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Savoie Mont Blanc, cycling at heart

Savoie Mont Blanc is cycling country par excellence. For all types of cycling and all types of cyclist. Whether you’re a fan of cycle touring, the Tour de France and high passes. Or more a leisure cyclist who enjoys ambling along greenways or the shores of Lake Geneva or Lake Annecy. Or a road-warrior looking for long circuits, such as the ViaRhôna and the Tour of the Bauges.

High passes and amazing climbs

Plan your future exploits

Route des 100 Cols, climbs with gradient markers, long-distance circuits... Savoie and Haute-Savoie has innumerable wonderful roads for cycling, both in the valleys and over mountain passes. Whatever your goal, make sure you ride at your own pace and soak up the views. 

Simple and practical

Savoie Mont Blanc cycling app 

Available from Google Play and Apple Store, this free app describes more than 300 routes and provides a host of practical tips. 

Discover the Savoie Mont Blanc cycling app

 

Legendary and unmissable 

The Tour de France

As everyone knows it is the big mountain stages that often decide the outcome of the Tour. Savoie Mont Blanc is proud to welcome the Tour de France every year.

Savoie Mont Blanc and the Tour de France

Descending is a true skill 

Getting ready to cycle your first pass? Because what goes up must come down, you have to be able to descend, as well as climb! Here are a few tips to get the most from your descents.  

Master the art of descending

Everything is possible 

Thanks to e bikes

An e-bike is your greatest ally on mountain roads. 

 

Meander along on two wheels

Bike rambles

As a family, whether on normal bikes or e-bikes, why not take the stress-free option provided by cycleways, greenways and country trails? 
Safe, traffic-free and wheelchair accessible, Savoie Mont Blanc’s greenways offer wonderfully relaxing cycling. If your bike has suitable tyres, country trails provide another cycling option. These 2.5-m-wide, unpaved tracks are an ideal way of exploring protected nature areas.

All the protected cycling routes

Bien préparer sa sortie 

Cycling is a sport for all, but it is important to choose the right gear and to follow a few rules. Here are a few tips to get the most from your bike rides.

Cycling gear and safety rules

Land to explore

Cycle touring

Savoie Mont Blanc is perfect country for long bike rides: great days out between lakes and mountains guaranteed. .

Cycle trip with friends 

Follow the story of three friends who cycled the Savoir-Faire Trail from Evian-les-Bains to Annecy. A 4-day trip along the ViaRhôna, V62 and V63 cycle routes.  

Read about the cycle trip

Long-distance routes 

Tempted by a long traverse beside lakes and rivers? Or would you rather do a circuit through the mountains? Discover the ViaRhôna and the Tour of the Bauges. 

 

Good to know

Savoie Mont Blanc boasts almost 300 “Accueil Vélo” accommodation providers, restaurants and tourist sites, which provide services tailored to the needs of cyclists. 

Choose your Accueil Vélo service provider