If you’d like to experience a fantastic road cycling holiday in France
, but are not sure if you want to spend all day, every day in the saddle, this could be the holiday for you. Do you have non-riding friends or family members with whom you’d like to share your holiday but still want to want to tackle some classic cols in the process? Then this could definitely be the holiday for you.
Centre-based in beautiful Annecy and designed with flexibility in mind, you can choose how often you ride and, to a certain degree, where you ride. And if you’re accompanied by non-riding friends or family members you can enjoy your riding and relax in the knowledge that they too will be enjoying the alpine experience.
Generally-speaking the riding programme takes place in the morning providing an opportunity to ride, fully-supported by a riding guide and minibus, with other cyclists. Whilst you’re on the road, your partner, friends or family have time to relax or enjoy the numerous activities in the area. In the afternoons, if you wish, you will be reunited to spend the rest of the day together off the bike.
The lakeside town of Annecy is stunningly beautiful and is surrounded by forested mountain scenery as far as the eye can see. Within easy reach of some of the world’s most iconic Tour de France classics it makes a superb base for cycling. The town, nicknamed “Little Venice” on account of its network of canals, bridges and quaint cobbled streets, is also one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Alps for non-cyclists and is the perfect place to absorb the French alpine culture.
Whether you prefer to spend your time sitting in a waterside cafe, exploring the canals by gondola or simply whiling away some hours taking in the beautiful scenery or reading a good book, there is no better destination. There are endless other activities for those in need of something more energetic, including boat trips, hiking and sailing, and our local staff will be happy to help you organise any of these during your stay.
The price of the package quoted here is for riding participants in our standard twin-share or double room accommodation. We can tailor the accommodation and meals package to your specifications, including a child-friendly hotel with a daily “Kid’s Club” for those travelling with young families. Please call us to discuss alternative accommodation prices and prices for non-riding participants.
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