Cycling

The Annecy Mountains, the ultimate cycling destination. From the lake to the mountains, explore at your own pace and discover spectacular scenery that takes your breath away!

A RICH VARIETY OF ITINERARIES

Make the most of this diverse playground to push out your boundaries
CYCLE TOURIST
OR CYCLING ATHLETE

Great classics

Truly unique, the beautiful settings of the Annecy Mountains have been the backdrop to the Tour de France cycle race on many occasions.

Here, cycling is a whole way of life. Each cyclist lives and breathes the sport whichever way they like, be it through sporting challenges on the legendary Colombière, Aravis or Croix Fry mountain passes and other cols featuring in the Tour de France cycle race, or on a gently-paced exploration that allows the time to stop and enjoy local products or admire spectacular views of the turquoise lake and the permanently snow-covered Mont Blanc.

Download the 19 GPX trails 

© Annecy Mountains / Tristan Shu
© Annecy Mountains / Tristan Shu

Secret roads

The Annecy Mountains unveil their secret roads and remote valleys in the heart of nature.

Embark on an adventure off the beaten track, to truly escape and discover an authentic setting full of quiet little hamlets, sampling local products along the way and enjoying breathtaking views. In this tranquil wilderness, even the most seasoned cyclists will be satisfied by the Plan Bois, Épine, Arpettaz and other hidden passes that may not be as grandiose but are no less challenging.

Download the 10 GPX trails

© Annecy Mountains / Tristan Shu

Gravel cycling

The Annecy Mountains invite you to explore typical settings along their country tracks and trails.

The rather challenging Gravel trails plunge you into the natural setting of the alpine pastures of the Glières, Aravis and Bauges mountains, on sections of untarmacked road. The length of these sections vary from one itinerary to another. Choose your route among the 4 listed, in line with your preferences.

You can also take part in “La Résistance”, the first untimed Gravel bike race in France. This event was created in 2016, in remembrance of the Resistance fighters who fell on the Glières plateau during the second world war.

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CYCLING CULTURE IN THE ANNECY MOUNTAINS

Look for this specialised quality label for a host of services and facilities.
"ACCUEIL VELO"
QUALITY LABEL

A land that welcomes cyclists

A specialised certification label that guarantees quality services to make your holiday a success.

Throughout your cycling itineraries, you’ll find the “Accueil Vélo” seal of approval displayed by accommodation providers, restaurants, bike shops and rental outlets, tourist offices and attractions… the promise of quality services and facilities that meet the needs and expectations of cyclists.

Check out bike-friendly facilities with the Accueil Vélo Annecy (Aravis region and around Lake Annecy).

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© Roul Ma Poule
© Irène Coste

A plugged-in region

Accueil Vélo, the easy way to find a place to charge your battery.

All of the routes in the Annecy Mountains can be followed by Ebike, which means anyone can make the most of the region with family or friends. This alternative way to enjoy cycling opens up new horizons for all, and offers the joys of sharing the same itinerary while pedalling at your own pace.

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A travel network tailored to your needs

A number of bus and boat shuttle services are available to help you get around with your bike.

To keep the use of cars to a minimum, and in line with our soft mobility strategy, you can use the region’s shuttle services to reach your itinerary departure point by bus or by boat.

Information and reservations at the different tourist offices. 

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