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Annecy classic bike tours 2015

 

Annecy Bike Tours, Fully Guided Cycling, 20 years French Alps Experience, France, April - October 2015, Challenging 2-4 hour bike rides!

annecy bike tours april - oct 2015 

Looking for the perfect Bike Tour with the balance between the 'Challenge' and 'Relaxation' exactly what most of us strive for...this is it!
It's why we call it the Annecy "Classic" Bike Tour, with proven routes, and a skilled, knowledgeable team this cycling experience cannot be beaten...
An unforgettable time on the Bike Tour that made Practice Bicycle Tours famous around the world.

Every day of the Annecy Classic Bike Tour is packed with new cycling routes and new places to see and visit. We pride ourselves on showing you the very best cycling in the world!  If it's more of a 'French Alps Challenge' and less of the relaxation that your looking for take a look at the French Alps Tour de France Cols!
With your Annecy Bike Tour feel like a local cyclist on and off the bike, see beyond what any guide book will show you!  An opportunity not too be missed!

Your 'Annecy classic Bike Tour' includes:

  • 5 nights apartment/hotel accommodation in Annecy Centre Ville
  • 5 continental buffet breakfasts each morning French style
  • 5 guided rides around Annecy and the French Alps designed & tailored to the individual
  • Highly experienced French Alps professional cycling guide
  • Haute Savoie support team & vehicle & 'on the go' mechanical assistance
  • Sports drinks & bike food for each ride
  • Welcome Aperitif & Dinner in one of Annecy's finest Gastronomique Restaurants
  • 4 Auberge/Restaurant lunches or dinners
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off at Geneva International Airport, Switzerland and short transfer to Annecy, France (Tour midday arrival & departure days)

Plus, as our valued guest you will also receive: 

  • A Practice Bicycle Tour Gift Pack
  • 20 years French Alps experience & meticulous tour planning
  • Small group & camaraderie
  • 1st class Service
  • Unique experience & lots of FUN!
  • Memories of a Lifetime!

Wake Up In Comfort

Start your day with a delicious continental breakfast.  Then join your small group and your local host for a few minutes chat about the planned bike ride for the day.  At this time you are also welcome to pack anything you want (additional clothing, personal items etc.) in the support vehicle for the ride.  The support vehicle is also available for anyone who would prefer to take it easy and enjoy the tour from the comfort of the vehicle.  Be sure to take your camera and a few euros to enjoy the cafe, patisserie or lunch stops on route each day.  A coffee and a mouth-watering "Pain au chocolate" or "Citron tart" are never far away to keep the legs turning. 

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Annecy Bike Tours, Fully Guided Cycling, French Alps, April-October 2015

 

Spectacular Guided Cycling

The stunning bike ride for the day will begin with your professional highly experienced local guides by your side; as you head off to explore one of the most beautiful places in the world, the French Alps – Cycling Paradise.  Each cycling route during your Annecy Bike Tour will be tailored specifically for your bike riding ability and experience, you can have a challenging ride or a comfortable ride the choice is yours! Sports drinks and nutritional supplies are always on hand to keep the legs turning as well as mechanical and first-aid support for any unforeseen occasion.  The Practice Bicycle team have a world of cycling experience available to you, allowing each ride to be perfectly paced so you can appreciate the scenery, take some photos or if you wish to be challenged take on another climb or two!


Relax and Explore in the Evening

After the amazing bike tour for the day in the French Alps you will arrive back in the beautiful French town of Annecy between midday and mid-afternoon giving you plenty of time to relax and explore, why not explore more with the France Explorer Bike Tour. You may choose to wander the enchanting streets, do some shopping or just sit by the lake and admire the spectacular views and watch French life pass you by.  The Team can assist you in choosing from the many superb restaurants, bars and salon du teas in the home of PRACTICEBICYCLE Annecy.  Spend your evening enjoying a lovely meal just like a local, ready for your next day full of new sights, adventures and opportunities in the French Alps. Bon soiree! 

Available rides during your Annecy classic Bike Tour

The Annecy Classic Bike Tour gives you a tailored selection from an extraordinary 100 choice routes that the team at PRACTICEBICYCLE have developed with over 20 years cycling in the Rhone-Alps of France. It's why Annecy is a cyclists paradise with an amazing variety of spectacular cycling routes and you'll get to experience the best of them with this first-class guided cycling tour. The cycling routes can be tailored to meet your riding requirements and abilities, only possible with the local knowledge of the professionals in this mecca of cycling the French Alps - Lake Annecy.

Check out a selection of some of the great rides also available as an Lake Annecy Day Tour.

