Guidebook

A Week in Annecy - Road Biking Paradise

There aren't many places that combine mountains, lakes, charming French towns and epic road biking....But Annecy does!

Description

With Lake Annecy on the doorstep and the legendary mountains of the Haute Savoie all around, finding exceptional road biking in Annecy is pretty straightforward. The only "problem" with cycling in Annecy is choosing routes from the thousands of roads and lanes that surround the town.

These 4 routes (1 classic time trial, 2 long day rides and a 3 day cruise between a couple of famous lakes) are some of the very best that the area has to offer. If you've completed them you are likely to have spotted a lifetime's worth of other routes to do, but you'll at least have made a start on what this exceptional area has to offer. So many rides, so little time!

Semnoz Time Trial
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Semnoz Time Trial

Annecy
32.1 km
1,184 m
1,184 m
A great little fitness test which rewards you with a fabulous view
Difficult
Private
Touring the Lakes of Annecy and Bourget

Touring the Lakes of Annecy and Bourget

Annecy
127.4 km
1,522 m
1,725 m
This bike trip connects two of the most beautiful lakes in the French Alps: Lake Annecy and Lake Le Bourget.
Moderate
Private
The Villages of the Aravis
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

The Villages of the Aravis

Annecy
112.6 km
2,665 m
2,665 m
An incredible tour through some of the most beautiful villages in the Haute Savoie
Difficult
Private
Best of the Bauges
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Best of the Bauges

Annecy
114.0 km
2,624 m
2,621 m
A long, stunning loop through, round and over some of the quietest mountains in the Savoie
Difficult
Private