Your France Bike Tour in Cycling Paradise

Spectacular Lake Annecy Cycling Trips

Discover hidden gems and make memories of a lifetime.  Lake Annecy Bike Tours combine the best cycling in the world in a relaxed environment, discover the perfect balance of riding and relaxation on this unique 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’.

A France bike tour unlike any other experience

Unpack Once – Cycle everyday, with this incredible selection of spectacular bike rides all from one location and you’ll get to experience the very best of them with this first-class guided cycling tour.
Every day of the Lake Annecy bike tour 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!

Green fields of France waiting to be explored

Discover Medieval villages, spectacular rolling countryside and chateaus on this choice selection of cycling routes all tailored to meet your riding ability, comfortable bike rides suitable for the leisure cyclist. Each day also includes our hidden gem French restaurant lunch stops a highlight to a spectacular day of cycling. These diamond bike rides are only possible with the local knowledge of the professionals who “Live It” in this beautiful area of France – Lake Annecy, cycling paradise.

Looking for more of a challenging ride?

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

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Luxury Bike Tours

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Comfortable – 50 km/31 mi per day

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Premium 6 Day Tour:
4* Hotel Accommodation, $3055 per person
3* Hotel Accommodation, $2839 per person
2* Hotel Accommodation, $2696 per person

Rides Only:
Flexible Stay includes rides & lunch each day, $1789 per person

Or make it custom, from $3196 per person

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Lake Annecy, France

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May – September

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

Small Group Size

4 to 8 people

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Single room – $426
Bike hire – $450
Non-cycling partner – $2499

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The Perfect Cycling Destination Lake Annecy!

Annecy is one of the most beautiful towns in France.  Nestled on the shores of spectacular Lake Annecy and surrounded by the majestic French Alps and stunning countryside.  This makes Annecy an unforgettable place to visit and the perfect one location for your French cycling vacation – ‘Cycling Paradise’.
Modern day Annecy has all the attractions that you would expect to find in such a luxury destination. You will be amazed with the local sites and activities available to you and all easily accessible on foot from you hotel each day. Take a gentle walk exploring the historic places of interest or relax in the local cafes and restaurants before a chic shopping experience.

My wife and I participated in a Lake Annecy Cycling Trip with Practice Bicycle Tours, it was spectacular! From the supplied hire bikes that were delivered to our hotel door to planning perfect routes/speeds based on our comfort, the team certainly delivered on their promise to show us tailored cycling surrounding Annecy.
We would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a stress free Lake Annecy cycling experience!
Testimonial by M & D Rosenfield - USA
M & D Rosenfield - USA

Dates

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

2021

Looking for a custom Lake Annecy cycling tour?

If you or your group want to travel at a different time, don’t hesitate to contact us about arranging a custom Lake Annecy Bike Tour!

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Villages of France Itinerary

Comfortable bike rides each day of 50 km/31 miles suitable for all cycling abilities at a leisurely pace.
Lake Annecy Arrival Day Route des ‘Les Vergers’
Comfortable Ride Route:
Distance 45km/28mi
Ascent 460m/1500ft
INCLUSIONS: Geneva Airport Pick Up, Welcome Drinks & Dinner

Welcome to Lake Annecy nestled at the base of the French Alps. Your Practice Bicycle private transfer will collect you from Geneva International Airport (Switzerland) and assist you with your Annecy Hotel check-in.
This afternoon remove the effects of your travels and escape away from our blue paradise home with a welcome ride into the heart of the French country. This area between Annecy and Geneva is dotted with tiny villages and farming communities with quiet tranquil roads waiting to be explored by bike the perfect introduction to your France bike tour.
This patchwork quilt is just as spectacular as the Grand Alps but in its’ own unique and different way, passing by the rock of La Mandallaz as we roll across some of Frances best fruit growing country for apples and pears. Looping back in the direction of Annecy with panoramic views of the Semnoz mountain towering over Lake Annecy.
This evening we will welcome you to your Lake Annecy cycling experience with an Aperitif and Dinner at one of Annecy’s finest Restaurants to experience the best local Haute-Savoie cuisine!