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SUGGESTED DATES
   
  April - October 2015    

April 25th - 30th
May 19th - 24th
June 26th - 1st July 
July 10th - 15th
Aug 8th - 13th
Sept 1st - 6th    

 

                

PACKAGE

                                              

 PRICE

 
Bike Tour

AUD $2731
 
Non Cycling

AUD $2196
 
Day Tour

AUD $231

 

                

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  PRICE

 
Single Person/Room Supplement
       
AUD $685

 


4 **** Accommodation Upgrade
                             


AUD $640

  Bike Tour Bike Hire              AUD $400

  Day Tour Bike Hire AUD $100

One of the many selections of choice rides available in Cycling Paradise with the Annecy Classic Bike Tour


Annecy Bike Tour - Day 1
ARRIVAL TIME:  12:00pm
PLANNED RIDE OPTION*

Planned bike ride: 40km(25miles) approx ride time 2-3hrs route Lake Annecy
Our first ride together and what a ride it is, the breathtaking lap of Lake Annecy, the cleanest Lake in Europe, surrounded by the Forrest mountain of Semnoz on the west and the massive La Tournette (2351m) and the Grand Alps to the east.   The perfect way to begin the most exhilarating week of riding with Practicebicycle Bike Tours in Annecy the French Alps!
Leaving Annecy Centre Ville at a leisurely pace, it’s not long before we are following the contour of the Lake.  Exploring the tiny labyrinth of streets and passing homes from medieval times, contrasting spectacular views every few minutes as we head to the southern end of the lake.  It’s easy to see why we like to take in this gentle ride…..so much to see in such a short period of time!
Stopping for a café and patisserie at one of our favourite patisseries or bars on route and immersing yourself in the slow pace of French life.
This evening we invite you to join us for a Welcome Aperitif and Dinner (compliments of PRACTICEBICYCLE) at one of Annecy’s finest Restaurants to experience local Haute Savoie cuisine!


Annecy Bike Tour - Day 2
PLANNED RIDE OPTION*
Planned bike ride: 85km(53miles) approx ride time 3-4hrs route Park Massif des Bauges
One of our favourite areas awaits you today and one that we could spend all week exploring together, popular in winter with the skiing fraternity, just as breathtakingly peaceful in summer by bike.  We head South out of Annecy and into the Park Massif des Bauges region, this area has a wonderful network and choice of quiet valley roads available to you, all with amazing different scenery.
We will head down one of the beautiful valley roads and work up an appetite for a café and patisserie or lunch stop in our ‘local’!
A must try is Mark’s chocolate éclair or if you have a more savoury palate…Tome des Bauges Fromage – A unique cheese which comes from local dialect ‘toma’ meaning cheese made in mountain pastures, produced in the Regional Natural Park of the Bauges Mountain.   It’s then a beautiful gentle descent back into Annecy with amazing views of the lake and Alps around each corner, the perfect photo opportunity!
This afternoon and early evening you may wish to enjoy the water of Lake Annecy, it is the cleanest in Europe and a great way to enjoy its natural beauty is with a leisurely boat trip, you will discover unique and splendid views of the French Alps and the town of Annecy as seen from the lake.


Annecy Bike Tour - Day 3
PLANNED RIDE OPTION*
Planned bike ride: 100km(62miles) approx ride time 3-4hrs route Aix-les-Bains
After yesterday’s entree into the Alps, today we show you the contrast of this cycling paradise as we explore some of the flatter roads to the West of Annecy and away from the Alps and passing over one of France’s main rivers the Rhone.
After a gentle climb out of town it’s not long before we are into the picture postcard undulating French countryside and heading into the next valley dotted with local vineyards.  A local café stop is never far away on route as we enjoy the open quite roads with views all the way!
In this neighbouring valley the huge water catchment of Lac Bourget can be found and tranquillity of its adjoining Canals ideal for a relaxing lunch time refreshment.
For the more adventurous amongst us a little detour for that additional challenge is available on the way home, should you wish!
Tonight, a perfect evening promenade would be to stroll through the “Jardins de l’europe”, the “Pont des Amours” continuing along the famous “Avenue d’Albigny” for an aperitif on the terrace of the “Imperial Palace”


Annecy Bike Tour - Day 4
PLANNED RIDE OPTION*
Planned bike ride: 80km(50miles) approx ride time 3-4hrs route des Aravis Chain
After many years living, preparing for major races and riding from the home of PRACTICEBICYCLE here in Annecy, we are always spoilt for choice when it comes to picking and tailoring your great ride routes in and around the French Alps during your stay with us.
This is one of the Teams local challenges into the Grand Alps, we have many Col’s of varying difficulties and durations accessible from Annecy and the clear blue waters of the edge of the Lake, but the Aravis Mountain range is one of the most spectacular and on a clear day you will see Mt Blanc (4810m) the White Mountain and highest peak in Europe.
It’s a challenging ride but the spectacular views and sense of achievement as you reach the summit of the Col des Aravis (19km @ Average 5%, 1498m Altitude) make it well worthwhile.  As with all our planned rides you have the option, to relax and enjoy the views from the comfort of the support vehicle if you wish.
Passing through the world renowned Reblochon cheese production area, before we start our long gradual climb deep into the high Alps amongst the shimmering peaks and the fresh mountain air, with breathtaking scenery every pedal stroke of the way.


