Independent Tour: 3,550 Chf
10 nights (Optional rest days)
Shorter tours possible.
Dates: March through SeptemberBOOK TOUR
We’ve got another long ride on this last day: we start in the clouds (1200 meters) and it’s all downhill to Geneva (300 meters).
As the crow flies, we’re very near to home, but the mountains and narrow roads keep locals from going too far. In fact, it’s quite easy to meet people in these parts who have never been to Geneva ! That said, you’ll probably see many Swiss license plates: the cost of housing and proximity to Switzerland make it an ideal place for the Genevois to buy second homes.
These mountains are known as the “high jura”: it’s very wet and has limited run-off, so the ground fauna is primarily peat moss which make for foggy mornings and spooky evenings.
We begin our descent at 20 kilometers and leave the Franche-Comté to enter the Rhone-Alps region of France. You’ll even see the French Alps off in the distance as we leave the small industrial city of Bellegarde and make our way into Switzerland.
We enter Switzerland at kilometer 60. We’re now back in the great flat plain that makes up the Lemanic Bassin: the jura on one side and the pre-alps on the other. You’ll discover that the Canton of Geneva is mostly pristine countryside dedicated to produce farming and grape growing.
Enjoy these last kilometers. We’ll take a quiet back way into the city, park your bikes at our store and take a hot shower before one last night on the town together.
Thanks for riding with us !