Five distinct itineraries
The Vélo & Fromages label highlights themed biking routes through the local cheese regions. In 2020, three new itineraries were accredited in the Savoie Mont Blanc: the Vallée Verte Circuit, the Tour of the Semnoz, and the Tour of the Glières. They join the two itineraries created in the summer of 2019: the Beaufortain Crossing, and the Tour of the Colombier d'Aillon.
This medium-difficulty route begins with a climb through the shaded forest to the Col de Leschaux (897 m), followed by a descent to the Chéran Valley. The end of the ride takes place along the western slope of the Semnoz.
Distance: 55 km
Cumulative positive elevation gain: 650 m
A medium-difficulty circuit with the ascension of the Col de Cou (1,117 m) rewarded by the full descent of the Vallée Verte. If you leave from Thonon-les Bains, you'll climb to the Col de Terramont (1,090 m) and the Col de Saxel (943 m).
Start: Annemasse or Thonon-les-Bains
Distance: 69 km or 66 km
Cumulative positive elevation gain: 700 m or 840 m
This beautiful alpine foothill circuit passes through three remarkable cities that each deserve a stop to discover: Thônes, the capital of the Aravis, the medieval city of La Roche-sur-Foron, and Thorens-Glières—dominated by its medieval castle.
Distance: 90 km
Cumulative positive elevation gain: 1,280 m
An advanced-level, highly athletic itinerary for a foray through the Beaufortain back roads, following the Tour de France and its legendary passes.
Distance: 60 km
Cumulative positive elevation gain: 1,690 m
An advanced-level, highly athletic itinerary offering a wonderful excursion through the heart of the Bauges Mountains.
Distance: 80 km
Cumulative positive elevation gain: 1,350 m
Biking provides the ideal rhythm for taking time to discover, encounter, and share.