A cycling tour is a wonderful way to explore France. You can travel at your own pace, taking in all the country has to offer. If you like a challenge, try the hill climbs and longer distances, but you don't need to exert yourself that much! A gentle ride around the lakeside is very enjoyable. Read on to discover our top tips for Annecy cycling holidays.
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Explore France by bike
France's countryside has a lot to offer cyclists. It's no surprise that France is home to the most famous cycle race in the world. Your tour need not be so strenuous, though! A great resource is the Voie Vertes, France's network of nature-inspired cycle tracks.
The Voie Vertes traverse France's most beautiful countryside. From the stunning Atlantic coast to the drama of the Alps, these routes are diverse. The Voie Verte near Annecy, for example, takes in the magnificent Lake Annecy. It's a great way to explore the rustic villages and culture of the region.
Cycling around Lake Annecy
Lake Annecy is France's third-largest lake. It's known for its clear waters as well as the beautiful Alpine landscape that surrounds it. For cyclists, it's an ideal location, offering mixed terrain that suits all fitness levels. If you fancy donning some lycra, you can cycle the mountain tracks and enjoy exceptional views over Lake Annecy or Lake Bourget. For less ambitious riders, the lower waterside ways are just as enchanting.
Hotels by the lake: where to stay
There are lots of cycle routes and so many things to do in Annecy! Luckily, we have some great suggestions for where to stay as a base. Close to the city of Annecy and its lake is The Originals City, Hotel Annecy Aéroport. This hotel offers simple rooms with great service, making it a superb cycling stopover. Or you could try Hotel Beauregard, The Originals Relais. It's right by the waterside, so you can look out at the tranquil waters from your room or the breakfast salon.
A little further away, you'll find The Originals City, Hotel L'Iroko, Aix-les-Bains. It sits on the banks of Lake Bourget, another haven for peace and cycling. Also, The Originals City, Hotel Genève, Albertville North in Faverges is close to Annecy and to the Savoie Mountains.
Whatever kind of biking you're into, we're sure you'll find excellent comfort and service at one of our hotels. So why not take a closer look?
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