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Annecy to Morzine “Pearl of the Alps”

Starting in the idyllic lake side town of Annecy ‘the Pearl of the Alps’ and culminating with the infamous Col de Joux Plane, this 3 day tour is packed full of Tour de France climbs from start to finish. Medieval architecture, stunning mountain lakes, classic climbs and quiet roads all add up to a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding weekend.

Overview - Annecy to Morzine "Pearl of the Alps"

The Medieval town of Annecy sits on the shores of it’s own mountain fringed lake. With its ancient market sprawling amongst narrow cobbled streets, broken by canals and bridges, overhung with flowers and bustling with life, it’s the perfect place to begin our journey.

From here we lead you on an adventure encompassing the very best riding in the area. Including highlights such as the hill top village of Mont Saxonnex, Samoens, one of Frances most picturesque mountain towns and Morzine, once a rural farming community, now a thriving hub for mountain sports and outdoor enthusiasts. Combining old Tour classics like the Col de Joux Plane, the Col de la Colombiere and the Col des Aravis with more recent additions such as the Col de la Ramaz and the Semnoz with its unrelenting gradient and panoramic views. Our local knowledge has allowed us bring you a route that combines many of the areas classic cols with quiet backroads, mountain lakes and stunning scenery. Carefully selected accommodation and food combined with our attentive support service and legendary picnic lunches add up to a weekend of riding you’ll never forget.

Key Climbs - Annecy to Morzine "Pearl of the Alps"

montée du Semnoz – Annecy

  • Distance 16.9 kilometers
  • Elevation 1219 meters
  • Max Grade 11.4%
  • Avg. Grade 7.1%
  • Cat 1

Col des Aravais – Flumet

  • Distance 11.7 kilometers
  • Elevation 611 meters
  • Max Grade 10%
  • Avg. Grade 4.9%
  • Cat 2

Col de la Colombiere – Le Grand Bornand

  • Distance 11.3 kilometers
  • Elevation 689 meters
  • Max Grade 10%
  • Avg. Grade 8.5%
  • Cat 2

Col de la Ramaz – Mieussey

  • Distance 14.2 kilometers
  • Elevation 994 meters
  • Max Grade 12.5%
  • Avg. Grade 6.9%
  • Cat 1

Col de l’Encrenaz – Taninges

  • Distance 15,6 kilometers
  • Elevation 950 meters
  • Max Grade 12.2%
  • Avg. Grade 5.1%
  • Cat 2

Col de Joux Plane – Samoens

  • Distance 11.6 kilometers
  • Elevation 892 meters
  • Max Grade 13%
  • Avg. Grade 8.5%
  • Cat 1

Col de Joux Vert – Montriond

  • Distance 14.7 kilometers
  • Elevation 955 meters
  • Max Grade 12.1%
  • Avg. Grade 5.9%
  • Cat 2

Dates & Prices - Annecy to Morzine "Pearl of the Alps"

DatesPricesInformation
27/6/2018 - 1/7/2018£1100Sorry Sold Out
27/7/2018 - 31/7/2018£1100

Itinerary - Annecy to Morzine "Pearl of the Alps"

Starting in the idyllic lake side town of Annecy ‘the Pearl of the Alps’ and culminating with the infamous Col de Joux Plane, this 3 day tour is packed full of Tour de France climbs from start to finish. Medieval architecture, stunning mountain lakes, classic climbs and quiet roads all add up to a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding weekend.

  • Total Distance 247.3 kilometers
  • Total Elevation 7706 meters

Day 1 - Arrival

Arrive at Geneva airport and take a short one hour transfer to Annecy, the pearl of the alps.


    Day 2 - Annecy to La Clusaz

    Key Climbs

    • Distance 107.5 kilometers
    • Elevation 2931 meters


    Day 3 - La Cluzas to Morzine

    Key Climbs

    • Distance 109.4 kilometers
    • Elevation 3070 meters


    Day 4 - Morzine Loop

    Key Climbs

    • Distance 80.7 kilometers
    • Elevation 2315 meters


    Day 5

    Depart Morzine with a short transfer to Geneva.


      Testimonials - Annecy to Morzine "Pearl of the Alps"

      Matt Evans

      ‘I have used Mark and his Velovation team on three occasions. Once was on the ‘Big One’ with some friends, the second time was when Velovation organised a corporate event for me and some 40 or so clients out of Morzine and the following year Le Clusaz.

      All events were expertly organised with great riding and epic mountains. We have used Velovation since for additional corporate events.

      I would recommend and I will be using them again in the future for any cycling trips to the Alps.’

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