Cycling from Aix les Bains to Chambéry. A family friendly ride.

Aix les Bains to Chambéry on the seperated cycle path

If you are after a family-friendly activity then consider cycling from Aix les Bains to Chambéry. This cycling route utilizes the ‘voie verte’ cycling greenway which makes for a very pleasant experience. This means it is extremely family-friendly owing to it being off the road. It is a very popular cycling route in the warmer months and you of course have many options to detour off the cycle paths and discover other small villages such as Bourget du Lac which is at the southernmost point of Lac du Bourget. The route is also relatively flat so a good option if you are after a recovery ride after harder efforts tackling the nearby Jura peaks.

Suggested cycling route

Distance: 34km / 21mi

Start elevation: 242m / 793ft

Max elevation: 285m / 935ft

Metres climbed: 232m / 761ft

Metres descended: 232m / 761ft

Categorised climbs: 0

A section of the cycle path just outside of Chambéry.

Food and water

You can resupply with food and water at Chambéry. Being a larger city there are many options here to suit all budgets.


  • Enjoy a car free ride along the cycle path for the ride to Chambéry.
  • The first section of the ride travels by the shoreline of Lac du Bourget, taking in the beautiful turquoise waters of the lake.

The inviting turquoise waters of Lac du Bourget as seen from the promenade at Aix les Bains. The Jura peaks in the distance.

Discover our comprehensive guide to Cycling in the French Jura

This ride from Aix les Bains to Chambéry is just one of many great cycling routes in the French Jura which you can enjoy.

If you are not familiar with the region then, our comprehensive guide will help you plan everything you need for your cycling holiday. The guide includes information such as:

  • a map of the French Jura with climbs and towns marked
  • where to base yourself whist on your cycling holiday
  • cycling hotels and lodges
  • bike hire outlets
  • getting to and from the Jura
  • non-cycling attractions and activities in the region

Click here to see a list of cycling routes available in the Jura.