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Our Annecy Bike Trip combines the best cycling in the world in a relaxed environment, discover the perfect balance of riding and relaxation on this bike tour with a difference.
Bike riding around lakes and mountains is the pinnacle of any cycling holiday, include a stay in the ‘baby Paris’ town of Annecy on the edge of the spectacular Lake Annecy and surrounded by the French Alps, you are in ‘Cycling Paradise’.

Unpack Once – Cycle everyday, with an amazing variety of spectacular bike rides all from one location and you’ll get to experience the best of them with this first-class guided cycling tour.

Every day of the Annecy Bike Trip is packed with new cycling routes and new places to see and visit. We pride ourselves on showing you the very best cycling in the world, feel like a local cyclist both on and off the bike and see beyond what any guide book will show you!

Annecy Bike Trip

The choice of cycling routes are tailored to meet your riding requirements and abilities, with our “Villages of France” itinerary offering comfortable ride routes suitable for all cycling abilities. Also the “Taste of the Mountains” itinerary offering a selection of challenging ride routes for the regular cyclist both of these itineraries include our hidden gem french restaurant lunch stops each day. These diamond bike rides are only possible with the local knowledge of the professionals who “Live It” in this mecca of cycling in the French Alps – Lake Annecy.

Looking for more of a challenging?

Training CampsIf it’s more about cycling training, distance and elevation in the French Alps we have the perfect cycling Cols waiting for you!

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Signature Bike Trips

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Flexible – from 40 km/day to 80 km/day

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Gold: 4* Hotel Accommodation,
$3064 per person
Silver
: 3* Hotel Accommodation,
$2805 per person
Bronze: 2* Hotel Accommodation,
$2617 per person

Or make it custom, from $3117 per person

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May – September

Location

Lake Annecy, France

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

Group Size

4 to 8 people

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Single room – $330
Bike hire – $500
Non-cycling partner – $2366

Non-cycling partner?

That’s ok, we cater to non-cyclists too!

Don’t miss out on a holiday with your partner on Lake Annecy, just because you do not cycle. The Annecy bike trip has a package for those who just want to do a little sight seeing in the Venice of the Alps and share the famous mountains with their cycling partner!  Whilst they pedal this paradise, relax in the comfort of the support vehicle and escape together! Experience and share all the same sights of this unique region of France, with regular meeting points throughout the choice bike tour routes.  Discover this regions culture and traditional way of life, from artisan local products to the joy of relaxing at a Restaurant/Café in the country!

We had an absolutely fabulous time on our Annecy Bike Trip with the group, you run a truly professional operation and at no time did I ever feel that our safety was compromised. There was a great balance of cycling mixed with coffee time and delicious lunches. As leisure cyclists your approach to teaching us how to handle the bikes and road protocol was done very well. Instead of bombarding us with too much information at the start of our 5 days, you gradually gave us tips which made us feel that we were actually improving our technique over time. We felt very fortunate to have selected such a stunning location to be based for the rides and the breathtaking scenery while riding made the Practice Bicycle experience very special. Staying in the one hotel made things so simple and uncomplicated unlike many of the tours I researched that required daily packing for a new hotel/ destination. I would certainly recommend your cycle company to friends as it was such an exciting, challenging and extremely friendly group for our holiday.
Testimonial by N & E Wubben - Australia
N & E Wubben - Australia

Dates

We run our Annecy Bike Trip between May and September.  Below are all our scheduled small-group tours.

2020

Looking for a custom Annecy Bike Trip?

If you or your group want a tailored bike tour, don’t hesitate to contact us about arranging a custom Annecy Bike Trip!

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Itinerary

Annecy Bike Trip Day 1: Arrival & Tour of Lake Annecy
If you arrive by plane, we pick you up from Geneva International Airport, Switzerland for a short transfer to Annecy, France, where you check in to our hand-picked hotel accommodation in Annecy Centre Ville.

This afternoon our highly experienced professional cycling guide will begin your Annecy bike trip in true style along the shores of breathtaking Lake Annecy, the cleanest Lake in Europe, surrounded by the Forrest mountain of Semnoz on the west and the massive La Tournette (2351m) and the Grand Alps to the east. The perfect way to begin the most exhilarating week of riding with Practicebicycle Bike Tours in Annecy the heart of the Mountains!

Annecy Bike Trip Day 2-5: Exploring Cycling Paradise
Every day of the Annecy Bike Trip is packed with new cycling routes and new places to see and visit. You start your day with a delicious buffet breakfast, before joining your small group and local host for a few minutes chat about the planned bike ride for the day.

About the rides
Each cycling route during your Annecy Bike Trip will be tailored specifically for your bike riding ability and experience, you can have a comfortable ride with our “Villages of France” itinerary which is popular with our leisure cycling guests. If its a little more of a challenging ride our “Taste of the Mountains” Itinerary is the perfect choice! Sports drinks and nutritional supplies are always on hand to keep the legs turning as well as mechanical and first-aid support for any unforeseen occasion. The Practice Bicycle team have a world of cycling experience available to you, allowing each ride during your bike tour to be perfectly paced so you can appreciate the scenery, take some photos and relax in cycling paradise!

