CYCLE THROUGH GENEVA’S PICTURE-PERFECT VINEYARDS
by Alexandra Osváth
Looking for the perfect weekend day trip from Geneva? Grab your bike (or rent one! – details below) and head out into the surrounding countryside to explore idyllic vineyards and villages just a stone’s throw from Geneva.
Our favourite route by far is through Geneva’s centuries-old wine-growing districts of Satigny, Russin and Dardagny, just a few kilometres from France. Click on the map to see a detailed route you can follow on your phone.
You also might like our Cycling route through Geneva for non-road warriors article.
We biked from central Geneva, but I had a little help from my e-bike! If you’re looking for a more leisurely day (or just can’t handle hills like me), you can rent one at Genèveroule just behind Gare Cornavin, the main train station.
Another option is taking the regional train! You can take your bikes with you on the 15-minute train ride to Satigny station. The terminus is La Plaine but we’d recommend getting off at Satigny, otherwise more of your bike route will be uphill. You could take the train on the way there or on the way back, or even both ways. And if you have the yearly or monthly TPG public transport pass, it’s included – although you’ll have to purchase a ticket for your bike.