Lake Geneva is a beautiful area to explore by bike. Whether you plan a difficult or easy trip, with the road bike or mountain bike, there's plenty of choice. Combine this with a breathtaking view of Lake Geneva, from the mountains, or even just on the lake shores, and this trip will leave guaranteed an unforgettable impression.
Bulle-Vevey -Bulle (- Gruyères) Road bike or mountain bike
Road bike tour Bulle - Vevey and back (can be combined with a visit to the beautiful Gruyères, which gives the trip an even more historical character).
Bulle is the capital of the Gruyère region and breathes peace and Swiss tradition: with its folkloristic markets, livestock markets, fairs, exhibitions, theater, concerts and events of all kinds. Furthermore, the region around Bulle is renowned for its gastronomy, where many restaurants recommend their "menu de la Benichon" known for its local specialties.
You ride to Vevey, along roads that provide a continuously varying landscape. We drive along the slopes of the Pre-Alps, although at a constant altitude until we descend towards the shores of Lake Geneva, near Vevey. In this old town - which was built in the Roman period - just between Lausanne and Montreux, you'll find plenty of places to have a break along the lake side, before you go back.
We return along the same road, and whoever wants to, can continue until the town of Gruyères, which lies 7 km further uphill. A visit to this medieval city is a must. It's an ideal place to have a refreshment at one of the many terraces at the unique town square, before you start the descent back to Bulle.
Lac Leman tour: Thonon les Bains - Lutry (107.7 km) - Road bike
This trip takes you along the shores of Lake Leman, and covers a mostly flat course. The trip starts in the French Thonon les Bains, and we cross the Swiss border in Chens sur Leman. We drive to Geneva, the largest town on the lake. In Geneva the Rhone river leaves the lake again. The city is bike friendly and offers many nice places on the lake to have a short break. We continue our trip via Nyon, which looks very appealing and inviting thanks to is medieval scene. We continue our trip via Rulle to Lausanne, the capital of the Canton of Vaud.
We'll pass the historic city center, which lies at an altitude of 495 m, and is very famous for its magnificent cathedral and many other things, at our left side.
We start the last stage of our trip towards Lutry, one of the oldest towns on the lake, with traces of the Megalith. Here, the many cafes and restaurants at the lakeside offer the cyclist lots of opportunities to recover from an intensive day trip.
Tour Lausanne - Lac de Joux / Jura - Lausanne (98.54 km) - Road bike
From Lausanne on, you follow the shores of Lac Léman unto Morges, where you turn inland.
From then on, the trip goes in climbing line. Although some flatter parts make it possible to catch your breath.
The Lac de Joux itself is the largest lake in the Jura massif, and is situated at an altitude of 1000 m above sea level. We get back to Lausanne via another route, in an almost continuously downward trend.
In the immediate neighborhood of Lac de Joux you'll find many opportunities for mountain biking and race biking.
Location: Geneva, Switzerland (Explore routes near Geneva, Switzerland.)