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CYCLING CAFÉS AROUND ANNECY

While out on your bike, don't hesitate to pop into these cafés designed with cyclists in mind.

CYCLE-FRIENDLY SERVICES & FACILITIES

BOTH PRACTICAL AND PLEASANT
THE PERFECT BREAK ANY TIME OF DAY
© Le Bon Wagon /
© Basecamp

Five cycling cafés we recommend around Lake Annecy

While you're out cycling, these cafés are the perfect places to take a welcome break and offer a practical solution when you fancy a bite to eat:

La Petite Reine in Veyrier stands in the little green haven of a family garden overlooking the lake;
Le Base Camp in Talloires serves up good coffee and precious advice from passionate cycling enthusiasts;
Au Coup de Pompe in Doussard. This lounge bar has a relaxation area and promises to boost your energy before you leave;
Le Bon Wagon in Duingt offers a bucolic stop-off on the greenway, under the watchful eye of the former station master;
L’Abri Cyclette in Saint-Jorioz. Savour local specialities at this snack bar with a vintage feel, inside the former crossing-keeper’s house.

© Le Bon Wagon
© L'Abri Cyclette
So what's a cycling café?

This brand new concept won’t fail to charm cycling fans: bike racks, snacks and a chance, whatever the time of day, to fill up on water and supplies, pump up your tyres, carry out repairs, charge your battery, perhaps rent a bike or buy a new vest, or even recover from your efforts by relaxing in a Nordic bath. Without hesitation, cyclists should make a beeline for this place designed especially for them!

At Croix-Fry Pass

© Mathilde Sauvage

"Accueil Vélo" bike-friendly addresses

The "Accueil Vélo" sign guarantees you'll benefit from bike-friendly services and facilities.

The Annecy Mountains are a cycle-friendly land where you’ll find plenty of establishments boasting the “Accueil Vélo” seal of approval. During a day’s cycling or while cycle-touring over several days, you’ll appreciate finding accommodation, a restaurant, a place to visit or anywhere else that offer’s bike-friendly services and facilities. To help you find a place to leave your bike safely, to wash or repair it, or to recharge its battery while you have lunch, simply look for the “Accueil Vélo” logo displayed by approved establishments along the cycling itineraries of the Annecy Mountains.

To organise your cycling trip and identify possible stop-off points along the way, in Annecy or in the Bauges, Bornes or Aravais mountains, consult the guide to bike-friendly establishments in Haute-Savoie.

24 September 2022: LA RÉSISTANCE
© David Malacrida
This cycling challenge organised by Base Camp Talloires pays tribute to the Resistance fighters of the Glières plateau.

La Résistance is not just another cycle race. There’s no stopwatch and no rankings. The idea is to take the time and be at one with nature, all in a sporting spirit. There are in fact two itineraries, La Résistance and La Petite, which means anyone can enjoy this event, climbing mountain passes, riding on gravel tracks across alpine pastures, enjoying panoramic views, stopping for supplies, helping other cyclists, and remembering…  Remembering those women and men, some of whom sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom.

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