Womens Bike Tours Lake Annecy

Escape for a perfect cycling holiday in France

The stunning town of Annecy is the most idyllic spot for women’s bike tours in France. Let the Practice Bicycle experience give you a dream bike tour escape.  What could be more perfect than the most amazing fully guided bike riding of your life in the most stunning location in Europe – Lake Annecy?
Our Womens Bike Tours are about the fun and pleasure of riding together, building new friendships and enjoying life to the fullest each day. Discover the perfect balance of riding and relaxation in a true cycling paradise. With an unimaginable selection of cycling routes around Annecy each with its own unique scenery and suitable for all riding abilities. You’ll get to experience the best of them with this luxury womens bike tour.

Amazing Cycling Holiday Experience

Unpack Once – Cycle everyday, with this amazing Practice Bicycle experience.  We all know how valuable our time is, if your looking for  a quality cycling holiday, packed full with everything that you could wish for then you have found it!  Relax in total confidence with your Womens Lake Annecy bike tour and save all your energy for riding and relaxing the perfect cycling experience
You will be overwhelmed at the pleasure, sense of achievement and thrills of your fully supported bike tour, brought to you with all the local knowledge, experience and professionalism from Bridget Evans (Owner/Operator) living and cycling these wonderful roads since 1998.

Cycling Discovery of Lake Annecy

Start your dream break with the beauty of Lake Annecy and amazing panoramic views of the surrounding French Alps.  Discover like no other as we share together a choice selection of the most wonderful rides of your life at your pace, the perfect pace.
Classic and breathtaking routes, picture postcard perfect now ridden by you. France is also synonymous with great food and what could be more enjoyable with your womens bike tour than a leisurely lunch of the best local flavors at a hidden gem restaurant in the French countryside.
Our womens bike tours offer an unbelievable day by bike with all the support and guidance available from the No 1 cycling team in Annecy.
Spend the afternoon relaxing and exploring this ‘Baby Paris’, yes all the pleasures of Paris in one idyllic town nestled in the French Alps. Tonight celebrate or reward yourself, with your perfect night in the heart of France, don’t forget too pinch yourself – soak up the evening, eat and drink with your bike tour escape for just a little longer…

Are you looking for more challenging cycling?

Training CampsIf it’s more about challenging cycling in the French Alps we have the perfect cycling holiday waiting for you!

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Womens Bike Tours

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Comfortable – 60 km/37 mi per day

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Premium 6 Day Tour:
4* Hotel Accommodation, $3264 per person
3* Hotel Accommodation, $3005 per person
2* Hotel Accommodation, $2817 per person
Rides Only:
Flexible Stay Excluding Accommodation, $1941 per person

Or make it custom, from $3317 per person

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May – September

One Hotel Cycling

Lake Annecy, France

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

Small Group Size

4 to 8 people

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Single room – $330
Bike hire – $500

Unpack Once, Cycle Everyday

The Perfect Cycling Destination Lake Annecy!

Annecy is fondly known as the “Venise of Savoie” it is positioned between Geneva and Chambery in the region of the Rhone-Alps, the town sits on the northern edge of the famous “Lake Annecy”. It won’t take you long to understand why it was given this unique name with the canal waters entering from the lake and passing through the enchanting cobbled streets and narrow medieval alley ways. Annecy holds its own very special reputation to the French, with many Parisian’s escaping here at any opportunity. Undoubtedly you will agree with them and truly experience escapism that will remain with you for a lifetime!

We had an absolutely fabulous time on our Womens Lake Annecy Bike Tour 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, photos, laughs mixed with coffee time and delicious lunches. As leisure cyclists your approach to showing 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 Womens Bike Tours Lake Annecy between May and September.  Below are all our scheduled small-group tours.

2020
  • 01 September — 06 September Book Now Enquire
  • 06 September — 11 September Enquire

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 Womens Bike Tour!

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Discoveries of Lake Annecy Itinerary

