Independent Tour : 3300 CHF
10 nights (Optional rest days)
Shorter tours possible.
Dates : March through SeptemberBOOK TOUR
We begin our trip across Switzerland with a boat ride to France.
The pier is a short walk from our hotel. From there we’ll take a lake cruise to the medieval city of Yvoire.
After a short walk and coffee, we’ll find our bikes prepped and ready to ride just outside the city walls.
From Yvoire we will bike around 25 kilometers to Thonon where we will lunch and then begin our first climb of the trip.
You have got 950 meters over the course of 45 kilometers, a nice, gradual climb to get your legs in the mood for things to come.
You’re in the French department of “Haute Savoie” and this particular region south of the lake is known as Chablais.
Our road follows the Vallée d'Abondance, an appropriate name given the vast resources.
Although winter tourism is quite big here, many people also work in forestry, cheese-making, apiculture, dairy and fruit harvesting.
Although the towns may seem rather sleepy in the summer, the snow brings buses of skiers from Geneva and beyond in the winter months. You've got the roads and scenery to yourself right now.
We'll keep climbing until we reach Chatel, a popular ski village near the peak of the climb.
Take a shower and a sauna before tucking into a French mountain meal dowstairs with the rest of our crew.