French Alps cycling holidays

Published by Lyn on 30 October 2018

Browse our listings to find guided or self-guided cycling holidays in the French Alps to suit your budget and your ability.

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Geneva to Lyon on the Via Rhona

Follow the Rhone River between two of Europe's great cities

Offered by:
Cyclomundo

Tour length:
6 day package

Price:
From 860€

Cyclomundo Via Rhona mapIf you’re dreaming of "la bonne vie" but are short on time, this 6-day package could be the perfect fit! Meander along the 'Via Rhôna', a new bicycle path that follows the Rhone River as it flows towards the Mediterranean Sea. Ride past farmers' fields, through ancient villages, and around lush vineyards as you make your way at a leisurely pace from Geneva, Switzerland to Lyon, France's third-largest city. Castles, churches, caves and Roman ruins – they are all yours to visit on this self-guided holiday. This tour is tailored for all cycling abilities, with daily rides ranging from 41-68 km (25-42 miles) on mostly gentle terrain. Price includes 5 nights' hotel accommodation, 3 dinners, marked maps and route notes, a GPS device (subject to availability), and luggage transfers between hotels. Bike rental can be arranged on request.

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Geneva-Annecy-Geneva: Rivers, Lakes and Mountains

Cross the Swiss border into France to take in two countries in one trip

Offered by:
Cyclomundo

Tour length:
2 nights/3 days

Price:
From €390

Ride from the Swiss Alps, across the border and into France (and back again), experiencing two great cycling countries in the one trip. Ride from Switzerland's global city, Geneva, along the waterways of the Rhone, across farmlands and through vineyards. This trip can be tailored to your ability – you can tackle more mountains and longer distances, or take easier and shorter routes at your own pace. Distances a day range from 38km to 90km (you decide). On the French side of the border, you'll pass through Seyssel, a picturesque village by the banks of Rhône River, en route to the Fier River and its gorges. Explore medieval Annecy's cobbled streets and canals (it's not called 'the Venice of the Alps' for nothing) before taking in sweeping views of Lake Geneva on your way back to Switzerland. Price includes 2 nights of accommodation, daily breakfast, 1 dinners, luggage transfers, marked maps and route notes, a GPS device (subject to availability). Bike rentals available on request.

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Lake Annecy and the Via Rhona

Discovery of the pre-Alps on the Via Rhona from Annecy to Lyon

Offered by:
France Bike Trips

Phone number:
+33 (0)4 58 14 04 35

Tour length:
7 days

Price:
From €585

Water, water, everywhere! Three major features make up this aquatic itinerary. First of all, discover Lake Annecy, considered one of the most beautiful lakes in France. Surrounded by high Alpine peaks, it is also one of the cleanest lakes in the world. Your first day’s riding takes you on a tour of the lake, with impressive views of the surrounding mountains. Linking Lake Annecy and the Rhone River, follow the River Fier as it winds its way westwards. Despite its passage through Lake Geneva, the Rhone is not yet the mighty river it becomes further downstream. Nevertheless it guides you as you make your way between the mountains of the pre-Alps, with a stop in the beautiful medieval town of Pérouges. The route then takes you past the marshy plains of the Dombes and onto your final destination: the Gaulois capital. Welcome to Lyon! The price of this tour includes 6 nights in guesthouses and 2* hotels in double rooms with en-suite facilities, 6 breakfasts, daily baggage transfers, a carefully designed itinerary, navigation app for smartphones and a detailed road book including maps (digital format) and GPS tracks.

 

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Ride Through the Upper French Alps

Conquer cols with Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc as your backdrop

Offered by:
Cyclomundo

Tour length:
4 nights / 5 days

Price:
From €860

Cyclomundo, Upper French Alps mapThis is one of Cyclomundo's best-selling trips. With Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc as picture perfect backdrops, ride 50-112km a day through the Chablais mountain area and skirt the southern shore of Lake Geneva. En route, conquer the area's best climbs, including Col de la Forclaz, Col de la Croix-Fry, the Colombiere, Col de Joux-Plane, Col de l'Encrenaz, Col de la Ramaz, Col de la Faucille, Col de la Givrine and Col du Marchairuz. On your last day, cross the Lake in Yvoire – an impossibly photogenic Medieval village – and ride through the Swiss Jura. Price includes transfer between Geneva airport and your first/last place of stay, 4 nights of accommodation, daily breakfast, 2 dinners, luggage transfer between hotels, a GPS device (subject to availability) and detailed route maps and notes. Bike rental can be arranged on request.

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