The following Fam-Trips are offered and organized by the hosting region and their partners. The Fam-Trips can be booked by all tour operators who attend to the  CycleSummit 2022 in Chambéry. 

All Fam-Trips

THE NORTH OF VIA RHONA

Tuesday 11th of Oct 

  • End of the Cycle Summit at 2pm in Chambéry – Transfer of the  TO by bus or train to Yvoire.
  • Cycling  around Yvoire (partly on the ViaRhôna) with  Cyclomundo
  • Guided tour of Yvoire
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Yvoire

Yvoire in Haute-Savoie, France: Inescapable gem of Lake Geneva

  • Flowery medieval village on the shore of Lake Geneva, classified among the Most Beautiful Villages in France
  • 700 years of History, with the ramparts, the fortified gates and the impressive castle of the 14th century
  • The Garden of the Five Senses, a Remarkable Garden to discover with your 5 senses wide awake
  • Some beautiful shops and restaurants to enjoy and savor your day fully

 Wednesday Oct 12 : Yvoire to the area of Monts Geneve

  • Departure from Yvoire
  • Cycling itinerary (30/32 km) along the ViaRhôna  with Cyclomundo
  • Arrival i in the area of Monts de Geneve
  • Welcome and visit of the area
  • Dinner and overnight stay in a city  near the Lake of Léman

Monts de Genève – Between city and mid-mountain

The Monts de Genève area contains three mountain ranges: Salève, Vuache and Voirons. 29 towns are adjacent to Annemasse and Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, its two main towns. These little villages and hamlets give this destination its natural, authentic character. nA combination of plains, verdant landscapes and mountains make for a beautiful area.

 Thursday Oct 13 : Annemasse to Collonges (01)

  • Departure from Annemasse
  • Cycling itinerary (30/32 km)  with Cyclomundo
  • Arrival in Collonges
  • Welcome and visit of the area
  • We will adapt the itinerary to include Fort l’Ecluse (https://www.fortlecluse.fr/).
  • Dinner + Overnight stay in Collonges

 

Friday, Oct 14 : transfer to the airport of geneva

Tuesday , October 11 to Friday, October 14

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You find the application tour for the famtrips at the bottom of this page. After you have submitted your application for the tour the region comes back to you within a few days to confirm your participation in the tour.

ANNECY MOUNTAINS

  • Annecy Mountains invites you to set off for 3 days to discover the area and meet professionals specialized in welcoming cyclists.
    You will traverse the region, starting from Lake Annecy and riding on “secret roads” leading to mythical cols.

Tuesday , October 11th

Discovery day of the Semnoz through the Bauges mountains, and the panoramic road from Lake Annecy to the sources du lac d’Annecy by van.

  • 3 stops planned during the day (Hotels and bike cafés).
  • 17h30 Ride the delightful cycle path along the lake
    19h Evening and overnight stay in the Sources du Lac d’ Annecy sector.


Wednesday, October 12th
From the Sources du Lac d’Annecy into the Aravis mountains. Discovery of secret roads and cols: Col de la Croix-Fry, Col des Aravis, and Col de la Colombière.

  • Departure by bike from Saint Ferréol via the Essérieux-Col du Marais-Les Clefs road towards the Col de la Croix-Fry. Lunch at Col des Aravis (transfer by vehicle between Col de la Croix-Fry and Col des Aravis).
  • Post lunch, drive to Le Grand-Bornand and the Col de la Colombière.
  • 4 visits planned during the day (accommodation – restaurants)
  • Evening and overnight in Thônes


Thursday, October 13th
Flavours and terroir at Thônes market and crossing the Plateau des Glières on gravel bikes.

  • Early in the morning, visit the famous cheese shop in Thones before departing for Le Petit-Bornand-Les Glières by bike. Transfer by vehicle from Petit- Bornand-Les Glières to the plateau des Glières.
  • Crossing the plateau des Glières by bike, then descending to the Château de Thorens and the Balcons du Parmelan. Transfer by vehicle via Villaz, Naves to Annecy-le-Vieux (return to the starting point).
  • 1 accommodation visit planned en route.
  • A group airport transfer will be organized.

Tuesday, October 11 to Thursday, October 13

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You find the application tour for the famtrips at the bottom of this page. After you have submitted your application for the tour the region comes back to you within a few days to confirm your participation in the tour.

FULLY BOOKED

VERCORS E-MOUNTAIN BIKING

Tuesday , October 11th

  • Transfer from Chambéry to Méaudre, overnight in Méaudre.

Wednesday, October 12th

  • Méaudre to Lans en Vercors.
    Lets start with a coffee at Grand Angle’s office in Meaudre.
  • Next we take the gravel road to the village of Autrans on the Via Vercors.
  • From Autrans, the trail goes through the forest up to the viewpoint of La Molière. From La Molière, we aim for the village of Lans en Vercors after a nice descent.
  • Night in Lans en Vercors

Thursday, October 13th

  • Lans en Vercors => Correncon on the cycle road, the Via Vercors
  • From Lans en Vercors, we continue on the Via Vercors towards Villard de lans.
  • After a visit of the village, the trail leads us to Correçon : one of the entry to the Vercors natural reserve.
  • Night in Corrençon.


Friday, October 14th

  • Departure

Tuesday , October 11 to Friday, October 14

FULLY BOOKED

DOLCE VIA, VIA RHONA AND THE CITY OF CHOCOLATE

Wednesday, October 5th : Arrival in Valence at the end of the day

  • Dinner and night in Valence in the city centre near the train station.

Thursday, October 6th : Descent of the Dolce Via on E-Bike

  • Transfer at 9am with the bikes to Le Cheylard (1h15 drive).
  • Descent of the greenway La Dolce Via by E-bike between Le Cheylard and Soyons (55km of gentle descent).
  • The Dolce Via is a cycle path of 90km, in the middle of nature on the site of an old railway line.
  • On the way, you will visit tourist sites, guest houses and local crafts. And of course, magnificent views of the Eyrieux Valley.
  • Dinner and night in Soyons

Friday, October 7th : Ride on the ViaRhona on E-Bike

  • Excursion in E-Bike on the ViaRhona from Soyons to Tain l’Hermitage Tournon (35 km of flat itinerary)
  • The ViaRhona is an 815km cycleroute linking Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean.
  • Visits are planned along the way.
  • In Tain l’Hermitage Tournon you will discover the Mastrou, a steam train still in operation.
  • Then  you will visit the famous vineyards of the Côte du Rhone with wine tasting!
  • Dinner and night in Tournon

Saturday, October 8th: Discovery of the « City of Chocolate » and departure for Chambéry

  • In the morning, you will cross the market of Tournon to go to the City of Chocolate.
  • A guided tour with the workshop ” The Taste and its mysteries ” will be proposed to you. To finish, a lunch with chocolate flavours will be offered.
  • 14h00. Departure for Chambéry.
  • For those arriving by car in Valence, return by train from Tain l’Hermitage to Valence centre (25 minutes)

Wednesday, October 5 to Saturday, October 8

This Famtrip is proposed and financed by the Ardèche department, the Drôme department, the Auvergne Rhone Alpes Tourisme region and the travel agency Safran tours.

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