Do you want to learn more about the region?
First of all, check out the main tourist information sites for the Greater Geneva area:
- Visit Geneva (city of Geneva): https://www.geneve.com/en
For things to do with the city of Geneva, ideas of activities to do in the city (exhibitions, museums and programme of cultural events).
- The Monts-de-Genève Tourist Office (Monts de Genève: Salève, Voirons, and Vuache): https://www.montsdegeneve.com/en/
Given its geographical setting, this territory offers an astonishing variety of activities… it is also here that you can enjoy the best views over the lake.
- Alter Alpa, Territoire Insolite: https://en.alteralpatourisme.com/
Covers the southern end of the Salève heading towards Annecy.
- Destination Léman: https://www.destination-leman.com/en/2771-2/
Covers part of the lake (Yvoire, Excevenex, Thonon) and the Chablais mountains.
- Pays de Gex & Monts Jura: https://www.paysdegex-montsjura.com/ (page in French only)
Covers Divonne-les-Bains, Gex, Ferney-Voltaire, and the Jura de Lelex and Mijoux resorts.
- La Côte Nyon Region: https://www.lacote-tourisme.ch/en/
Covers the part of the Canton of Vaud which belongs to the Greater Geneva area (Nyon, Saint-Cergue)
- Faucigny Glières Tourism: https://tourism.tourisme-faucigny-glieres.fr/
Covers the area around Bonneville and a part of the Plateau des Glières.
You can also consult the more general sites:
- Léman sans frontière: https://en.leman-sans-frontiere.org/
Tourist information on the whole of the Lake Geneva region
- Guide of the Haute Savoie: https://www.france-voyage.com/travel-guide/haute-savoie-departement.htm
France-Voyage.com is a travel guide with over 3 million pages on tourism in France in 10 languages. Nice and simple to use, the site has more than 23 million visitors each year who are looking for practical and cultural information to help them prepare their next trip.
- Savoie-Mont-Blanc: https://www.savoie-mont-blanc.com/en
Tourist information on the Haute-Savoie region. An exhaustive list of accommodation, sites, activities etc…
How to get around in Greater Geneva? The sites to look at.
First check out the websites of the biggest France-Vaud-Geneva transport operators:
- Léman Express: https://www.lemanexpress.ch/en/
An extraordinary France-Vaud-Geneva feat which links together 45 train stations. Bikes are allowed on this network.
- TPG (Transports Publics Genevois): https://www.tpg.ch/fr (page in French only)
The bus, tram and “mouette” network (the ferries used to cross the lake) serving the Geneva agglomeration, including the French part. Only foldable bikes are allowed on this network.
- CGN (Compagnie Générale de Navigation): https://www.cgn.ch/en/
The CGN operates French-Swiss crossings such as Nyon-Yvoire. Bikes are allowed on certain boats.
- Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes bus lines: Les lignes de bus d’Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: https://www.auvergnerhonealpes.fr/264-haute-savoie.htm (page in French only)
And for your more local needs:
- Téléphérique du Salève (Cable Car): https://www.telepherique-du-saleve.com/en/
Links “Pas de l’Échelle” close to Veyrier and the Mont-Salève (bikes are allowed)
- TAC (Transports Annemassiens Collectifs): https://www.tac-mobilites.fr/ (page in French only)
Bus network for the Annemasse agglomeration. To see the map of the network: https://www.tac-mobilites.fr/se-deplacer/bus-pr
- BUT (Transport Urbains Thononais): https://www.leman-but.fr/ (page in French only)
Pays de Gex bus network: https://www.paysdegexagglo.fr/vos-demarches/transport/transport-en-commun/
- Transport network for the region around Nyon:
https://www.bustpn.ch/ (page in French only)
And to reach Greater Geneva from further afield these sites will be useful:
- The Swiss train network CFF: https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html
- The French train network SNCF: https://en.oui.sncf/en/
TLocal and regional sites for cyclists:
For your “cycling questions” our favourite “cycling sites” are:
- Pro-Vélo Genève: https://www.pro-velo-geneve.ch/ (page in French only)
The association who defends cyclists interests in Greater Geneva
- A site for French-speaking Swiss cyclists: https://www.cycliste.ch/ (page in French only)
- Cycling Challenge – Cycling in the Alps: https://www.cycling-challenge.com/
If you are travelling in the region, opt for using the services of our partners:
- The Monts-de-Genève Tourist Office: https://www.montsdegeneve.com/en/
Geneva Cycling is a member of this dynamic tourist office.
- Hôtel Porte de Genéve – Gaillard: https://www.portedegeneve.com/en/
Hotel in Gaillard with whom we have worked for many years. One of our “bike drop-off spots” (delivery of our rental bikes at no extra charge)
- La Roulotte Gît’Âne: http://www.koopmans-location.com/
An unusual and charming gîte in Collonges-sous-Salève. One of our “bike drop-off spots” (delivery of our rental bikes at no extra charge)
- Hôtel Jade: https://www.hoteljadegeneva.com/en/
The hotel we most often use in Geneva.
They will help you find “cycling inspiration”