Etappe 6: Von Lausanne nach Seyssel – Auf dem Weg Richtung Sonne
Includes segments in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
0.58 mi in total
Includes segments that go up or down a series of steps
You may need to carry your bike.
3 yd in total
Bike Touring Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Tobias planned a bike ride.
April 12, 2021
Today at least a good half is dedicated to Lake Geneva. You drive along its entire north-west bank, then you pass the glamorous city of Geneva with its villas and diplomatic quarters, until you finally devote yourself to the last task of the day: the passage through the foothills of the southern Jura - here it goes up again before an enjoyable descent back to the banks of the Rhône awaits you.In total, today's stage is about 120 kilometers. A no brainer to the previous one. But overall it is quite demanding and also arduous - especially in the outskirts of Geneva, when combined with a lot of traffic you go back to the mountains. But also rewarding, with impressive views over the lake and the Rhône, which winds its way to the Mediterranean in a deep gorge behind Geneva.After you have left Lausanne, the route is more or less based on the main road, which in turn bears the descriptive name "Route Suisse". Like you, she is looking for her way through Switzerland to find an exit between the many mountains and hills at the eastern end of the mountain state.Partly on the lakeshore, partly in the vineyards, but also along the main road, today's route leads you to Geneva. Variation options to cover the stage a little away from the main traffic are very rare. Nevertheless, the journey is easy, the bike paths are well developed and "cycle tourism" is not a foreign word for Swiss drivers either - this is how you take care of each other.It gets a bit more hectic in Geneva, but here you will also find wonderful places to rest, such as on the banks of the bay with a view of the Jet d'Eau, the impressive fountain, which is not by chance a symbol of the city. In the west you drive out of the city; It takes a few kilometers, but then you have reached more rural areas again and drive through vineyards and fields.Shortly after Soral you pass the border to France, for a short distance you even drive directly along it. In Viry you can take a short break, the quite modern village square invites you to have a short coffee at reasonable prices. The last section of the stage takes you very close to the banks of the Rhône. From high up you can see its course in the deep valley.Finally, you drive around a small mountain massif, which also attracts again well in the end, before an enjoyable descent over five kilometers down to the banks of the Rhône welcomes you. From there it is only a stone's throw to your destination of the day, Seyssel. The campsite “Le Nant Matraz” is a good choice for the night. The restaurant offers good, simple French cuisine at reasonable prices, alternatively there is a supermarket across the street.
April 21, 2021