Comfortable bike rides each day of 50 – 60 km / 37 miles suitable for all cycling abilities at a leisurely pace.
Arrival Day in Annecy – Mandallaz Bike Tour
Comfortable Ride Route:
Distance 25km/15mi
Ascent 150m/ 500ft
ARRIVAL TIME: Midday
INCLUSIONS: Geneva Airport Pick Up, Welcome Drinks & Dinner
Welcome to Discoveries of Lake Annecy with your Womens bike tour in the beautiful town of Annecy. We will meet and greet today at Geneva International Airport (Switzerland) before a short transfer to your hotel in the heart of Annecy.
Once checked in let’s grab the bikes and take a welcome ride together to discover this amazing area of France and your very own ‘Cycling Paradise’. Each day we will discover together in all directions have fun by bike and live life to the fullest. Today we’ll pass by Annecy Airport, yes Annecy has its own airport if you need a quick visit to Paris whilst you are on your cycling holiday in France, here’s the answer. Once at the rock face of the mountain of Mandallaz, we’ll head back through this area of farming communities and return to our ‘Pearl in the box’ home.
Tonight we’ll enjoy the best flavours of France with dinner together and get excited about our planned cycling adventures to follow.
Park Massif des Bauges Bike Tour
Challenging Ride Route:
Distance 55km/34mi
Ascent 700m/2300ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Lunch in the country
We love the Bauges Park and can’t wait to share it with you. Today our discoveries take us away from the Lake and behind the mountain of Semnoz before entering the Park Massif des Bauges. With 14 little villages dotted among the green valleys of this bowl shaped park, there’s lots of quite, traffic free roads waiting to be discovered.
The ideal time for a cafe break in the heart of the Bauges is the village of Lescheraines, with local potters and artisans living and working in these tiny hamlets it’s a gem to discover.
Riding at your pace, the perfect pace we’ll head to our lunch spot, kick back, relax and take in the luscious green landscape as far as the eye can see. Bridget (Owner/Operator) truly loves to Practice Bicycle on these perfect cycling roads and can make you laugh with some of her early adventures riding here!
Full with the best local cheese and hearty lunch we’ll free wheel all the way back to Annecy, stopping for a picture together with the spectacular panoramic vistas of the Lake and Grand Alps in the distance.
Velo Pista Bike Tour
Comfortable Ride Route:
Distance 60km/37mi
Ascent 330m/1000ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Hidden Lunch in the Valley
After yesterday’s green adventures, today it’s a day of turquoise, with the unbelievable beauty of the cleanest lake in Europe, the turquoise waters of Lake Annecy. It’s an incredible sight and a memory that will stay with you for a life time.
This Velo Pista (Bike Path) tour is the flattest ride possible in the French Alps, it’s a converted railway line that over the last 20 years as been extended down the valley all the way to the town of Ugine. Tranquility would be the best word to describe todays discovery, as we pass between the lake and the mountains, castles and hamlets. We’re heading to the town of Faverges, at the base of the glacial valley that formed Lake Annecy. With the Chateau of Faverges towering above the town and guarding the entrance to the valley, we’ll find the perfect lunch spot to top off our day of discoveries.
Reblochon Capital Bike Tour
Comfortable Ride Route:
Distance 50km/31mi
Ascent 520m/1700ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Restaurant Lunch by the Lake
From the comfort of the bike path to the entrance to the Grand Alps. Our discoveries today take us to the capital of the famous Alpine cheese production ‘Reblochon’ and the town of Thones.
Passing the 10th century Chateau de Menthon-Saint-Bernard, perched high overlooking the lake is just the start of our discovery ride as we explore this valley, local knowledge is everything enjoying small roads that are often forgotten with todays fast pace of life. With the Fier river flowing off the Alps towards us, we can stop for a moment at the Museum to the French Resistance and memorial to many who lost their lives in pursuit of Freedom. Cafe time is fast approaching Pain aux raisins or Pain or Chocolate in the square of Eglise Saint Maurice sounds perfect don’t you think?
Discover more tiny roads than you ever thought possible along the edge of the Tete Ronde and Tete Parmelan two huge mountain peaks shadowing over us on our return ride to Annecy. Arriving on the corner of the Lake it’s time for a superb restaurant lunch on the terrace together with our renowned French Chef and friend Carine Veyrat with her ‘Queen of the Meadows’, bliss for the eyes and the palate!
Val der Fier River Bike Tour
Challenging Ride Route:
65km/40miles
Ascent 650m/2100ft
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Midday lunch by the Chateau
Yesterday we witnessed the cold water of the Fier river as it started its journey in the heart of the Alps, today we follow its journey from Annecy towards one of the major rivers of Europe, the Rhone River.
Green patch work quilt is how we best describe todays discovery bike ride as we’re on route from the Val der Fier to the Gorge der Fier. The pedals can turn freely as we feel as though we are travelling slightly downhill on todays path of discovery. We all know the expression what goes up must come down, sometimes by bike it’s the other way around!
With the Val der Fier rocks behind us we can take a break in the village of Rumilly, ready for our uphill travels back to Annecy and the Gorge der Fier. France is truly an amazingly beautiful country and full of surprises, you wouldn’t image that the manufacturer Tefal of the kitchen appliance and non-stick cookware is in this town!
Our discoveries, efforts and laughs are drawing to an end and so must our wonderful hidden restaurants of Lake Annecy.
Reward the legs one last time with this tasty mid-day lunch together and celebrate our discoveries and new friendships formed and memories of a lifetime.
Departure Day from Annecy
DEPARTURE TIME: 10:00am
INCLUSIONS: Breakfast, Geneva Airport Drop-off
Departure Day and Its unfortunately time for your Womens Lake Annecy Bike Trip 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 soon.

