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Bicycle tourism


After your water aerobics classes, your petanque tournament, your football match and your ping pong with your children or your friends, get on your bike and pedal your hair in the wind around the campsite L'Idéal at Lake Annecy. Cycling, mountain biking, climbing the mountain passes of the Tour de France by bike: our establishment offers bike rentals and invites you to maintain yours in our workshop. Everything is in order ? Go on the greenways, on the trails or on the roads. And above all, open your eyes wide, because the landscapes you will cross are absolutely striking. If you miss the strength during the effort, think of the jacuzzi of the aquatic space that awaits you ...

Greenway and cycle route to visit

35 km long, the greenway along the west shore of Lake Annecy is one of the oldest bike paths in France. Leaving from the lawns of Pâquier in Annecy, it allows to join Ugine by bicycle on a completely secure route along the lake and through several towns: Sévrier, Saint-Jorioz, Duingt ... It then continues to Ugine through Doussard and Faverges thanks to a cycle route created in 2006. This route, which follows the route of an old railway line, has a very low altitude. It is therefore accessible to all cyclists, amateurs and confirmed, adults and children. From the Ideal campsite, it will only take a few minutes by bike to reach the greenway. You can then turn left towards Annecy along the lake, or turn right to the bike path that leads to Ugine. During this beautiful ride, you will share the path with walkers, runners and rollerbladers.

ATV trails for adventurers

Do you prefer to pedal off the beaten path on dirt roads? Lovers of mountain bike will find between mountains and lake a great playground to climb, avoid the roots, dodge tree trunks and hurtling down steep slopes following marked trails. We have gathered for you the 6 most popular mountain bike tours around Lake Annecy: • Along the sources of Lake Annecy (27.5 km - 2h30): departure from the Carré des Tisserands car park in Faverges, possibility start the circuit closer to the campsite from Lathuile. • Sources of Lake Annecy at the gates of the Val d'Arly (9.2 km - 1h30): Very short but very technical course (streams to cross, roots) from the Carré des Tisserands car park in Faverges. • Lake Annecy at the gates of the Val d'Arly (21.5 km - 2h): Pretty loop that starts from the parking of the beach of Doussard, south of the lake. • Around Faverges (12.5 km - 1h30): Beautiful and relatively short ride with a slight drop that allows you to see the castle of Faverges and the archaeological museum. Departure from the Carré des Tisserands car park in Faverges. • From the beach at the end of the lake to the golf terrace (19 km - 1h45): A beautiful loop that starts at the Marais du Bout du Lac nature reserve and runs through the Giez golf course and the Montmin canyon. • Sambuy descent (11.3 km - 1h30): hiking marked (orange tags) difficult in the heart of the Bauges massif that leaves the parking of the resort of Sambuy and you will cross very narrow paths in the undergrowth .

Legendary passes for experienced cyclists

Every year, the best riders in the world meet in July to take part in the Tour de France, the biggest cycling race in the world. If you are a fan of two wheels on the asphalt, attach your helmet, put on your gloves, put on your glasses and do not forget your road bike shoes. Cling to your handlebars and get ready to take off from your saddle, as you will be able from the campsite to climb some famous passes that will test your climbing skills: Little Saint Bernard Pass, Glandon Pass, Joux Verte pass, La Forclaz pass, Roselend pass (undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in terms of landscapes crossed), Relais du Mont du Chat, Col des Glières, Col de Solaison, Col de Champlaurent, Grand Cucheron pass ...

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