GENEVA LAKE, ALPINE LAKES & THE FRENCH ALPS: AN INTREPID BIKING ADVENTURE
WHEN TO GO
FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER
FROM € 3240 PP
This 7-day cycling adventure around France’s enchanting Northern Alps is the perfect opportunity to explore and discover the true beauty that lies hidden within this French gem. Our travel experts have explored this fascinating territory for you to create this unique electric mountain bike tour in the middle of the highest peaks of the French Alps.
Enjoy a unique feeling of freedom in total immersion in the Tarentaise Valley, at the gates of the Vanoise National Park, admire the most fascinating views while pedaling on a unique bike tour in France. You will make stops on incredible beautiful balcony sections offering the most breathtaking views of Mont Blanc with its 4,810 meters as well as some of the largest peaks in the Western Alps. Nothing compares to the magnificence of the mountain ranges of the Alps.
Cycling through the mountain pastures in bloom, you will hear the ringing of the bells of the Tarine cows which produce the precious milk of the famous Beaufort. This easy and smooth e-MTB ride is your chance to explore the depths of the French Northern Alps from a unique perspective as you travel through one of the most rewarding landscapes. Escape from everyday life guaranteed!
AROUND PICTURESQUE LAKE GENEVA
On arrival in Geneve, a gateway to the Alps, you will be privately escorted to your lavish hotel in Evian-les-Bains. Located in the hills above Evian-les-Bains, on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Royal Hotel is one of the most unique and luxurious hotels in the world and the perfect base for discovering the wonders that lie around the Lake Geneva. one of the residences of the Dukes of Savoy. Head out around the lake with a private guide to discover some of our favourite picturesque villages like Yvoire, one of France’s most beautiful villages, locally nicknamed the “Pearl of Lake Geneva”, and superb landscapes with the snow-capped summits behind the blue lake. We’ll organize an exclusive wine tasting on the secular terraced vineyards of Lavaux, a Unesco heritage site, before enjoying an evening of sampling fine delicious tastes of French cuisine.
MAGIC OF CYCLING
After your city time, it’s time to become one with nature and begin your pedalling adventures through the emerald green landscapes of the Val d’Abondance. Your private driver will whisk you away to your start point where you’ll then spend the day cycling through fresh forests to the tiny traditional Alpine village of Abondance. The next day, you climb up the valley of Morzine also called “Valley of the gold mines” with beautiful pastures where cattle graze on grass. It’s time to taste some of the most mouth-watering Savoy cheeses like Reblochon, Abondance, Beaufort and Tome des Bauges and admire the impressive Dent Blanche (2728 m) before starting your descent towards the village of Samoëns and ride up through a small valley to Sixt Fer à Cheval which hosts the Cirque Fer à Cheval’s unique area. With impressive rock faces reaching 2000 metres high, it’s the largest mountain cirque in the Alps. In June, the Cirque offers one of the most spectacular scenery in the world with more than thirty waterfalls cascading down from the cliffs. Tonight it’s time to head to your beautiful accommodation overlooked by high peaks to enjoy some downtime before the next day’s activities.
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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Contact us on +33 545 833 652 to start planning your holiday.
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The Grands Causses highlands with their unspoiled landscapes and their amazing views on the Tarn and Jonte river Canyons are listed as UNESCO World Heritage.
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Often compared to the Grand Canyon, the Tarn and Jonte gorges offer 70 km of deep gorges cutting into the immense plateaus of the Causses Sauveterre, Méjean and Noir.
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