THE BEST OF LAKE GENEVA


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THE BEST OF LAKE GENEVA

This is a real winner of a tour. It has everything. Big days, good climbing, excellent views and the best Swiss Coffee.

Friday

Leave the office- fly to Geneva. We will meet you at the airport and take you and your luggage to the hotel, where a delicious meal will be provided along with maps and information for the next couple of days.

Saturday- 181km (sounds scary but there is only 705m gain over the day) After breakfast we load into the minibus and take a short drive down to Thonon-les-Bains and once unloaded we head of around the beautiful Lake Geneva in a clockwise direction. We spend the day winding through lakeside towns, villages and vineyards while taking in the fabulous views of the surrounding mountains reflected in the still water of the Lake. Along the way we pass through some stunning towns, the medieval harbour town of Yvoire, Geneva with its famous fountain, Nyon, Lausanne, Vevey, Montreux and Evian. There are plenty of excellent coffee stops, beautiful spots for lunch or places just simply to take in the view. After a full circuit we take you back to Morzine for a delicious evening meal and a good rest.

Sunday- 83km, gain 1261m, 1 cat.1 climb A gentle start today on this 83km route. After an easy climb up to Les Gets it is downhill for the next 40km, the scenic winding road passes through many small towns and villages giving you a glimpse of rural life in the Northern Alps. Don’t be fooled though, this route has a sting in its tail, Mont Saleve. This cat 1 climb featured first in the Tour in 1973. It winds its way through tree shaded roads occasionally teasing you with glimpses of the stunning panoramic views that will be your reward at the summit. These aforementioned panoramic views are some of the best on offer in the Alps with the Lake directly below to the North and the immense Alpine mountains overshadowed by Mont Blanc to the South. From here we descend down the Southern side into the town of Archamps where we will pack the bikes away and head of to Geneva for you flight home. If you would like to stay another night and fly back on Monday please enquire as to prices. If not then Geneva has some excellent showering facilities available for your comfort (and others around you on the flight!), please pack accordingly

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