Geneva Lakes Cycling Break

  • 4.5
    (1 review)
  • Category

    Cycle Touring
    Self Guided
  • Grade

    Leisurely to Moderate
  • Duration/s

    5 nights
  • Start / Finish

    Geneva / Annecy
  • Distance

    143 miles/230 kms
  • Themes

    EbikeRivers and Lakes
  • Accommodation

    Simple to Comfort
  • Tour code

Price From £667


If you think an Alpine cycling holiday must mean hills and more hills, think again. This journey takes you to lakes Geneva, Bourget and Annecy, with stunning backdrops but minimum climbing, following the Rhône and Isere to experience some of Europe’s best mountain scenery.

You’ll start in Geneva and visit some of the region’s most attractive lakeside towns – plus many charming rural villages and lush Alpine meadows – crossing from Switzerland into the heart of France’s Savoy region. Albertville’s old town is another highlight, as is the Roman thermal spas in Aix-les-Bains plus of course the fantastic town of Annecy, where you’ll complete your journey.



You might be in the heart of the Alps, but you don’t need to be super-fit to enjoy this cycle tour. Following river and lakeside paths where possible the route has lots of flat sections, and although there are a few hills to tackle, the routes you take, take the sting out of the uphills.

Itinerary & Map

You might be in the heart of the Alps, but you don’t need to be super-fit to enjoy this cycle tour. Following river and lakeside paths where possible the route has lots of flat sections, and although there are a few hills to tackle, the routes you take tend the take the sting out of the uphills.

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Day 1: Arrive Geneva/Gaillard

Geneva - Switzerland*


On arrival make your way to your first hotel. Those in our simple category will be accommodated in Gaillard, which is about 4 miles outside of Geneva. Those who have booked our comfort category will be accommodated by the lake in Geneva. After check-in you’re free to relax or explore this stylish city, whose charming old town boasts many truly excellent restaurants.

Day 2: Geneva/Gaillard – Seyssel, 40 to 43 miles/63 to 69 kms

Seyssel - France*


Leaving Geneva, you’ll cycle along the path of the Rhone to pretty winemaking villages, as your route reaches the far west of Switzerland and crosses the border into France. You won’t be able to miss the striking Fort de l’Ecluse, marking the entrance to the Rhone Valley between the Jura and Vauche hills. Later you’ll reach the friendly riverside town of Seyssel, where dinner has been included and where you’ll spend the night.

Day 3: Seyssel – Aix-les-Bains, 29 miles/46 kms

Bourget Lake

Bourget Lake

You’ll be treated to some of the finest views of your Alpine tour today, taking in the summits of the Bauges range and the Mont de la Charvaz and Col-du-Chat. As you follow the Rhone, sheer cliffs rise up either side of you and you are immersed in a serene, mountainous world. You’ll also pass Lake Bourget – the deepest in France – and the impressive Chateau de Montverran. Today’s ride then takes you onwards to Aix-les-Bains, a town known for its thermal spas since Roman times – you can still spot some ancient remains around town.

Day 4: Aix-les-Bains – Tournon/Saint-Pierre-d’Albigny, 41 to 30 miles/65 to 47 kms



Your riding today takes you through the true heart of the Savoy region, set in the wide valley between the Chartreuse and Bauges mountains. Make sure you stop in Chambery en route to explore one of France’s most historic and beautiful towns. Also on your ride today you’ll be treated to ancient castles and rolling vineyards as you follow the winding Isere River. This evening dinner has been included. If you opt for the simple category you will overnight in Tournon. If you opt for comfort category you will overnight in Saint-Pierre-d’Albigny

Day 5: Tournon/Saint-Pierre-d’Albigny – Annecy, 35 to 43 miles/55 to 69 kms

Annecy - France*


Your last day of cycling will take you first to Albertville, host of the 1992 Winter Olympics, with its medieval old town. Continue your journey, flanked by the Bauges and Beaufortain mountains, to approach your final destination – glittering Lake d’Annecy and the town of Annecy on its northern tip. With its dramatic mountain setting and beautiful architecture it’s a fitting finale to your Alpine cycle tour. As well as admiring your surroundings there’s plenty to see and do here, so enjoy your last night in France.

Day 6: Departure

After breakfast it’s time to check out and head for home or your next adventure.

Dates & Prices

2020 Arrival Dates
Arrivals every Friday or Sunday from 03 April to 30 October

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2020 Prices
Per person
03 Apr
30 Oct
Simple category
Double/twin £667                    
Single £897                    
Comfort category
Double/twin £858                    
Single £1227                    

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Deposit per person £210

Price Includes

5 nights accommodation. See practical information
5 x Breakfast, 2 x Dinner, on day 2 & 4
Luggage transfer (Unlimited, max weight 20kg per piece)
Maps & route information
Welcome briefing
GPS route data
Local assistance

Price Excludes

Flights and transfers
Bike hire (see supplements).
Drinks and meals not mentioned


Extra night, Geneva area, twin/double, simple (£50)
Extra night, Geneva area, single, simple (£90)
Extra night, Geneva, twin/double, comfort (£95)
Extra night, Geneva, single, comfort (£170)
Regular bike with pannier & lock. See practical information (£77)
Electric bike with pannier & lock (£149)

Practical Information


Mens hybrid bike

An example of the hybrid bike used on this tour.

Regular bikes provided are modern alloy framed models with 24 speeds. The bikes come equipped with pannier, lock and a repair kit with pump.

Electric bikes are also available.

We suggest you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons. Alternatively, helmets are provided on arrival.


Below you will find examples of the types of accommodation typically used on this tour. Please note that the hotels we book for you may differ slightly from those described but they will certainly be of a similar standard.

Simple: Pleasant hotels and guesthouses. (Galliard hotel is just 4 miles from the centre of Geneva).

Galliard: Hotel Porte de Geneve
Seyssel: Hotel Beau Séjour
Aix-les-Bains: Hotel Revotel
Tornon: Domaine du Grand Cellier
Annecy: Hotel des Alpes

Comfort: Comfortable hotels and guesthouses.

Geneva: Hotel Jade
Seyssel: Hotel Beau Séjour
Aix-les-Bains: Hotel Aquakub
Saint Pierre d’Albigny: Le Château des Allues
Annecy: The Splendid Hotel

Getting There


Current rating for this cycling holiday based on 1 review 4.5
  • Date - 23/08/2017
  • Name - Kenny Williamson
  • Service rating -
  • Service comment - Booking was quite straightforward. No problems
  • Product rating -
  • Product comment - Great routes and hotels. Luggage transfer very efficient.
    GPS was a bit flaky navigating out of Geneva though.
  • Flexitreks response - Thanks Kenny. Not sure if you're saying it was a weak signal or hard to follow route exiting Geneva. Regardless, we've  asked our local guy to test it himself and amend if necessary.