Hire your bike in Annecy

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Our services in Annecy

We provide a range of services for you to experience a new way of biking.

Collect your bike on your way to Annecy

Less than a 10-minute drive from Geneva airport, the Bcyclet Store is bang on the way to France and Annecy.

Avoid delivery and collection fees in Annecy by picking up your bike directly from our shop.

Come and enjoy our delicious home ground bio expresso in a friendly atmosphere. Have a chat or ask for advice on your upcoming cycling adventure. Come and see if you agree with the French magazine “L’Acheteur Cycliste” which ranks our store amongst their “most beautiful shops in the world” . 

Our shop manager and mechanics Gérald and Rudy will be there to make sure your rental bike is a correct fit and then help you load it in your car or install a bike rack, which is also available to rent.

Select “Bcyclet Store” as delivery and collection place when filling our online reservation form

Annecy home delivery

Would you rather have your bike delivered to your destination in Annecy?
No problem, our team will drop off the bike directly to your address.

Home delivery 7 days a week all year round between 8:30am and 6pm.

Delivery rates (for one or more bikes):
Delivery in Annecy: 15€
Collection in Annecy: 15€

Select “Annecy” as delivery and collection point on our online reservation form

Your private airport transfer from Geneva airport to Annecy including bike delivery

Staying in Annecy for a few days? Avoid the hassle of renting a car and enjoy the convenience and comfort of our private airport transfer.

We will pick you up at arrivals in one of our new vans and drop you off at your address in Annecy with your bikes. If your need some last minute cycling kit or would like a more precise fitting service, simply ask our driver and you can stop at our premium Bcyclet Store which is just a 10 minute drive from the airport and bang on the way to Annecy. Some people say it is the nicest bike shop in Geneva ! We tend to agree.

Rates:
1 to 4 people (including bike rental transportation): 80€
5 to 8 people (including bike rental transportation): 120€

Book your private airport transfer on our online reservatin form.

Cycling tours in Annecy

We are much more than just a bike rental company.  Bcyclet is a 360 degree cycling travel agency offering guided, self-guided and custom bike tours all over Europe and of course in and around the Annecy area.

Take a look on our local tours and make the most of your holiday in Annecy.

**Enjoy 50% off on your bike rental rates when booking your bike tour with us**

Private cycling Guide in Annecy

Do you want to make the most of your cycling holiday? Why not book one of our guides to accompany you on your ride. Our teams are all extremely friendly and know the local area like the back of their hand and will design the perfect ride for your requirements and abilities. 

Our guides at Bcyclet are available for:
– road biking
– mountain biking
– leisure biking
– electric biking

Rates:
– Private cycling guide for half day (3 to 4 hours, morning or afternoon): 190€
– Private cycling guide for full day (5 to 8 hours): 250€

Book your private guide and/or van support directly on our online reservation form.

Cycling van support in Annecy

Looking for a professional van support for you and your friends whilst riding in the Annecy area?

We have new 9-seater vans (including driver)* equipped with:
– Roof rack for 10 bikes
– Pro-cycling storage space with supplies for food stops and picnics (chairs, table and full picnic kit)
– Bike repair kit and floor pump
– First aid kit

*Owing to insurance requirements vans are only available for rental with one of our drivers or guides. 

Rates:
– Full day van support with driver: 350€

Book your private guide and/or van support directly on our online reservation form.

Shop

Need some kit to help you conquer our mountains? Come and see our premium bike shop just 10 minutes from Geneva airport. We have a huge choice of clothing and accessories on offer.

Cycling gear:
– Castelli
– Café du cycliste
– Ashmei
– Scott

Nutrition:
– WinForce (Swiss producer supplying various Swiss national sports teams)
– Chimpanzé (organic)
– Cliff (organic)
– Véloforte (organic)

And many more (Giro, Oakley, Garmin, Mavic, Lightweight, Wahoo, …)

Come see us at our store in Geneva or just email us what you need, and we will bring a selection of kit for you at your point of departure.

Our cycling tips in and around Annecy

Where we love to ride, grab a coffee or have a glass of wine

Semnoz – 1699m ***

Le Semnoz is the closest big ascent from Annecy. The small ski station at the top has see the arrival of  the Tour de France  and the Etape du Tour in 2013. The Semnoz is a fantastic climb in its own right but since 2013 it has become increasingly popular with both local and international cyclists. In addition there are 5 different routes up to the summit, which provides good variety.


Col de la Forclaz – 1147m ***

At the summit you probably get one of one  best views of the lake. You can climb to the Col de la Forclaz from 2 completely different routes. Both ways up will be a challenge with some sections at a 12/13% gradient. We would argue that ascent from Talloires, albeit a big longer, is slightly easier than the one from Vésonne.


