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Chateaux and the Savoy lakes

France, The Alps
  •  1,150/person (including taxes)

  • 8 Days

  • Self-guided tour

  • 2 Active level

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From Annecy to Geneva via Chambery and Albertville, you will cross 2 countries and discover 3 of the most beautiful Alpine lakes: Geneva, Annecy and Bourget. Cols famous from the Tour de France and mountain chateau complete the landscape.

Day 1 Arrival in Annecy

Once arrived in Annecy, you’ll do the check-in at your hotel located downtown. You’ll have time for a ride along the lake front or for a walk in the old town. You may have dinner (not included) in a small wine cellar that only the locals know or in a more traditional local restaurant.

Night in Annecy

For your first day on the bike, you’ll enjoy a nice loop around Annecy lake, towards the Bauges region. Riding in a quiet and peacefull atmosphere, that’s the perfect warmup on a slightly hilly road. You’ll then join the cycle path along the lake for a more relax ride. Have a stop for a swim : Annecy lake is one of the purest lake in Europe. Back in Annecy, you’ll have plenty of time for a walk in the old city.

Active: 60km with 850m+

Pro: 75km with 1400m+ (additional ascent to Col de la Forclaz, one of the best point of view on the lake)

Night in Annecy

Direction Chambery via the Massif des Bauges: Col de Leschaux (897m) and Col des Près (1135m). The final descent is magical : you’ll plunge towards Chambery and its lake on a sublime winding road.

Active: 60km with 1100m+

Pro: 100km with 1700m+

Night in Chambery

Today, you’ll ride around the Bourget lake. This is the largest glacier formed lake in France and you will see it from all its angles. The circuit is not entirely flat : a beautiful 7km climb awaits you.

Active: 70km with 900m+

Pro: 95km with 1875m

Night in Chambery

Ride between vineyards to join the massif of the Bauges, Chartreuse and Belledone. A halt at the stunning Château de Miolans gives a glimpse into history. It was built in the 7th century and listed in 1944.

Active: 55km with 600m+

Pro: 90km with 1900m+

Night in Albertville

This is the shortest stage with an enjoyable climb. The ascent of Col de Tamié (907m) offers a superb view of Albertville before diving down towards Annecy lake. The final section is along the flat cycle path beside the lake : carfree and with several beaches where you can enjoy a refresching swim.

Active: 50km with 700m+

Sportive: 100km with 2460m+

Night in Annecy

It’s already the final day’s riding in this beautiful region. During the day, take time to visit the magnificient Montrottier castle which dates back to the 13th century. A small rolling road leads you to Geneva where its Swiss cyclepaths are a real pleasure for cyclists.

Active: 75km with 1030m+

Sportive: 100km with 1460m+

Night in Geneva

After breakfast, depart freely during the morning.

Included in the price

  • 7 nights in charming hotels in double rooms
  • All breakfast (x7)
  • Bcyclet welcome kit
  • A GPS for 2 people with route tracks
  • Map and road book with our favorite local addresses and altimetric profiles for each stage
  • Local assistance hotline 7/7, 8am to 8pm
  • Luggage transfer between each hotel

Not included

  • Flights
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Travel insurrance
  • Personal spending
  • Transfer to the hotel in Annecy the first day
  • Transfer from the hotel in Geneva the last day