The Tour of Lake Geneva by bike
Between Switzerland and France, this route takes you around one of the most beautiful lakes in the Alps. Lake Geneva and its clear blue waters welcome you for an unforgettable cycling vacation. Departing from Lausanne, it all begins with a boat crossing towards Yvoire and the French shores of the lake. The sweetness of life is present on every street corner. Take the time to taste a glass of wine in one of the many restaurants which offer breathtaking views of the lake and the Alps. The route, romantic and idyllic, is an invitation to stroll and let go. Remarkable cities like Geneva, Lausanne, Évian-les-Bains or Nyon enhance the itinerary with their remarkable heritage.
In summary, it is an elegant journey that awaits you between remarkable cities, relaxed lifestyle, well-preserved castles and vineyards. All with the blue waters of the lake and the white Alpine peaks as a backdrop.
Highlights of the bike trip:
- Shores of Lake Geneva
- Lavaux vineyards
- Medieval village of Yvoire
- Castles of Nyon and Prangins
Day 1: Lausanne | from Lausanne to Évian les Bains 🚢 | from Évian les Bains to Yvoire - 30 km / + 250 m
Luggage drop-off (10 a.m. at the latest) in Lausanne and boat crossing to Évian-les-Bains. The hills of the Jura range appear as you approach the French shores of the lake. Along the route, there are numerous swimming opportunities available to you. You reach Yvoire, a remarkable medieval town.
Night in Yvoire.
Day 2: from Yvoir to Geneva - 30 km / + 120 m
Cycle towards Switzerland. Along the route, authentic villages and charming ports will enchant your day. You arrive in Switzerland through the village of Hermance. Geneva is not very far away. It is a global diplomatic and banking center where French influence reigns. The city is striking because of the contrast it offers between tradition and modernity.
Night in Geneva.
Day 3: gardens and vineyards loop - 45 km / + 600 m
This route will take you out of the urban hustle and bustle, towards the French border. As you follow the course of the Rhône, you will have the opportunity to explore charming vineyards and still little-known villages. The canton of Geneva ranks as the third largest wine producer in all of Switzerland. So don't hesitate to take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy an excellent wine.
Night in Geneva.
Day 4: from Geneva to Nyon or Prangins - 45 km / + 455 m
You will quickly leave the city and soon head along the Jura chain, overlooking the shores of Lake Geneva. The secondary roads, with little traffic, will reveal a splendid view of the lake and the peaks of the Mont-Blanc massif. The night, you will spend it in Nyon, a village neighboring Prangins, where remarkable castles await you in the two stopover towns.
Night in Nyon or Prangins.
Day 5: from Nyon or Prangins to Lausanne - 45 km / + 400 m
Today you will stay along the shores of Lake Geneva. Majestic residences and impeccably maintained beaches will enhance this exceptional day. In the second half of this stage, the road will rise gently, leading you towards the vineyards. You will pass through the shopping town of Morges before quickly reaching the Lausanne promenade. The city is home to the headquarters of the Olympic Committee and offers a large number of well-equipped sports facilities, as well as an Olympic history museum that is certainly worth a visit!
Night in Lausanne.
Day 6: from Lausanne to Montreux - 30 km / + 400 m
Get ready for a unique experience at the conclusion of this tour! With its traditional dry stone walls, countless wine cellars, and breathtaking views, the journey through the Lavaux vineyards promises to be one of the most beautiful bike tours you can undertake in Switzerland.
Next, you will follow the shores of Lake Geneva via Vevey before finally reaching Montreux. If you wish, you can extend your route to Chillon Castle. Once arrived in Montreux, baggage drop-off and departure in complete freedom (luggage to be collected until 5 p.m. at the latest).