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Touring Lake Geneva by bike

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Tour Lake Geneva by bike in 6 days and 5 nights. Cycling vacation from Lausanne to explore one of the most beautiful lakes in Switzerland by bike.

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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:

  • Geneva
  • Lausanne
  • 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).

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General informations :

  • 6 days and 5 nights
  • Comfort level of accommodation: standard
  • Child rates: contact us.


The dates :

  • Departures on Sundays, from 03/30 to 10/13/2024
  • Low season from 04/06 to 04/26 and from 09/28 to 10/13
  • High season from 03/30 to 04/05 and from 04/27 to 09/27

 

Included :

  • 5 nights in standard level hotels
  • 5 breakfasts
  • Transportation of luggage between accommodations
  • Baggage handling fees for direct arrival/departure
  • Day 1 cruise from Lausanne to Évian les Bains (bike included)
  • Assistance in the event of a breakdown (except puncture)
  • Travel diary (digital and paper - delivered on site)

 

Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • Personal expenses
  • Tourist taxes to be paid on site
  • Anything not specified in “included”.

 

The options :

  • Additional night(s) at the start or end of the tour
  • VTC or VAE rental
  • Theft insurance for the rented bike
  • Cancellation insurance.


Levels:
1 2 3 4 5 6

 

Ground :

  • Hilly terrain (a few small climbs to be expected).
  • Mainly on cycle paths and secondary roads with little traffic.
  • A little traffic around towns.

 

Climate :
Temperatures between 18° and 25°C during summertime.

 

Technicality:
Cycling: 30 to 45 km per day or 2 hours to 4 hours of cycling.
Itinerary poorly marked, map reading desirable.

 

Accommodation:

Standard level hotels.

 

Additional nights:
An additional night is offered to you at the start and end of the tour.

 

Meal :

  • Breakfasts: copious
  • Lunch: not included
  • Dinner: not included.


Travelogue :
A link to a mobile application allows you to access all the information necessary for carrying out the circuit. A paper travel diary is given to the first hotel.

 

The bike :

  • Rental bike: VTC with 27 speeds or VAE. If you rent a bicycle, it will be given to you upon your arrival. A security deposit will be required. At the end of the tour, you will need to leave this bike at the last hotel and notify reception. Our correspondent will take care of his return.
  • Personal bicycle: We do not recommend bicycles with small tires. VTC and mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to service your bicycle before leaving. At the end of the tour, you will need to take charge of your own bicycle.


Support:
Assistance in the event of a breakdown (except punctures for which there is no intervention).

 

Transportation :

  • By plane: Geneva airport
  • Train: approximately 4 hours from Paris (via Bourg-en-Bresse and Geneva)
  • Car: Lausanne is 6 hours by car from Paris (520 km)


Cancellation insurance :
To guarantee reimbursement of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more about insurance, click here.

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