Tour length: 1 night/2 days
This weekend bike trip, an abridged version of one of our most loved cycling tours, makes the perfect 2-day microadventure.
If you want to explore the Alps by bike without the hills and enjoy the magnificent Lake Bourget and Lake Annecy then this tour is the perfect two-day bike vacation for you. The route stretches beside both lakes and essentially follows river paths along the Isère so you can enjoy the sights of the towering mountains, without having to climb them! Along the way the ride takes in historic villages, stunning natural scenery, lush meadows and valleys as well as picturesque peaks.
The tour begins in Culoz on the northern tip of Lake Bourget and heads out along the banks of the lake towards Aix-les-Bains. After a memorable overnight stay in the quite simply magical Château des Allues the route then heads north and continues alongside the stunning Lake Annecy before arriving into Annecy itself, nicknamed the ‘Venice of the Alps’.
Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit for a quick dip in Lake Annecy before heading home!
This trip is an experience to be shared with family members, friends, or business associates… we can even customize it if you tell us more about your dream trip.
Our meeting point for this weekend bike trip is the train station in Culoz which is well served from Annecy, Geneva and Lyon (journey’s take between 1 and 2 hours). You will be met by two members of our team who will outfit you with your bikes if you have chosen to hire bikes with us and give you all the necessary materials (roadbook, marked maps, tourist information, and GPS pre-loaded with the itinerary)
The day’s ride sees you set off by pedaling along the banks of Lake Bourget and then continuing through the heart of Savoy to Chambéry. Located in a wide valley between the Bauges and Chartreuse mountain ranges and at the crossroads of ancient trade routes, the old-town section of Chambéry is quite remarkable. The day ends at the magical Château des Allues where you can enjoy a well-earned rest ready for the next day in the saddle.
On your way to Albertville, you will pass the medieval Chateau de Miolans, which overlooks the rich wine-growing region of the Combe de Savoie valley. Albertville hosted the 1992 Winter Olympics and has become quite an industrial center, but it also encompasses the medieval town of Conflans, whose buildings date back to the 14th century.
The Beaufortain, Bauges, and Aravis mountain ranges will leave you in awe as you cycle to the stunning Lake Annecy (Lac d’Annecy). The tour ends in the magnificent town of Annecy, nestled on the northern tip of the lake. It has earned the nickname the ‘Venice of the Alps’ as canals cut through sections of the historic Alpine-style village. Enjoy a swim in the lake before heading back home!
These are special group rates for parties of 6 or more. For smaller parties, please refer to cyclomundo.com
1 night in a deluxe guesthouse
From 250 euros per person sharing a room (single supplement is 60 euros)
1 night in a deluxe guesthouse
From 280 euros per person sharing a room (single supplement is 60 euros)
Attn: tour with support vehicle and riding staff includes:
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