Turquoise Waters of Lake Annecy Bike Tour
Comfortable Ride Route:
Distance 40km/25mi
Ascent 210m/690ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Lunch by the Lake

No visit to Annecy would be complete without a breathtaking loop around Lake Annecy, the cleanest Lake in Europe. The ‘Pearl in the box ‘surrounded by the Forrest mountain of Semnoz on the west and the massive La Tournette (2351m) and the Grand Alps to the east.
Leaving Annecy old town at a leisurely pace and enjoying every pedal stroke as we take advantage of the amazing bike path, this converted railway line makes for the perfect ride and photo opportunities on route, it’s not long before we are following the contour of this beautiful Lake. Exploring the tiny labyrinth of streets and passing homes from medieval times, with contrasting spectacular views around every corner as we head to the south side of the lake. It’s easy to understand why we have to include the Turquoise Waters of Lake Annecy route in your amazing France bike tour, so much to see in such a short period of time!
Why not slow life down in true French style and take a break by the side of Lake Annecy with a restaurant lunch experience to remember. One of the many pleasures experienced with a Practice Bicycle Tour, relax and enjoy wonderful food with spectacular views that will stay in your memory forever.

Cheran River Bike Tour
Comfortable Ride Route:
Distance 50km/31mi
Ascent 490m/1600ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Restaurant Lunch in the Medieval Village

One of the many pleasures of your Lake Annecy bike rides is the opportunity to explore in all directions.
Our pick of the rides today is the tranquility of the French country lanes as we explore to the West of Annecy as our ride passes traditional tiny villages and away from the Grand Alps. The perfect ride route for discovering the most charming and historic villages of France, each building and monument telling a story from history and the flowers and pride in each village unique to French culture.
There’s always time for a wonderful lunch stop with your France bike tour and with the Practice Bicycle team’s local knowledge including over 20 years riding these roads makes for your premium cycling holiday and hidden gem lunch spots. One of their favorite restaurants is never too far away, with this rare find in the medieval village of Alby-sur-Cheran. This historic village looks like the clock stopped many years ago and this is also where the first bridge was built across the River Cheran between the main trading routes of Chambery and Annecy.
Time to return to the present day as we return to the most beautiful town in France, Annecy the “Baby Paris”.

Park Masif des Bauges Bike Tour
Comfortable Ride Route:
Distance 50km/31mi
Ascent 530m/1700ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Lunch in the Bauges Park

One of our favorite areas awaits you today and one that we could spend all week exploring together, popular in winter with the skiing fraternity, just as breathtakingly peaceful in summer by bike. We head South out of Annecy and into the Park Massif des Bauges region, this area has a wonderful network and choice of quiet valley roads available to you, all with amazing sites and panoramic views.
Enjoy cycling at its very best with your Lake Annecy ride routes and work up an appetite for a lunch stop in our favorite ‘local’ village. This might be your favorite also after you’ve tasted Mark’s chocolate éclair or tarte aux fraise. If you have a more savory palate then don’t miss out on tasting Tome des Bauges, this unique cheese which name comes from the local dialect ‘toma’ meaning cheese made in mountain pastures, produced in this Regional Natural Park of the Bauges Mountain.
Surrounded by the huge mountain backdrop and listening to the sounds of village life, whether it’s the church bells ringing, or the passing farmer’s tractor immerse yourself in rural life of France for just a moment more.
Our ride home is spectacular with a gentle descent back into Annecy with amazing views of Lake Annecy and the French Alps around each corner, the most perfect photo opportunity!

Green Fields of France Bike Tour
Comfortable Route:
50km/31miles
Ascent 400m/1800ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Menu d’Jour on the Terrace

We have had a truly remarkable cycling week with your Lake Annecy bike tour adventures so let’s finish the week in true French style with our last ride together into the heart of this regions country. This perfect ride show cases the rolling green fields of France surrounded by Mountains, Forrest’s and the spectacular jagged silhouette of the French Alps your backdrop to the day. You may think we have saved the best for last as these roads are truly breathtaking whether it’s the tiny lanes to the hidden Chateau de Montrottier, the idyllic villages we pass by or the hidden gem restaurant lunch in the country.
Today’s hidden gem is a refreshing break in a picture postcard setting during your France cycling adventures. Celebrate together with a classic French “menu d’jour” midday lunch on the terrace in the country with this special restaurant with fantastic cuisine, It’s just around the corner with Practice Bicycle Bike Tours.

What an ideal way to spend the day cycling from Lake Annecy with the best guided riding in the world stress free!

Departure Day from Lake Annecy
DEPARTURE TIME: 10:00am
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Geneva Airport Drop-off

Departure Day and Its unfortunately time for your Lake Annecy bike tour adventures to draw to an end and so must the dream as we transfer you to Geneva Airport (Switzerland) for your onward travels.