Our support vehicle is also available every day for the non-cyclists, or anyone who would prefer to take a more leisurely day and enjoy the bike tour from the comfort of the vehicle.

Annecy Bike Trip Day 6: Departure
Sadly today is your departure day and the end of your Annecy cycling holiday it’s time to pack your bike ready for your onward journey from Annecy. Practice Bicycle wish you a “Bon Voyage”, safe cycling until we Practice Bicycle together again.

If you leave again by plane, we drop you off at Geneva International Airport.

Whether you have years of cycling experience or are just new to the bike, you will experience the very best cycling of your life in Annecy the French Alps. As long as you love cycling, this trip is for you!

Each cycling route during your Annecy Bike Trip will be tailored specifically to your bike riding ability and experience, so you can have a comfortable ride or a challenging ride – the choice is yours. All rides start and end in the same place, so there are no targets to make each day and you can not be left behind.

Practice Bicycle bike tours choose only the best accommodation for you, with proven, quality, 2*, 3* & 4* Hotel accommodation available located in the heart of undoubtedly the most beautiful town in France, Annecy.

Annecy is one of the best places in the world to relax and explore – also off the bike! The ‘Pearl in the box’ town often referred to as the Venice of the Alps is the absolute perfect base for classic French Alps cycling and ideal for relaxing and sharing with non-cycling partners.

You may choose to wander the enchanting streets, do some shopping or just sit by the lake and admire the spectacular views and watch French life pass you by. The team can assist you in choosing from the many superb restaurants, bars and salon du teas in the home of Practice Bicycle, Annecy.  Spend your evening enjoying a lovely meal just like a local, ready for your next day full of new sights, adventures and opportunities in the French Alps. Bon soiree!

If you are looking for epic rides 90km + with more than 1000m of elevation or preparing for your cycling events, then consider our French Alps Bike Tours these epic rides are also available with an Annecy Cycling Day Tour

We love a challenge as much as we love cycling. The team at Practice Bicycle has a history in professional bike racing and coaching, so if it’s a challenge you are looking for, we can definitely find just the right rides for you. After all, the area around Annecy is home to over 20 classic Tour de France Cols!

On each of our Annecy bike tours we tailor the daily rides to the riders experience and ability with many favorites that we like to share with you on your ‘Villages of France’ and ‘Taste of the Mountains’ itineraries.

Practice Bicycle Tours have over 20 years of cycling experience in the French Alps, developing an incredible 100+ ride routes exploring in every direction from Lake Annecy a real thrill for cyclists of all levels and available to you today .

If you or your group are looking for a Custom Annecy Bike Trip get in touch today for the best cycling experience of your life!

As a Non Cycling guest you experience all the sights & delights at a leisurely pace from the comfort of the support vehicle, catching up at regular intervals throughout the day with the cycling group and our off the beaten path hidden gem restaurant lunch together. Our local support team will share with you culture and villages on route beyond what any guide book will show you!

Whilst in the ‘Venice of the Alps’ enjoy the turquoise waters of Lake Annecy with a leisurely boat trip, stroll through the ‘Jardins de l’europe”, crossing the ‘Pont des Amours’ (lovers bridge) and visit two of the most popular attractions Palais de l’Ile and the Château d’Annecy.  Enjoy a ‘Le Goûter’ tea time moment with a salon du tea experience, let time past as you enjoy Annecy Vieille Ville’s finest!

Your ‘Annecy Bike Trip’ includes:

  • 5 nights 2*, 3* or 4* hotel accommodation in Annecy Centre Ville
  • Continental buffet breakfast each morning French style
  • 5 guided rides around Lake Annecy and the Mountains designed & tailored to the individual
  • Highly experienced French Alps professional cycling guide
  • Haute Savoie support team & vehicle & ‘on the go’ mechanical assistance
  • Sports drinks & bike food for each ride
  • Welcome Aperitif & Dinner in one of Annecy’s finest Gastronomique Restaurants
  • 4 Hidden Gem French ‘Menu du jour’ Restaurant lunches
  • A Practice Bicycle Tour Gift Pack
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off at Geneva International Airport, Switzerland and short transfer to Annecy, France (Tour midday arrival & departure days)

Annecy Bike Trip Highlights:

  • Magnificent Lake Annecy the most enchanting town in France, this ‘baby Paris’ location the ‘Venice of the Alps’
  • Breathtaking ambiance of the Lake and Mountains with views of Mont Blanc (4810m) the highest point in Europe
  • Classic french lunch in a picture postcard setting on the terrace in the village of Vaux
  • ‘Cycling Paradise’ riding and exploring in all directions ‘Massif des Bauges’ national park, ‘Alby-sur-Cheran’ medieval village & ‘Albertville’ winter olympic town
  • Val du Fier scenic route carved through the rocks, village of Seyssel nestled on the Rhone River with vineyards of one of the oldest AOC wine productions in France
  • Patchwork quilt rolling green fields of France with the Semnoz mountain forest and the spectacular jagged silhouette of the French Alps as the backdrop
  • ‘Pont de la Caille’ – medieval suspension bridge (1839) joining the Haute Savoie with Geneva, hidden amongst tiny villages and farming communities
  • Ride & Relax with those that live it and feel like you belong