Lake Geneva Region

With its numerous international organizations (UN, World Health Organizations, etc…) the city of Geneva is uniquely international… but still very Swiss in many ways: everything runs on Swiss time (meaning very precisely on time!), and efficiency is not a vain word, it is a principle.

The above applies to its small airport, an ideal gateway when traveling to Switzerland or the French Alps. Centrally located in Europe and serviced by a number of low-cost airlines, Geneva can be accessed from most points in Europe within a short flight… and since there’s no wasted time, this makes Geneva an ideal ground for short cycling jaunts, ideal for cyclists pressed for time!

From Geneva, one can access the French Alps, the Jura mountains or simply ride around its Lake which houses a number remarkable sites. Although surrounded by mountains, this area is ideal for novice riders who can make the most of the Swiss bike routes or the new Via Rhona which links Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean Sea following the rhone river: Lake Geneva Region Tours.

L’Escalade: When Geneva has fun! The Celebrations and the Story behind them!

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by Bruno
"L'Escalade run" (course de l'Escalade) is one of Geneva'

L’Escalade: the run of your life In a confederate system as diverse as Switzerland, it is hardly surprising to find that Cantons and cities occasionally engage in very local celebrations that no one else has ever heard of. In Geneva, it is “L’Escalade,” The Climb, which has evolved into one of the main participatory spectacles Read more…»


Things to do in Geneva

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by Abbie
The famous Jet d'Eau

Geneva is very close to home for us at Cyclomundo (literally). Not only is it a part of our Three Lake Tour, but as our office is located in Gaillard, France, we are just across the Swiss-French border from Geneva. Needless to say, we love the city.  Walk down any street in Geneva and you are Read more…»


Getting to Geneva, the French Alps, & Lyon

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

View Larger Map The airport in Geneva, Switzerland is the most convenient to the French Alps (followed closely by Lyon, France). Since Geneva is the closest major city to our office, we’re very familiar with transportation in the area. You, dear cyclists, may not be, so it’s about time we explain how to get here, 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.