It's 'Cycling Paradise'! Discover Hidden Gems Memories of a lifetime

Our Annecy bike trip combines the best cycling in the world with a stay in the most beautiful town in France. Discover the perfect balance of riding and relaxation in a true cycling paradise. We have developed over 100 routes in and around Annecy, the Pearl in the Box, with an amazing variety of spectacular cycling rides 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! With your Annecy Bike Tour feel like a local cyclist on and off the bike, see beyond what any guide book will show you!

Annecy Bike Trip

The choice of cycling routes can be tailored to meet your riding requirements and abilities, with a comfortable or challenging cycle tour itinerary and our hidden gem french restaurant lunch stop each day.  Only possible with the local knowledge of the professionals in this mecca of cycling tours in the French Alps – Lake Annecy.

Looking for more of a challenge?

Training CampsIf it’s more of a ‘French Alps Challenge’ and less of the relaxation that you are looking for, take a look at the French Alps Training Camp!

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Bike Trip

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Flexible – from 40 km/day to 100 km/day

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Bronze: Rides Only, $1711
Silver
: Hotel Splendid 3* Accommodation, $2759 per person
Gold: Hotel Le Pre Carre 4* Accommodation, $3126 per person

Or make it private, from $2959 per person

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May – September

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

Group Size

4 to 8 people

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Single room – $517
Bike hire – $400
Non-cycling partner – $2408

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 Alpine cols 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!

Riding in the French countryside, especially in the Alps was something I had dreamed of doing all my life and after watching the Tour de France on television for several years I knew it was something I needed to do. The experience we had riding with Practicebicycle exceeded my expectations and to share this experience with my son and see his total enjoyment of the rides (even the harder ones!) and witness how inspired he was, was worth every cent. You both have a passion and love for cycling which is translated into the manner in which you conduct your tours. Each and every ride was a new experience and conducted in a professional manner to ensure our ride was not only extremely enjoyable but at a comfortable pace and where our safety was paramount. I would like to thank you both sharing the week with us and providing an unforgettable experience, which I am hoping is only an introduction to many more.
Testimonial by K & P Taylor - Australia
K & P Taylor - Australia

Departure Dates

We run our Annecy Bike Trip between May and September. Below are all our scheduled small-group departures for the Annecy Bike Trip. To enquire about joining our tours, click the “Enquire Now” button next to the tour date.

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Looking for specific dates?

If you want to travel on different dates, don’t hesitate to contact us about arranging a private 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 French Alps professional cycling guide will begin your Annecy bike trip in true style with a breathtaking lap of 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 French Alps!

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 challenging ride or a comfortable ride, the choice is yours! 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 or if you wish to be challenged take on another climb or two!

Our support vehicle is also available every day for the non-cyclists, or anyone who would prefer to take it easy 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.

Practice Bicycle choose proven, quality, air-conditioned Splendid Hotel 3* accommodation 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!

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

Each cycling route during your Annecy Classic Bike Tour will be tailored specifically to your bike riding ability and experience, so you can have a challenging ride or a comfortable 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.

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 Cols!
If you are looking for a challenge to improve your cycling and professional coaching advice during your vacation, then consider our winter and summer training camps.

Absolutely! Look for our ‘Rides Only’ package to get on this tour without using our accommodation.
Each day you will join the Practice Bicycle Team at a convenient central meeting point in the town of Annecy. Fully escorted and supported on a selection of breathtaking rides experiencing the most mythical cycling routes around Lake Annecy and the French Alps including restaurant lunches on route.

On each of our Annecy tours we tailor the daily rides to the riders and weather conditions. Practice Bicycle has developed 100+ routes in Annecy for riders of all levels with over 20 years cycling in the Rhone-Alps of France. To get an idea of what sort of rides you will be doing, have a look at a sample of our rides in Annecy.

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 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 hotel accommodation in Annecy Centre Ville
  • 5 continental buffet breakfasts each morning French style
  • 5 guided rides around Annecy and the French Alps 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 Typical 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 French Alps in the Massif des Aravis 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