Col des Contrebandiers – 1054m *

The Col des Contrebandiers is almost completely unknown and a one way route as the top is a dead end. On a clear day you get a great view of Mont Blanc on your way up. The quality of the tarmac is not the best, however you may not cross a single car.  We would argue that poor road surface is a price worth paying to discover this little known climb  !
About 11km ascent for 600m+


Col de la Colombiére – 1613m ***

This is the closest really famous Tour de France climb from Annecy, offering two very different ascents. The climb from Le Grand Bornand is significantly easier easier than the one from Cluses via Le Reposoir. For an extra challenge  climb the really hard Col de Romme, before tackling the last hard section of the Colombière, as was the case for the Tour de France in 2018.


Col de Leschaux – 897m *

It’s a 12km ascent from Sevrier with a very easy gradient. At the summit you can have coffee stop and then decide to keep going straight for a ride around the Semnoz or just turn right and go up for an other 12km to the top of Semnoz

Col de Chérel – 1495m ***

This is probably the most beautiful gravel pass in the Annecy area !
The ascent is quite long with some steep sections (12%). After few kilometres the road turns to gravel and becomes quite bumpy. Only tackle this route on  gravel or mtb bike !
The quiet valey is absolutely stunning.
The descent on the other side is very steep and gnarly but the forest and the views are absolutely amazing.


Col du Plane – 1339m ****

Starting in Le Châtelard, the Col du Plane is also a very quiet ascent. The last kilometers are very steep but at the top you will find a beautiful gravel road going down in a stunning valley before joining the road to Col de Leschaux.

Semnoz ***

The Semnoz is  Annecy’s mountain biking paradise with plenty of amazing trails at the town’s doorstep.
You can also take a bus to the top and enjoy a 17km downhill ride. A must !


Mount Veyrier ***

Mount Veyrier is the big mountain that you see to the east of Annecy. Famous for the great views over the  lake, especially at sunset, Mount Veyrier  also offers plenty quite technical trails in the forest. We recommend the North side of the mountain,  which has the best prepared for mountain biking trails.

La Cave in Annecy **

Meet Vincent and his team and come and share some great local cheeses and cured meats served on a wooden cheese board. Their fantastic wine list may not help you recover from a long day in the saddle but makes this a great local wine bar.
https://www.facebook.com/lacavebaravins


L’Etage restaurant in Annecy **

A very popular place for Anneciens. Good value for top quality food. Remember to book as it is often fully booked.
http://letageannecy.com/


Le Salon Francais in Annecy **

Similar to La Cave, the Salon Francais offers simple but top quality food to share amongst friends over a glass of wine or two.
http://www.lesalonfrancais.fr/


La Pricaz at La Forclaz **

Great terrasse offering one of the best view points over the lake. Great salads and local  cheeses will help you fuel for the ride back to Annecy.
+33 4 50 60 72 61 (closed on monday and tuesday)


Les Rochers Blancs at summit of Semnoz **

After the 17km climb to the summit you will be happy to enjoy a coffe stop or a proper lunch.
https://lesrochersblancs.com/

Hotel Des Alpes **

Probably the best value for money hotel in Annecy. Well situated in the center of town and near the train station.
You can store your bike(s) in the cellar.
https://www.hotelannecy.com/


Hotel Splendid ***

In front of the lake, The hotel Splendid is very well situated downtown. Also offer safe storage of your bikes in their cellar
https://www.hotel-annecy-lac.fr/


Hotel du Pré Carré ****

Great location downtown the Pré Carré offer a safe room to store bikes.
https://www.hotel-leprecarre.fr/


Hotel Black Bass in Sevrier *****

Situated in Sevrier,  about 5km South of Annecy, The Black Bass hotel is a beautiful 5* hotel situated along the West shore of the lake. Enjoy their great pool after  a long day’s riding. Of course a safe room is available to store the bikes.
https://www.blackbasshotel-annecy.com/

Why has Annecy become such a popular cycling destination ?

Also know as the “Venice of the Alps” Annecy is becoming an increasingly popular base for cycling holidays and for many good reasons.

Only a 45 minute drive from Geneva airport and with a direct highway, Annecy is a very easy place to reach and offers the perfect gateway to some of the most iconic cycling routes.

The Tour de France passed through Annecy in 2013 and 2017 allowing enthusiasts to discover its potential as a cycling destination and since then cycling tourism has boomed.

However, Annecy is equally well suited for family holidays, honeymoon retreats or a training camp with your friends. Annecy offers entertainment for everybody. The kids can enjoy the lake whilst you are powering up the legendary Col de la Colombière or one of the other numerous passes around the lake.
You can easily enjoy a full week in Annecy without ever riding the same loop or mountain pass twice.

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