Annecy Cycling Highlights


The gateway to the Alps | Climb the Monte Semnoz | Ride the Col d'Aravis | Visit our favourite destination in France
 

 

 

Price - £335pp

Prices start from £335 per person (based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room) for 3 nights self-guided road cycling 

Dates

The best time to go to Annecy is May to September. All the climbs usually open in April, but the weather can make riding challenging and any later than September and you risk snow on the high ground.

Accommodation

We provide the best range of cycling friendly accommodation in Europe, from small family run hotels to larger grand hotels.

Airport Transfers

On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred directly to your hotel. A transfer will also collect you on your final day and take you back to the airport.

Meals

Your stay will include bed & breakfast. Please contact the office if you would like to include your evening meals.

Bike Hire

We can supply the best bikes for hire in all of our self guided cycling destinations. Simply contact the office for more information.

Flights

You can add flights to any of our cycling holidays, search now.

 

 

Itinerary - We can customise this trip for you!

 

Day 1: Arrive in Annecy

We recommend a morning flight. After arriving you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel in Annecy. You will have time to build your bike (or pick up your hire bike) and grab some lunch. In the afternoon you will have time to either test the legs on the rclimb of the Col de la Forclaz or take a spin round this beautiful lake on the cycle path. 

 

Day 2: Col de Aravais Loop

This is a big day in the saddle with over 2500m of elevation gain. You start by taking in the Col de Forclawz, an ever-steepening climb to a parapont launch site, with a great panoramic view of the lake. A fast descent ensures, and then jump on the cycle path all the way down the valley to Ugine. Here you swing left and begin climbing. Just when you think that the top must be in site, you plateau and then there is a final 8km climb to the top of the Col de Aravais. Grab a coke with the cows, before descending down a few km's, taking a sharp left and climbing to the top of the Col de Fry before a monster descent to the valley and the valley road back to Annecy.

 

Day 3: Semnoz

This route takes in the Tour de France legend of Semnoz. Start by picking up the cycle path out of Annecy round the lake and then swing off in Saint-Jorioz to start your climb to the Col de Leschaux. Drop down a lovely little descent into the valley on the other side before climbing back to the the Col de Leschaux from the other side. You then swing left on to the climb of Semnoz itself. It has a fairly stable 7% gradient to the climb for 9km, before the climb ramps up for the last 3km once you exit the woods and enter the ski-station area. A fast descent, down the spine of the mountain, back down to Annecy, is your reward.

 

Day 4: Departure day

There is one chance to stretch the legs before we transfer you back to the airport. We recommend you get an afternoon or evening flight. If you want to extend this trip, this is possible. Simply contact us.

 

 


 

 

What's Included 

 

What's Not Included 

24 hour emergency back up support

3 nights in 3* or 4* Accommodation

Bed & Breakfast

Airport Transfer to and from Geneva Airport 

Destination document and GPX files

TTA financial protection

 

 

Flights

Insurance

Lunch & evening meals

Drinks

 

 

 

 

 

What's Included

24 hour emergency back up support

3 nights in 3* or 4* Accommodation

Bed & Breakfast

Airport transfer from airport

Destination document and GPX files

TTA financial protection

 

What's Not Included

Flights

Insurance

Lunch & evening meals

Drinks

 

 

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