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A Short Escape from Geneva

Lake Geneva's shore 6
A short cycling escape from Geneva by the lake shore Lake Geneva's shore The Chablais mountain range in France is visible from the Swiss side of Lake Geneva Most cycling tours take place in the vicinity of Lake Geneva Yvoire is a medieval village known as one of the most beautiful in France Our short escape from Geneva cycling trip involves a ferry crossing from Rolle in Switzerland to Yvoire in France
Lake Geneva's shore

A Short Escape from Geneva

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  • PriceFrom 370 euros
  • DAY2 nights / 3 days

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Description

Pictures cannot do justice to the most beautiful region of Switzerland — the one surrounding Lac Léman, or Lake Geneva.

This leisurely cycling tour takes you from fresh water to flatlands, from the foot of the mountains through the vineyards of La Côte, and into medieval villages. From the seat of your bike, you’ll see it all!

The heart of Geneva is, of course, the lake. The pretty Swiss architecture provides a mid-ground backdrop, and the regal mountains simply elevate the majesty of this sophisticated city. But don’t let the towering height of the mountains scare you! You’ll be riding on less-challenging terrain, at a leisurely pace you’ll determine on your own.

 

For travel and cycling tips to Lake Geneva, visit our "Travel and cycling tips" section.

Itinerary

D1Geneva — Nyon or Rolle. Ferry to Yvoire (Friday) 43 km/27 miles, 345 meters/1,130 ft of climbing

 

From the city to the countryside, with Lac Léman on your left, you will pass through many picturesque villages (Founex, Bossey, Céligny and Signy) as you head towards Nyon or Rolle. Sample true “Swiss” cuisine; with many cafes surrounding the lake; you’ll have an abundance of options to sample the local favorites. Why not try fish, since it’s fresh from the lake? 

In the afternoon, you will "roll" onto the ferry at Rolle (or Nyon) and enjoy 360-degree views of the scenery surrounding Lake Geneva. Once across the lake, ride to your hotel in Yvoire.

D2Loop day around Yvoire (Saturday) 54 km/33 miles, 660 meters/2,155 ft of climbing

 

Today can be spent as you choose, whether you prefer hopping on and off your bike or taking a day off visiting Yvoire. If you ride through the “Lower Chablais” valley of the Rhône-Alpes, you’ll get a glimpse of both “Swiss” and “French” life in one sweep! 

You’ll experience amazing views of the Jura Mountains when riding through the beautiful Port de Séchex by the Lake or from the wine-making hilltop village of Ballaison. If you choose to relax and enjoy Yvoire, one of France’s “most beautiful villages,” we highly recommend taking a stroll through the "Garden of Five Senses"

D3Yvoire — Geneva. Departure (Sunday) 37 km/23 miles, 422 meters/1,385 ft of climbing

 

Your GPS will take you through the French villages of MassongyBallaisonLoisin and Veigy- Foncenex before leading you into Switzerland and the to two-letter village of Gy; each town is full of character and natural beauty. From here, the shore-side ride to Geneva will go by very quickly, so enjoy the last moments of your short escape! Back in Geneva, return your bikes (if you rented them) and depart on your own schedule.

Booking & Pricing

  • Price details
  • 2 nights' accommodation in a 3-star hotel of charm

  • 370 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 80 euros
  • 385 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 85 euros
  • 405 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 90 euros

These prices include:

  • 2 nights' accommodation in a 3-star hotel of charm
  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 dinner (drinks are not included)
  • Meeting with our local representative
  • Luggage transfers
  • Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
  • Pre-loaded GPS unit (subject to availability)
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep’s mobile number)
  • All tax and service charges

These prices do not include:

  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Ferry crossing (approximately 26 CHF per person + 8 CHF per bike)*
  • Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 50 euros per bike. Full-carbon racing bikes are available at the rate of 100 euros per bike. E-bikes are available at the rate of 105 euros per bike.

*Cyclomundo cannot be held responsible for any change of ferry schedule or ferry ticket price change that may occur between your reservation and your trip. Ferries schedules and prices can be checked on the CGN website.

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