French Alps

Our home! We are based right in the Alps, steps from Geneva… We see the Mont-Blanc on a daily basis (or at least when the weather is not cloudy). We love our home! Being wedged between Italy and Switzerland, this area “the French Alps” has a rich multi-cultural heritage. Sites and beautiful villages are many, but they play second fiddle to the extraordinary beauty of the natural landscape: lakes, rivers, and mountains are works of art that have to be experienced! And there’s no better way to experience them than by bike!

We offer an unmatched selection of tours in the French Alps. Surprisingly enough, not all are for mountain-goat type of riders! We do have some easy rides that everyone can do… and the views over the mountains are sensational

Choosing a Family Friendly Bike Tour

Posted on: July 26th, 2016 by Bruno
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So you’ve been dreaming of the perfect cycling tour for you and your family? As you may know, cycling tours are a great way for families to explore new countries or regions. With the ever changing scenery and ample chances to get off your bikes and explore, a cycling vacation is perfect for families with Read more…»


Things to do in Annecy

Posted on: April 21st, 2016 by Abbie
via Office du Tourisme d'Annecy

The striking color of the lake, the smell of fresh food from the vibrant street markets, the feeling of strolling around a historical castle with the mountains all around you, Annecy is a town that will undoubtedly leave you in awe. Only 35km (21 miles) from Geneva, it is rich in history, culture and beauty. Read more…»


Biking Tours with Families

Posted on: April 20th, 2016 by Bruno
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  Cycling tours are a great way for families to explore a new region or country. From your bicycle seat, you’ll get to know a place–with its own history, culture, sights, and smells – in a way that isn’t necessarily possible when traveling by car or train. It’s an ever-changing adventure, full of new and Read more…»


10 Things to do in Aix-les-Bains

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by Abbie
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Another breathtaking part of our Three Lake Tour, Aix-les-Bains is a town nested on France’s largest natural lake. Well known for its spa treatments, beautiful Lake Bourget views, and adventurous activities, it is a great place to enjoy a vacation of any length. Here are our top ten favorite things to do!     Bike! Read more…»


Organize a Trip to Alpe d’Huez

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by Beth O'Meara

View Larger Map   We’re the experts on cycling in the French Alps, and we of course encourage you to consider using one of our tours, like Geneva to Alpe d’Huez, Alpe d’Huez to Nice, Mont Ventoux to Alpe d’Huez, or Mythic Climbs on select dates. You can even join us for La Marmotte — Read more…»


Renting a Bike in Europe. How To, Dos and Do Nots

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by Lucile
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As cycling has become enormously popular in France, bike rentals have really mushroomed. Renting a bike is now far easier than ever before. But there are quite a few things to consider when renting a bike in France. Hybrids are available throughout France. Usually, they’re entry-level aluminum models. All come with triple-chaining; and most come with Read more…»


Most Romantic Destinations

Posted on: February 5th, 2016 by Santana
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After studying up on the traditions of Valentine’s Day from around the world, I have come to the conclusion that there are certain prevailing themes everywhere. Though the types, meanings, and methods may differ, flowers, sweets, and cards appear in almost all the countries that recognize the holiday.  There is some variance in how gifts Read more…»


Christmas Markets in France

Posted on: December 8th, 2015 by Bruno
Marche de Noel in Alsace

France is a fabulous place to visit all year round – after all, it is the world’s most popular vacation destination. But every December, it becomes a downright winter wonderland! From the famous boulevards of Paris to the smallest hilltop village, the French pull out all the stops to produce their unique brand of Christmas Read more…»


2013 will be a Groundbreaking Year for Cycling in the Alps

Posted on: November 24th, 2012 by Bruno

The French cycling company Cyclomundo has announced packages around some cycling events that will be taking place next year in the Alps.  These events include the 2013 Etape du Tour, the Marmotte, France’s most famous Gran Fondo races as well as regularly scheduled events like the Geneva to Alpe d’Huez.  Cyclomundo provides exciting travel packages Read more…»


Popular Events in France (or very close to France!) through 2013

Posted on: November 18th, 2012 by Bruno

Quick list of noticeable events taking place in France in 2013. The list includes sport and cultural events.


Tour de l’Avenir 2012 has just been announced

Posted on: March 30th, 2012 by Bruno

Earlier today (March 30, 2012), the Tour de l’Avenir 2012 was announced in Le Parc des Oiseaux and Le Grand Bornand.  Besides the fact that the Tour de l’Avenir is a race that has crowned soon-to-be cycling’s finest:  Joop Zoetemelk, Greg Lemond, Charly Mottet, Miguel Indurain, Laurent Fignon to name a few, the race follows Read more…»


French Alps cycling outfitter Cyclomundo offers Tour de France themed trips

Posted on: March 8th, 2012 by Bruno
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Cyclomundo is once again offering its popular Etape du Tour themed trips!