Rivers, Lakes, and Mountains: Geneva to Geneva via Annecy

Tour length: 2 nights/3 days

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On this cycling trip from Geneva via Annecy, you will be given the opportunity to cycle through this stunning corner of the Alps. Along your way you will pass by rivers, lakes, and mountains, ride through vineyards and farmlands, experience the international city of Geneva and the beautiful town of Annecy as well as stunning off-the-beaten-path villages…a beautiful contrast!

Your bike tour starts from the outskirts of Geneva, where you will head south, passing through Haute-Savoie and along the Rhône waterways. On your way back, you will be led via a different route, skirting the Salève mountain with amazing views over Geneva and its lake.

This trip is perfect for all… challenging enough for those who wish to climb up the optional Grand Colombier (often featured in the Tour de France) and easy enough for those who wish to do the ride using an e-bike.

It is an experience to be shared… with families, friends, or business associates.

Cyclists riding along the bikeway by Lake Bourget

Trip begins and ends in Geneva. Geneva is well-served by train or air.

Self-guided tour available April through October 2022. Starts any Saturday or Sunday.
For groups of 4 or more: Starts any day

Daily cycling distance ranges from 47 to 100 km between options of varying challenge.

Accommodation in 2-star or 2- and 3-star properties.

Starting at 410 euros per person sharing a double room.


Your cycling trip begins just outside Geneva, conveniently reached via a short tram ride. Our staff will meet you there, to brief you on your itinerary and outfit you with a bike—if you choose to rent with us. You can choose between the shorter or more challenging route…no need to make a decision until you’ve reached the halfway point of the ride. 

For those seeking a challenge, you can start your morning with our optional loop from Seyssel to the challenging Tour-de-France climb “Le Grand Colombier”. Your route will then take you along the gorges of the the Fier River. As you go further through the rolling farmlands, you’ll arrive in Annecy. Set in an extraordinary setting at the head of the eponymous lake, it is yours to explore by bike, foot or boat, and experience its old-world charm.

The final day of your tour includes a trip along the pre-alpine massif of Bornes and a refreshing stop in Cruseilles. From there, you’ll climb the Salève, which will give you an incredible panorama of Geneva and its lake. Now it’s time to get back to the Swiss metropolis, retrieve your belongings and set off on a new adventure.  

Itinerary map of a bike tour from Geneva and passing through Seyssel and Annecy


This tour is highly customizable for any groups of 4 or more. Just tell us more about your dream cycling trip in the Alps (extra nights, extra rides, transfers, etc…) and we’ll let you know what can be done.

Option A

2 nights in 2-star hotels

  • 410 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 105 euros
  • 425 euros per person in May, June, and September. Single supplement is 110 euros
  • 440 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 115 euros

Option A+

1 night in a 2-star hotel and 1 night in a 3-star hotel

  • 430 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 125 euros
  • 455 euros per person in May, June, and September. Single supplement is 130 euros
  • 470 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 145 euros
  • 2 nights’ accommodation as described above
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 dinner (drinks are not included)
  • Orientation meeting with one of our staff members
  • Luggage transfers
  • Marked map and/or cue sheets and route notes
  • Pre-loaded GPS unit (subject to availability) or GPX files
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep’s mobile number)
  • All tax and service charges
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance.
  • Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 55 euros per bike. Full-carbon racing bikes are available at the rate of 100 euros per bike. Electric bikes are available at the rate of 105 euros per bike.

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