Practice Bicycle Bike Tours wish you ‘Bon Voyage’, safe cycling until we PRACTICE BICYCLE together again

Whether you have years of cycling experience or are just new to the bike, you will experience the very best cycling of your life with these 40 – 50km / 31mi ride routes each day.  As long as you love cycling, this trip is for you!

Each cycling route during your Lake Annecy Bike Tour will be tailored specifically to your bike riding ability and experience, with a selection of spectacular comfortable bike rides ideal for the leisure cyclist. 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.

Absolutely! Look for our ‘Rides Only’ package to get on this tour without any add-ons or accommodation for your perfect flexible stay cycling experience.
Each day you will join the Practice Bicycle Team at a convenient central Annecy meeting point. Fully escorted and supported on the very best bike rides of your life including hidden gem local restaurant lunch stops.
Whats included:
Fully guided rides exploring villages of France.
French restaurant lunches on each day of discovery.
Ride support vehicle & ‘on the go’ mechanical assistance from the professional team living in Annecy.
Sports drinks & bike food for each day’s riding.

Practice Bicycle bike tours choose only the best accommodation for you, with proven, quality, 2* , 3* & 4* Hotel accommodation packages available located in the heart of undoubtedly the most beautiful town in France, Annecy.  Take a look at the type of Hotels for your stay in Annecy.

Hotel du Nord 2 Star Annecy France          Allobroges Park Hotel 3 Star Annecy France          Hotel Le Pre Carre 4 Star Annecy France

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 your France bike tour 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 with your Lake Annecy cycling holiday.
Bon soiree!

This France bike tour to Lake Annecy is designed for the leisure cyclist at a relaxed pace with rides of 50km/31mi each day.

If you are looking for more challenging rides 70 – 90km with more than 1000m of elevation or your preparing for a specific cycling goal or event, then take a look at our French Alps Bike Tours  with a selection of epic rides that 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 Lake Annecy is home to over 20 classic Tour de France Cols!

On each of our Lake Annecy bike tours we tailor the daily rides to the riders experience and ability with many of our favorites that we like to share with you this tour has a selection of choice bike routes of 40 – 50km each day.  Take a look at the detailed itinerary above for what is waiting for you.

Practice Bicycle Tours have over 20 years of France bike tour experience, 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 Lake Annecy Bike Tour  a bespoke experience for your perfect luxury cycling vacation Contact Practice Bicycle today!

Don’t miss out on a France bike tour holiday, just because you do not cycle.

The Lake Annecy cycling trips have a package for those who want to do a little sight seeing in the Venice of the Alps and share the villages of France with their cycling partner! Whilst they pedal this paradise, relax in the comfort of the support vehicle and escape together!
Experience and share beyond what any guidebook will show you this unique region of France, with regular meeting points throughout the tour routes.
Discover this regions culture and traditional way of life, from artisan local products to the joy of relaxing at a hidden gem restaurant lunch in the country.

Whilst in the town of Annecy 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 slow down as you wander the old town Annecy markets.

‘Unpack Once, Cycle Everyday’
The one location, one hotel cycling experience is the brain child of Bridget Evans (Owner/Operator).  On retiring from professional cycling it was the pure pleasure of cycling that evolved the proven Practice Bicycle formula of one location.  To include everything enjoyable and removing the less pleasurable is our goal of your perfect cycling holiday experience.

Packing and Unpacking each day was tiring, stressful and time consuming. With insufficient time to relax, enjoy and experience the unique location before it was time to move on again.
With a life spent discovering the very best locations to Practice Bicycle, including endless ride options exploring in every direction all from the one hotel.
Experience the very best cycling of your life when you Unpack Once, Cycle Everyday!

For your added convenience we have quality carbon road bikes as an optional extra available to you with your Lake Annecy cycling trips.
Many of our guests prefer their own bikes for maximum cycling pleasure. Should logistics and travel arrangements make this too difficult then our bike hire is the perfect solution.
Depending on availability and size we have several brands available including Cannondale, Fuji, Lapierre, Haibike carbon bikes are recent models with Shimano Ultegra or 105 componentry.

Cannondale Synapse Carbon Road Bike Shimano compact 50/34 x 12-32          Fuji Quality Carbon Road Bike Hire Shimano compact 50,34 x 12-34          Haibike Quality Carbon Road Bike Hire Shimano compact 50,34 x 12-32        Lapierre disc brake Quality Carbon Road Bike Hire Shimano compact 50,34 x 12-32

Your ‘Lake Annecy Bike Tour’ 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 exploring villages of France 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)

Lake Annecy Bike Tour 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 and ‘Alby-sur-Cheran’ medieval village.
  • 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
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