Enjoy cycling on the roads in the region
Explore this fantastic area, renowned for incredible cycling
Fill your lungs with clean mountain air
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the region
Experience the alpine flora and fauna
A stunning destination set amid Lake Annecy and the mountains. Ideally situated in the heart of the the Alps

France Biking Tours of Chamonix & the Alps

Duration
6 days
Site savings
$52
From
$5,143 USD

Explore the dramatic landscapes of the Alps on a 6 day bike and hike trip. Admire the gorgeous blue hues of Lake Annecy. Bike to iconic views of the storybook Savoy village of La Clusaz. Take in the glamour of breathtaking Chamonix on the foothills of Mont Blanc. Relax in elegant properties from Annecy’s Imperial Hotel, exuding cool luxury, to Relais & Châteaux’s illustrious 5-star Hameau Albert 1er in the heart of Chamonix on this France bike trip. Bienvenue en France!

  • Category
    Road Cycling
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    6 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
    Hilly
  • Distance
    155.3 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    31.1 miles
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  • Where does the tour start and end?

    The tour starts in Annecy, France and ends at Geneva International Airport, Switzerland. Fly in to and out of Geneva International Airport ( GVA).

  • How long is the tour? How many days cycling?

    The tour is 6 days long with 5 days being riding days.

  • What's the tour like?

    The tour is described as intermediate with varying options given per day for different distances you can cover. The terrain has some rolling hills as you'd expect in an Alpine region.

  • Is a bike included and equipment?

    A computer-equipped road or hybrid bike, helmet, rear light, seat bag for road bike or rack bag for hybrid, map case, water bottle, and jersey are provided. Bring clipless pedals, seat, or helmet for a more personalized fit.

    E-bikes are also available for an additional cost.

  • What bike pedals are available on the tour?

    Regular (flat) pedals and pedals with toe cages are supplied by the tour operator. If guests prefer clip-in pedals, it's recommended that they bring their own.

  • Health Safety and Trip Modifications During Trips

    PRE-TOUR COMMUNICATION
    Traveling or not is your personal choice. It is, however, our responsibility to keep you fully updated if and once you choose to travel with us. As a guest booked on our trip, we will keep you posted continuously via emails, on factors driving our decisions for trips in 2023.

    GUEST ARRIVAL
    Out of an abundance of caution, the Tour Operator is requiring a proof of vaccination or a negative PCR or rapid antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of trip start or a medical certificate confirming recovery from COVID-19 no more than 90 days or less than five days before your departure.

    SMALLER GROUP SIZE & SOCIALIZATION
    The Tour Operator has always been a boutique small group travel company. They strive to keep an average group size small and use multiple vans wherever possible. Also, your choice to join any group activity outside of riding, including meals or social gatherings, will be completely optional. They plan on working around your preferences.

    ACCOMMODATION
    The Tour Operator works only with the best partners in the hospitality business. The hotels, restaurants, and activity partners are working with them to make sure that the most up to date cleaning, sanitization, and social distancing protocols as per the CDC are being followed. They will also ensure that the standards are maintained on tour, as part of pre-tour check in with the properties.

    ENHANCED LEADER & OFFICE SUPPORT
    The Tour Operator office is currently on standby 24/7 for emergencies and will be available to offer support to guests and leaders alike. Please know that your trip leaders are fully vaccinated, trained in First Aid and CPR and are undergoing special training to provide support and maintain health, sanitization, and communication protocol as per CDC guidelines.

    PERSONAL PROTECTION
    Face mask is not required while on tour. However, the Tour Operator strongly recommends guests bring face-covering, whether they’re face masks or bandanas, especially while riding the shuttle or the van. They also have hand sanitizers available at all times.

    VAN SUPPORT
    Depending on the group size, the Tour Operator plans on offering multiple vans to help reduce the maximum capacity and offer ample distancing options for every guest. When appropriate, they will add shuttles to provide flexibility for guests to start and end at different times.

    EQUIPMENT CLEANING AND SANITIZATION
    Now more than ever, the Tour Operator is taking their cleaning standards to a whole new level. All bikes, equipment, and gears will receive a deep cleaning at the end of every single day of the tour. This includes sanitization as per CDC guidelines. Tour leaders will also clean and disinfect every exposed surface of the vans at the end of each day, with special attention to high touchpoints.

    MEALS
    Food and the camaraderie during meals have always been an integral part of the tour experience. This year, there will be all of that, but with flexibility and options to dine as you wish. We are limiting table sizes and giving you the option to choose what makes you comfortable. Our leaders, known for presenting one of the best picnic lunches in the industry, are well trained in food handling safety. Now they are keeping additional CDC and WHO guidelines and training in mind while preparing food.

  • Please read here for a message from the tour operator regarding Covid-19:


    Dear guests and my fellow travelers,

    The positive feedback from thousands of guests who have traveled with us since we returned on the road in August 2020, underscores our commitment to offering the best outdoor travel experience within a safe environment.

    Currently, we require all our guests to be either fully vaccinated no later than 30 days prior to your trip or provide proof of a negative PCR or rapid antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of trip start. We can also accept a medical certificate confirming recovery from COVID-19 no more than 90 days or less than five days before your departure.

    Unfortunately, without the above documentation, we cannot welcome you on a Sojourn trip, and our standard cancellation policy will affect your refunds.

    All Sojourn staff, including our trip leaders, continue to be fully vaccinated and boosted when eligible.

    Thank you all for staying safe and healthy! See you in 2023.

    Raja Mukherjee, President

    Last Updated: Oct 23, 2021