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Region: Geneva region
Cost: Bike rental, maybe train or boat back
Date: 23rd January 2003
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Location: Bike shop "Geneve Roule" located in rue Montbrillant, right behind Geneva Central Station (Cornavin)
What better way to explore the relatively small town of Geneva and its splendid surrounding countryside Rent a bike (between CHF 0 and 20 per day) and off you go. Most mayor roads have cycling paths/lanes and traffic is getting much calmer outside the city limits. My easy suggestion: Cornavin (station)-Place des Nations(UN)-Chambesy village (great view across the lake)-Collex-Crassier-Nyon (old town, abt 25 km) and back again either by boat, train or...pushing the bike along the Lakeside road (passing UEFA, Versoix) to Geneva-Cornavin. Or - in summer - you may also take the boat from Nyon across to the old town of Yvoire (France) and cycle back on the Southern shore (partly in France). Which needs energy for a day total of about 70 km of pedalling. When tired, you can always jump on the next boat or take the bus from Hermance. Suggestion for lunch: Auberge de Crassier). Energetic cyclist may want to "return" via St-Cergue-La Czre and the Col des Faucilles (France). This is a climb to 1300 m asl (you may go by train from Nyon to La Cure to make it easier), splendid view from the Faucilles, then a fast ride down to Gex and back to Geneva. A great day-trip indeed (about 90 km).