Absolutely! Look for our ‘Rides Only’ package to get on this tour without any add-ons or accommodation for your perfect flexible stay womens cycling adventure.
Join the Practice Bicycle Team each morning at a convenient central Annecy meeting point. Fully escorted and supported on the very best bike rides tailored to your cycling ability including hidden gem local restaurant lunch stops.
Whats included:
Fully guided rides discovering Lake Annecy.
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.

We believe everyone can Practice Bicycle as much or as little as you wish, our unique philosophy, skill set and love of cycling allows us to tailor the perfect ride for you.  As long as you love cycling, this trip is for you!

Each cycling route during your Womens Bike Tour Lake Annecy 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 are fully guided and start and end in the same place, so there are no targets to make each day and you can not be left behind.

The team at Practice Bicycle tours choose quality accommodation for the Womens Bike Tours, suitable for all budgets and tastes with proven, quality, 2*, 3* & 4* Hotel accommodation packages available.
All the hotels are located in the heart of undoubtedly the most beautiful town in France, Annecy.

Atipik Hotel 2 Star Annecy France          Splendid Hotel 3 Star Annecy France          Best Western Plus Carlton 4 Star Annecy France

Annecy is one of the best places in the world to relax and explore – also off the bike!
Whilst visiting this ‘Baby Paris’ enjoy the turquoise waters of Lake Annecy with a leisurely boat trip, stroll through the ‘Jardins de l’europe”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 pass you by as you enjoy Annecy old town!

Take advantage of your one location bike tour destination and immerse yourself in French life. You may choose to wander the enchanting streets, do some shopping or just sit by the lake and admire the spectacular views. The team can assist you in choosing from the many superb restaurants 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 discovery.
Bon soiree!

This Womens Bike Tour Lake Annecy is designed for the leisure cyclist at a relaxed pace with rides of 50 – 60 km / 37 mi routes and includes a restaurant lunch stop each day

If you prefer more challenging rides with longer distances of 70 – 100 km / 62 mi then take a look at our Womens Cycling Tour French Alps with a selection of Bridget’s favorite challenging routes.

We tailor the daily rides to the riders experience and ability with many of Bridget’s favorites on our ‘Discoveries of Lake Annecy’ itinerary with a selection of comfortable bike routes of 50 – 60 km / 37 mi ride routes each day.  Take a look at the detailed itinerary above for what is waiting for you.

With Practice Bicycle Tours riding these wonderful roads for over 20 years the ride options are endless with this Lake Annecy cycling holiday.  We also have our more comfortable ‘Villages of France’ itinerary with 40 – 50 km / 31 mi ride distances each day.

If you or your group are looking for a Custom Womens Bike Tour a bespoke experience for your perfect luxury cycling vacation Contact Practice Bicycle today!

‘Unpack Once, Cycle Everyday’
The one location bike tour 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 philosophy of one location.  Including 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 place before it was time to move on again.
With a life spent discovering the very best locations to Practice Bicycle, including the discovery of endless ride options exploring in every direction  from the one perfect location.
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 Womens Lake Annecy bike tour.
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.

Lapierre Ladies Straight Bar Road Bike Shimano Sora triple chainset 50-39-30 12-28T          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          Lapierre disc brake Quality Carbon Road Bike Hire Shimano compact 50,34 x 12-32

‘Womens Bike Tours Lake Annecy’ include:

  • 5 nights 2*, 3* or 4* hotel accommodation in the center of Annecy
  • French continental buffet breakfast each morning
  • 5 fully guided rides discovering the breathtaking roads surrounding Lake Annecy
  • Highly experienced and knowledgeable cycling guide
  • Support vehicle & ‘on the go’ mechanical assistance
  • Sports drinks & bike food for each ride
  • Get To Know Each Other, welcome dinner at a fabulous Annecy restaurant
  • 4 Secret Restaurant Lunch Breaks, Great Local Flavors of France
  • A Practice Bicycle Tour Surprise Pack
  • Geneva International Airport, Switzerland pick-up & drop-off, personal transfer to Annecy, France (Tour midday arrival & departure days)

Womens Bike Tours Lake Annecy Highlights:

  • Magnificent Annecy the most beautiful town in France, this perfect location both on and off the bike!
  • Breathtaking panoramic views in all directions of the Lake, Mountains and Valleys
  • Classic french lunch on the terrace overlooking the Chateau Montrottier
  • ‘Discoveries of Lake Annecy ‘ riding in all directions ‘Massif des Bauges’ national park, valley of ‘Seythenex’ and Gorges ‘Val-de-Fier’.
  • Rolling green fields of France dotted with vibrant colors of flowers and villages
  • The ‘Gateway to the Alps’ the town of Thones center of Reblochon Cheese production
  • Ride & Relax & have Fun with those that live it