A la découverte des Cols Haut-Savoyards

Description

You'll be riding in what we affectionately call "our playground," since we cycle these roads regularly. Believe us, you'll be mesmerized by the scenery! With Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc as a backdrop, your daily rides snake through the Chablais mountainous area and skirt the southern shore of Lake Geneva, one of the few spots in the world that can cause blisters from excessive photo taking. Finally, on your last day, you'll cross the lake in Yvoire, an impossibly photogenic Medieval village that extends into the lake on a striking peninsula, and ride through the Swiss Jura.


Day 1: Arrival in Geneva — Transfer to your hotel
Loop ride: 48 km/30 miles, 1,230 meters/4,035 ft. of climbing
You will be greeted at the airport by a Cyclomundo representative and transferred to your hotel. Based on your preferences, we can accommodate you in Geneva (should you wish to stay in a “city environment”) or in Cruseilles (a countryside setting). In either case, we will provide you with a loop that will take you up our local mountain (Mont Salève) the “easy way” (from Cruseilles or Annemasse depending of your place of stay). Needless to say, the views from the top are breathtaking.

Day 2: Cruseilles (or Geneva) — Le Grand Bornand (2 options)
Long option: 104 km/65 miles, 3,016 meters/9,895 ft. of climbing;
Short option without Col de la Croix-Fry: 49 km/30 miles, 903 meters/2,963 ft. of climbing
Our route will take you around the visually stunning Annecy Lake and over two “classic” climbs: Col de la Forclaz and Col de la Croix-Fry. You will lodge in the pretty village of Le Grand Bornand. Please note that if you choose to stay in Geneva, we recommend you take a morning train (trains are equipped with special areas for bikes) and start your ride from La Roche-sur-Foron.

Day 3: Le Grand Bornand — Onnion (2 options)
Long option: 109 km/68 miles, 3,344 meters/10,971 ft. of climbing;
Short option without Col de l’Encrenaz and Col de la Ramaz: 48 km/30 miles, 1,042 meters/3,419 ft. of climbing
Another day of rewarding climbs. Stay aerobic and save some breath for the views! From Le Grand Bornand, you will climb the classic Col de la Colombière (the easy side!). From Cluses on the Arve valley floor, your ride will take you up to Les Gets via Col de la Joux Plane before reaching Morzine. Although our short option allows you to freewheel to your destination, we highly recommend our long option that will take you by Mont-Chéry before riding down to Onnion, your day’s destination. Did we forget to mention the long option’s fun climbs? Col de l’Encrenaz (1,433 m) and Col de la Ramaz (1,559 m).

Day 4: Onnion — Anthy-sur-Léman
The area known as “Le Chablais” will be your day’s riding grounds, with Lake Geneva as a backdrop! Le Chablais is so popular with cyclists that the World Cycling Centre (Centre mondial du cyclisme) and the International Cyclist Union (Union Cycliste Internationale) have their headquarters here. Easier climbs will take you from one valley to the next before heading towards Lake Geneva. The last few miles will take place along the lake all the way to your hotel, a few steps from the waterfront.

Day 5: Anthy loop in Le Chablais. Transfer to Geneva and departure
Loop ride: 75 km/48 miles, 1,245 meters/4,085 ft. of climbing
This morning, enjoy a scenic loop through Le Chablais. Back in Anthy, we’ll meet you for your transfer to Geneva.

NB: If you wish to add an extra night in Geneva post-tour, we can offer an 80 km/50 miles route from Anthy to Geneva through the scenic part of the Jura region.


Good deals

15% discount for private groups of 4 or more.

Further information

details

La Chatelaine 74240 Gaillard
Fax : 01 53 01 66 66
Tel : 04 50 87 21 09
e-m : info@cyclomundo.com

Access

Accès :
Aéroport de Genève
Gare SNCF
Axes routiers/autoroutiers

languages spoken

English French

opening

From 01/04 to 31/10/2018.

Environment

Mountain location - Etang à moins de 5 km -

Rates

Adult: from 840 € (per person sharing a room. Single supplement is 200 euros.).

Group rate available for > 2 people.

These prices include:
-4 nights' accommodation (2 nights in 3-star hotels; 1 night in a 2-star hotel of charm, 1 night in an unrated guesthouse)
-Daily breakfast
-2 dinners (drinks are not included)
-Transfers between Geneva airport and your first/last place of stay
-Luggage transfers
-Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
-Pre-loaded GPS unit (subject to availability)
-Meeting with our local representative in Geneva
-Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep’s cell/mobile number)
-All tax and service charges

This price does not include:
-Expenses of personal nature.
-Travel insurance.
-Bicycle rentals. Full-carbon bikes are available at the price of 150 euros per bike.

15% DISCOUNT FOR PRIVATE GROUPS OF 4 OR MORE.

Methods of payment

Bank/credit card, Credit transfer,

Activities

Cycle touring, Cycling,

Information about activities

Equipment hire, Touring, With porterage,

Types of accommodation

Chambre d'hôtes (bed and breakfast), 2-star hotel, 3-star hotel,

Accommodation option

Petit dejeuner quotidien inclus ainsi que 3 diners. Chambres simple, double/twin ou triple disponibles.

Transport

By bike,

Duration

5 day(s)
4 night(s)

groups

Minimum number of persons : 2

services / equipments

Services:

Breakfast, Booking obligatory, Set down on-site for groups, Half-board, Equipment hire, Accommodation,

Target audience:

Cyclists, Groups, For experts / practiced,

Contact

Office de Tourisme Monts de Genève
57 avenue de la Gare
74100 Annemasse

Tel. : 04 50 95 07 10

From Tuesday to Friday between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm and between 1:30 pm and 6 pm (10.30 am on Tuesday).
On Saturday and on public holidays between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm and between 1:30 pm and 4 pm.
On Sunday (from 07/15 to 08/19) between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm.
Closed exceptionally on 01/01, 05/01, 11/01, 11/11 et 12/25.