Sports leisure

Tour of the Bauges by bike - Sources of Lake Annecy - From Val de Chaise to Doussard

Valley of Chair

About us

Passage on the upper Savoyard part of the route of the Tour des Bauges by bike. Along the greenway that guides you to Doussard, explore the pleasant destination of Sources du Lac. This penultimate step invites calm and contemplation.

The route goes through the Val de Chaise, skirting the Dent de Cons, with beautiful views before reaching the Marlens lake. We arrive in Haute-Savoie in the territory of the Sources du Lac d'Annecy, whose watercourses – did you know – supply 60% of the surface water of the lake. Stop at Faverges-Seythenex, to climb to the top of the impressive keep of Faverges Castle overlooking 360° the surrounding valleys, including those of the Tamié, Marais and Epine passes. A few pedal strokes to reach Doussard, an essential spot for free flight enthusiasts. Here we can treat ourselves to a paragliding or hang-gliding flight and set foot, or even more, in the fresh waters of Lake Annecy. Then the interpretation trails of the Bout du lac d'Annecy nature reserve allow us to discover the fauna and flora of this protected area also classified as a geosite of the PNR of the Massif des Bauges.

Pratical information

  • Type of clientele
    • Suitable for beginners
    • Cyclists
  • Activities on site
    • Cycling sports
    • Cycle route


  • Cumulative elevation 83 m
  • Duration 1h
  • Distance 13km


From: 01 / 01 / 24 To: 31 / 12 / 24

  • Monday : Open
  • Tuesday : Open
  • Wednesday : Open
  • Thursday : Open
  • Friday : Open
  • On Saturday: Open
  • Sunday: Open

Several water points, washing/inflating stations and repair services are available. All are listed and located on the brochure "my Mountain Bike Card" available for free download on the website of the Sources du Lac Tourist Office.

Contact & Access

19 rue du Moulins
The Moulins de Marlens
74210 Val de Chair