Monday, July 18, 2016

Geneva, Switzerland

Since it started to rain in the whole Savoie region, we wanted to get to a bigger city with more to do. Since our flight would leave from Geneva airport on Friday, Geneva was the natural choice and just a quick 40 minute drive from Annecy.

We tried to find a nice Airbnb apartment in Geneva but went for a hotel with a more central location. We didn't know so much about Geneva before coming here. The last three days were spent window shopping, sitting i cafés in between showers of rain and trying Swiss specialties like fondue and chocolates. We took the Mont-Salève cable car for great views of the city. Geneva turned out to much smaller than we imagined. Mont Salève is actually on the French side, but we didn't even notice crossing the boarder.

The last day we went for a great road trip around Lake Geneva with a stop in Gruyères, home of the best cheese. We ate a filling lunch/dinner of Raclette and a local macaroni specialty. Gruyères is just as you could imagine a Swiss alpine village with a castle on top of the hill, sheep and cows around and mountain skyline. The drive home was almost even more amazing driving on the south side of the lake, the French side, through vineyards and one picturesque village after the other all set in a beautiful mountain landscape.

Three weeks packed with amazing views of mountain tops and valleys, mouthwatering cuisine and wine, some of the best trails we've been on, fresh mountain air and adrenaline filled descents and races. We're ready to go home, but definitely not done exploring the Alps. 

"Every flight takes you closer to another trip"

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