Annecy Bike Tour - Day 5
PLANNED RIDE OPTION*
Planned bike ride: 70km(43miles) approx ride time 2-3hrs route Cruseilles
We have had a truly remarkable cycling experience so let’s finish the tour in true French style with an adventure into traditional farming country.
There is always a little surprise on the roads when leaving beautiful Lake Annecy and why the local folk call Annecy the “Pearl in the Box”!
Today is no different as we wind our way up and away from our blue paradise home and head into the heart of France and true agricultural country.  This area between Annecy and Geneva is dotted with tiny villages and farming communities with quiet tranquil roads waiting to be explored by bike.
There is always the perfect opportunity for a refreshing break in a picture postcard setting as we roll across some of Frances best fruit growing country, especially for apples and pears.  This patchwork quilt is just as spectacular as the Grand Alps but in an unique and different way, as we pick our route and head back in the direction of Annecy.


Annecy Bike Tour - Day 6
Sadly today is your departure day and it’s time to pack your bike ready for your onward journey from Annecy.  PRACTICEBICYCLE wish you a “Bon Voyage”, safe cycling until we Practicebicycle together again.

Annecy Cycling Day Tours, French Alps, Personalised Dates available, Guided by Local Professional Cyclists, France, April - October 2015, Easy, Challenging and Difficult Ride Route Options, Bike Hire available  

Annecy Guided CYCLING Day Tours
May - octoBER  2015

Spectacular Day Tours cycling from the beautifully stunning French Lake side town of Annecy.
Are you an experienced cyclist wishing to have your own personal guide or coach for the day in cycling paradise?  Are you the adventurous holiday maker who would love to jump on a bike and see a little bit more of the spectacular French Alps without getting lost?

Enjoy a day of world class guided cycling with a Day Tour from PRACTICEBICYCLE Bike Tours.

Professional guides living and riding on the roads of Annecy in the French Alps for over 20 years, today offering you a variety of tailored and exciting day tours.

Annecy Day Tours (per person) from...

1 Person rate         2 Person rate         3 Person rate         4 Person rate      
AUD $231 / 173 €      AUD $130 / 90 €    AUD $90 / 65 €    AUD $70 / 50 €   


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  • Guided Day Tour
  • Central Annecy meeting point

 

 Looking for something more Tailored in Cycling Paradise...

Contact Us - Custom Annecy Day Tours

  • Private Guided Day Tour with English speaking guide
  • Your choice of tailored premium ride route
  • Convenient Hotel ride start and finish point
  • Sports drinks and energy foods


DAY TOUR - Optional Extras

  • Bike Hire (Carbon Road Bikes + Compact gears perfect for French Alps) AUD $100
  • Helmet Hire (Quality Met Road Helmets)  AUD $30
  • Road Pedal Hire (Look or SPD) AUD $30
  • Premium PRACTICEBICYCLE Cycling Jersey AUD $110
  • Premium PRACTICEBICYCLE Bib-Knicks AUD $195
  • Classic PRACTICEBICYCLE Polo Shirt AUD $50
  • 100% Cotton quality PB T-Shirt AUD $30


Take a look at a small selection of the endless choice of bike routes available to you.  You can also enjoy all of these rides and many others as part of the amazing Annecy Classic Bike Tour Week

Col du Marais Cycling Day TOUR
Be introduced to the French Alps with a moderately challenging bike ride to the East of Annecy heading towards the Grand Alps. Enjoy a break at a magic little café in the beautiful town of Thones, a central town for ‘Roblechon’ cheese production. Now soak up the scenery as it is time to climb the gentle slopes of the Col du Marais (843m) before descending into Faverges, stopping for lunch or patisserie.
Bike tour distance:  70km(43miles) Approx ride time: 3hrs

Lake Annecy Cycling Day TOUR
This cycling tour is certain to be a real highlight of your holiday. The ride is relaxing and not challenging so that you can soak up the beauty of Lake Annecy and the surrounding Alps from the comfort of your bike. Come and witness the beauty of Lake Annecy and see why it has a reputation as the most beautiful and cleanest lake in Europe.
Bike tour distance:  40km(25miles) Approx ride time: 2hrs

Col des Saisies & Col des Aravis Cycling Day Tour
For those who wish to feel like a Tour de France rider for the day, then this day tour is for you! Leaving Annecy by the flat valley roads is a great way to start any superb day in the French Alps, as the road subtly changes direction we arrive in Albertville. A great cafe stop and the best macaroons in the world. It's not long before we start climbing gently and experience counts in the Beaufortain valley, before we officially start climbing the Saisies and superb picture postcard views of the massive Mt Blanc. This long cycling day is worth every second and with your experienced guides the summit of the Aravis is in sight. The long descent into Annecy makes this ride one you will never forget.
Bike tour distance: 145km(90miles) Approx ride time: 6.30hrs

