to the Realm of Cycling Lovers!
around Annecy is well known in the cycling world, whether it is for mountain
biking, hybrid biking or racing. Since 1947, the Tour de France has been
cycling around Lake Annecy, starting in Duingt and following the eastern shore,
passing over the Cols de Bluffy (1.5 kmclimb, rated 4th
category), Romme and Colombière, to finish in the centre of the village of
Grand Bornand. Via the well-marked and paved bicycle routes, you will easily be
able to access the mythical Tour de France route and ride on the same roads as
Eddy Merckx, Nairo Quintana or Romain Bardet.
The location of the Beau Site Hotel also gives a
lot of opportunities to mountain bike enthusiasts, be it
cross-country or downhill cycling for the most daring. Le Semnoz, on the other
side of the lake, offers many downhill mountain bike routes, and a special
uphill slope that even the most seasoned cyclists will find hard to climb! In
all, there are no less than 120 km of mountain bike and hybrid bike routes
available to cyclists staying at the Beau Site Hotel, from the Annecy region to
the Mont Charvin area, passing through typical Savoyard villages. The real
bonus is a breathtaking landscape as you ride through the hills and the
mountains surrounding Lake Annecy, such as the Col de la Forclaz, a real hot
spot for one of the most beautiful views of the whole Lake Annecy. On the side
of the Aravis massif, not far from there, Le Grand Bornand, la Clusaz or the
Croix Fry ski resort are real playgrounds with the possibility of going up in a
chairlift to go down the specially carved downhill slopes whichin winter are marked as blue, red or black ski slopes! It’s important to specify that for some
of these routes a high level of expertise is required: Be careful before trying it out!