the winding cobblestone streets of the Vieille Ville (old town) as you pass pastel houses and bright flower boxes.

Meals : Breakfast
Lodging : Allobroges Park Hotel , Hebe Hotel

Highlights: Lake Annecy

Grab some picnic supplies in Annecy’s gorgeous historic center then take off around the lake for incredible views. If you prefer a day off the bike, Annecy provides something for all tastes. Lounge on the beach of the lake’s crystal-clear water, rent a paddle boat, or visit some of the city’s historic monuments. Be sure to get a “glace artisanal” this afternoon – without a doubt some of France’s best ice cream is in Annecy.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Allobroges Park Hotel , Hebe Hotel

Highlights: Aix les Bains, Lac du Bourget

This morning we leave Annecy for an intriguing ride through forests, hills, and across the “Pont de l’Abime,” a stunning suspension bridge constructed in the 1800’s. Stop and enjoy the views of France’s deepest lake, the Lac du Bourget, before pedaling a bike path into charming Chambéry, our home for the next two nights. Located in a valley, Chambéry provides almost a 360 degree view of the French Alps and has been an important crossroads dating back to the 11th century. Though it’s hard to beat Chambéry’s rich history and stunning views — the diverse culinary scene might be a contender. Dinner is on your tonight so you have an opportunity to see how they compare.

Meals : Breakfast
Lodging : Hotel des Princes

Highlights: Abbaye d’Hautecombe

Your options are endless today. Pedal up to the lake for a swim or continue your exploration of the city, where you can enjoy a relaxing aperitif below the castle. For those looking for a gorgeous cycling challenge, we’ll propose an exhilarating vineyard loop to the secluded Abbaye d’Hautecombe, with a history that goes back to a religious community founded there in 1101. We’ll experience some of the Savoy’s most famous culinary specialties this evening: fondue, and raclette!

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Hotel des Princes

Highlights: Enjoy Chambéry

Our tour ends after breakfast today. Enjoy the rest of your travels around France or have a safe trip home!

Meals : Breakfast

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