Planning on heading over to France to watch a few stages of the Tour, plus get some good riding in. Have been looking at Lac Annecy as we'd like to get to both a time trail and a mountain stage. However, it would appear that Annecy is both very busy and very expensive!
So any suggestions / recommendations for somewhere which is:
- within about 30/40 miles cycling distance of Annecy and / Le Grand Bornand (still happy to be by Lac Annecy if anyone can recommend somewhere suitable)
- self-catering (for 2 people) - apartment / chalet / gite / cabin on a campsite
- not absolutely heaving or massively expensive
- has a good range of cycling routes (without having to drive)
Would prefer village / countryside to town centre. Also open to any other possible Tour watching locations eg Gap / Embrum, but don't want to be based by Bourg D Oisans.