Self guided cycling short break in Switzerland and France

“Three days of leisurely cycling around Lake Geneva and Yvoire featuring the best bits of life in the mountain foothills on both the Swiss and French sides of the border.”


Lake Geneva | vineyards of La Côte | flat and leisurely terrain | city of Geneva | loop day around Yvoire | 3 days cycling avg: 40kms | Geneva to Yvoire | French villages including Massongy, Ballaison and Gy | Lower Chablais valley of the Rhône-Alpes | Garden of Five Senses | views of the Jura Mountains |

Description of Self guided cycling short break in Switzerland and France

Cycling in Switzerland doesn’t get any better than the landscapes surrounding Lake Geneva. This three-day self-guided itinerary through Switzerland and France allows cyclists to experience the very best cycling routes and mountain views over a short break.

The chance to cycle an average 45kms a day is sure to put you through your paces, though the relatively flat gradients around lakesides, mountain foothills and the La Cote vineyards ensure leisurely riding as opposed to challenging ascents.

Experience it all on your bike, all at your own pace: wine-making villages and medieval architecture; the sophistication of Geneva, and the charming French town of Yvoire. Sensational scenery and culture come together in one unforgettable three-day short break cycling in Switzerland and France.

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Departure information

This self-guided tour starts any Friday from April through October

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Our trip takes you along the shores of Lake Geneva, as well as through the French countryside, cycling by the region's vineyards and fields. It is organized on a self-guided basis, offering you the chance to experience such natural beauty while leaving behind a smaller footprint than would a guided tour.


The Impacts of this Trip

Visiting many of the local towns such as Signy, the medieval village of Yvoire and Anthy-sur-Léman, you will experience total freedom. Whether visiting a museum, browsing and shopping at a local market or enjoying a leisurely lunch, this self-guided tour will permit you to not just observe, but experience the local people, environment and culture. Many of the restaurants used on this tour are also family-owned, serving seasonal, locally grown produce of the freshest of quality.

Relying on local guides and family-owned hotels, you will be ensured a warm, personalized welcome. All properties are run by people who have a passion for their region and its cultural, gastronomic and historical heritage. We use genuine places with local charm, blending harmoniously into the environment. Our hotels offer guests a pleasant, nice-sized environment. Some of them have as few as two rooms, while others are small human-sized hotels.


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