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A Short Escape from Geneva

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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 A short escape from Geneva: the medieval village of Yvoire Our short escape from Geneva cycling trip involves a ferry crossing from Rolle in Switzerland to Yvoire in France
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A Short Escape from Geneva

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  • PriceFrom 395 euros
  • DAY2 nights / 3 days

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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.




D1Arrive in Geneva. Ride from Geneva/ Thônex to Nyon or Rolle + Ferry to Yvoire (Friday) 27 km/17 miles, 180 meters/590 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/34 miles, 640 meters/2,100 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"

D3Ride from Yvoire to Thônex/Geneva – Departure (Sunday) 34 km/21 miles, 160 m/525 ft of climbing or 28 km/17 miles, 150 meters/490 ft of climbing


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

Booking & Prices

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

  • 395 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 95 euros
  • 410 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 100 euros
  • 425 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 105 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 roadbook (paper and/or app)
  • Pre-loaded GPS unit (subject to availability) or navigation app
  • 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 15 CHF per person + 8 CHF per bike)*
  • Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 60 euros per bike. Gravel bikes are available at the rate of 75 euros per bike. Full-carbon racing bikes are available at the rate of 80 euros per bike. E-bikes are available at the rate of 100 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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