The French Alps' ultimate cycling destination

Cycle-touring in Savoie Mont-Blanc

Albertville and the surrounding area is the perfect place for a cycling vacation, with a wide variety of rides to take in the lake and mountain scenery. Visit in the spring to warm up before your summer holiday, or in the autumn, before you hang up your bike for the winter! Whatever your level of experience and fitness, cycling through the valleys or up the legendary mountain passes offers an exhilarating sense of freedom.

Pays d’Albertville: perfectly equipped for cyclists

The starting point for so many bicycling tours and rides, Pays d’Albertville offers the perfect base camp for cyclists. It lies at the crossroads between several major alpine valleys and at the gateway to several mountainous areas such as the Arly River Gorge, the Beaufortain Mountains, the Tarentaise Valley, and Savoie Mont-Blanc.

Looking to explore the surrounding valleys for a bike ride or trip? Everything you need is on hand to make your stay as hassle free as possible: bike rentals, repair shops, baggage transfers, and more.

Bicycle rides and tours
Alain Morandina

Routes for all, from the weekend cyclist to the serious rider

Got the cycling bug? Whether you’re a beginner, an experienced rider, or an expert, and with too many mountain passes to count, Pays d’Albertville will become your favorite playground for a weekend stay or a week-long vacation with friends or family.

Explore the incredibly picturesque yet easy-to-access mountain landscapes, like riding through wine country on the scenic Savoie-Wine-Route at the foot of the Bauges Mountains. The area offers several easy loops to enjoy as a family to see another side of the Rhône-Alpes region. For more challenging rides, head the area’s legendary mountain passes like Col de la Madeleine Pass or Cormet de Roseland. You’ve watched riders on the Tour de France battle their way up; now it’s your turn!

Our cycling infrastructure

Pays d’Albertville is well-known as one of Savoie Mont-Blanc’s cycling destinations. From short flatter rides through the valleys or forests, to long tours up and over the area’s mountain passes, cycling is the perfect slow travel adventure. Riding a bike brings you closer to nature, and the area’s bike paths and lanes let you roam free whenever you want.

One bike path takes you all the way to Annecy (Haute-Savoie) and around the lake. Or, if you prefer, ride into the mountains past the glacier-capped peaks of the Mont-Blanc or Vanoise ranges.

The bike path
La Grange à Yoyo

Bicycle-friendly seal of approval

In Pays d’Albertville, making visitors feel right at home is our priority. Whatever your type of cycling vacation, you can count on the area’s 25 service providers with the bicycle-friendly “Accueil Vélo” certicfication label to offer qualtiy lodging, meals, services, and information for cyclists.


Service providers who earn this quality label guarantee access to a bike route within 5 km, facilities that cater to cyclists (secure bicycle lockers or racks, repair kits, etc.), as well as guest services that include practical information for cyclists (tours to ride, weather). They also must provide bicycle touring specific services, such as early-morning breakfasts, luggage transfers, and everything you need to wash your bike!

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