Around Chambéry, a town in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in the southeast of France, you have countless opportunities to make unforgettable memories on your bike. Nestled amongst the unique peaks of the French pre-Alps, the region has a lot to offer.
The great lakes and rivers offer flat and traffic-free Tours that are ideal for your whole family. If you enjoy sporty rides and are looking for strenuous climbs, you can follow the tracks of the Tour de France in the surrounding mountains. Alternatively, you can explore the region’s rich culture, history and architectural sights or discover the local cuisine on a relaxed Tour with plenty of food tastings. All this and more awaits you in Chambéry.
The nature, culture and gastronomy here are incredibly diverse. Just outside of the city, the high peaks of the Massif des Bauges and Chartreuse regional nature parks loom. Lake Annecy and the Lac du Bourget also lie on the town’s doorstep. Here, you can swim, sunbathe on the beach or even sail. In the evening, as the sun slowly sinks behind the mountains, you can take a walk along the lake promenade – an experience everyone should have.
If these large lakes are too crowded for you, there are plenty of hidden gems to discover such as the Lac de Saint-André or Lacs de Chevelu. Vines grow on the lower slopes of the mountains and there are many wineries. Meanwhile, authentic mountain cheeses are produced in the picturesque villages nestled in the high valleys. You can taste many French specialties in excellent restaurants in Chambéry and the surrounding villages. The culinary delights here are perfect for foodies.
In this Collection, we present 11 of the most interesting bike Tours around Chambéry. The rides range from easy family Tours to sporty excursions and mountain challenges that will make even professional riders sweat. They have been lovingly compiled to inspire you and make it easier for you to explore the beautiful region from your saddle. With a few exceptions, you ride along traffic-free bike paths or quiet back roads. Foodies especially will appreciate their stay here – both on and off the bike – and the culinary delights this region offers.
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The Pont de l'Abîme is a suspension bridge over the Chéran gorge. The masterpiece, built in 1887, spectacularly overcomes the narrow valley between Cusy and Gruffy at a height of 96 meters. To get to this valley, you first cross the Massif de Bauges from Chambéry via the Col de Plainpalais. The first switchbacks await you behind Saint-Alban-Leysse, from now on it goes steadily uphill to the top of the pass at 1,174 meters above sea level.