Cycling in the Alps, A Breathtaking Adventure

Lake Annecy, France

A Breathtaking Adventure Cycling in the heart of the European Alps

Why go cycling in the Alps? The Alps are an impressive mountain range stretching kilometres across Europe. Towering snow-capped peaks, high-altitude grassy plains, and superior valleys are the characteristic of the world’s best-known mountains. 

Of all the destinations in the world for riding a bike, cycling in the Alps is as gruelling and rewarding as it sounds. The adventure crossed back and forth between countries as we did the climbs up and over each pass.

Switzerland, France and Italy all offer their unique spots along with the climbs and descents. Our route took us to mountain towns that were the perfect place to get some spectacular riding while avoiding the usual tourist hotspots.


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Lake Geneva, Switzerland

The mountain passes and climbs are set up as a natural climber’s paradise when the snow has melted—rustic chic chalet towns and staying in remote places away from the crowds.

With the mountains comes unpredictable weather and we had to be cautious at times. Lapping in the glorious summer sun turned very quickly to thunderstorms as we passed from Switzerland back into France.

The early morning cycles, watching the sunrise over the icy peaks of the Alps were a joy—the feeling of the fresh, crisp air on one’s face and the wind blowing through my hair.

The Alps

Our journey ended in Italy coming over the Petit st Bernard Pass. The descent down the mountain valley and into Aosta.

Cycling in the Alps offers so much more than spectacular vistas. It means every day is going on a new adventure. An adventure that will stay with you long after the bike has been put away.



We were waking up to seeing Mont Blanc just above you as you get ready for the start of the day.

Jumping into the refreshing Lake Annecy after a tough climb over the pass.

Indulging in the mountain cuisine throughout the day

The mountain views throughout the whole trip

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