Annecy Guided Cycling Day Tours, French Alps, April-October 2015

 

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Aix-Les-Bains Cycling Day Tour
Explore some of the flatter roads to the east of Annecy and away from the Grand Alps.  Firstly you will take in a gentle climb out of town before entering the French countryside and heading into a delightful valley of small vineyards.  Here you can enjoy the scenic flatter roads as you pass alongside Lake Bourget and into the thermal spa town of Aix-les-Bains for a well deserved cafe or lunch stop.  Then it's time to ride along the edge of the incredible massive Bauges National Park before a pleasant descent back into Annecy.
Bike Tour Distance:  100km(62miles) Approx ride time:  4.30hrs

Cret de Chatillon Cycling Day Tour
Although this ride does not venture far from Annecy, it open up some spectacular panoramic views as we climb to Cret de Chatillon at 1699m.  You will ride in to the Regional Park Massif des Bauges, which is frequently used by the International Bike Race, Criterium du Dauphine and the Tour de France.  The ride includes the gentle and enjoyable climb of Col de Leschaux (900m), followed by the mountain itself.  From here you will have a great opportunity to take in spectacular panoramic views from what seems to be the 'top of the world'.  On a perfectly clear day you will see into the Grand Alps and Mt Blanc.
Bike Tour Distance: 60km(37miles)  Approx Ride Time:  3hrs

Montagney-les-Lanches Cycling Day Tour
One of the less challenging rides exploring wonderful, twisting country roads of France.  Following the contours of this marvellous landscape made for the cyclist, passing villages and farms that are only seen in the movies.  It's not long before the roads become less technical and you view this rural country at its very best as we head towards the town of Rumilly and the Cheran river.  The leg back to Annecy passes by the Gorges du Fier, and at one brief point we ride along the side of the super fast train (TGV) rail line and if you're lucky it may pass you by!  Finally we descend into Annecy with spectacular views of the Lake and surrounding Alps.
Bike Tour Distance: 50km(31miles)  Approx Ride Time:  2.30hrs

Col de la Colombiere Cycling Day Tour
Explore the roads to the North of Annecy along the ridge of the Alps and into the village of Thorens Glieres a strong hold of the French Resistance Movement.  Then it's time to climb the Col des Fleuries (932m) and enter the valley of Le Petit Bornand, heading deep into the Grand Alps.  You may recognise these roads and Cols that are made famous by the Tour de France and seen on TV each year in July.  There will always be the opportunity to take a cafe or lunch stop amongst the Alps at one of the most beautiful locations in France, as you take in the splendour of this magnificent region.
Bike Tour Distance:  90km(56miles)  Approx Ride Time:  5hrs   

 

 

Annecy Non Cycling Holidays French Alps, April - October 2015, Fully Supported Non Cycling Bike Tours

Annecy Non Cycling Bike Tours, French Alps April - October 2015

The perfect tour package so you can join your wife/husband/partner on the world renowned Annecy Classic Bike Tour in the French Alps on Lake Annecy but you would prefer less energetic sightseeing from the comfort of a vehicle rather than on a bike.

This tour package is designed so that you can experience the entire premium experience on offer during the Annecy Classic Tour.  In fact, you will enjoy all the same benefits as your wife/husband/partner with this outstanding package only your choice is to leave the riding to your partner while you join in the French Alps sightseeing from the comfort of the support vehicle.

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Annecy Non Cycling Bike Tours, Guided, Discover, Experience, Taste the Haute Savoie, French Alps

Each day you will explore this wonderful part of France with new sights and sounds around every corner beyond what any guide book will show you. All with the full support of your own local guide with regular stops to catch up with your cycling partner and explore the amazing bike route each day.

Your Annecy Classic - Non Cycling Tour Includes

  • 5 nights apartment/hotel accommodation in Annecy Centre Ville
  • 5 continental buffet breakfasts each morning French style
  • 5 days of guided sightseeing around Annecy and the French Alps through some of the world's most beautiful places
  • Welcome Aperitif & Dinner in one of Annecy's finest Gastronomique Restaurants
  • 4 Auberge/Restaurant lunches or dinners
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off at Geneva International Airport, Switzerland and short transfer to Annecy, France (tour midday arrival & departure days)

Plus as a bonus for our Non Cycling Guest:

  • A Practice Bicycle Tours Gift Pack
  • Admire your cycling partner on the roads of the Alps
  • Local village discoveries
  • French cultural experience
  • 1st class Service
  • Relaxed & tranquil pace
  • Shared memories of a Lifetime!

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