A new lake-to-mountains gran fondo

Thonon-les-Bains Cycling Race

Sat 04 & Sun 05 Sept. 2021

Pick Your Challenge

Gravel: 58 km.

Route: 88 or 138 km.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cyclist, this new gran fondo offers you a choice of surfaces and distances for an unforgettable day starting out from Thonon-les-Bains (Haute-Savoie, France), in an idyllic lake-and-mountains setting.

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Special guest

I am excited about riding with you on September 4th and 5th in the very 1st Thonon Cycling Race gran fondo. The landscapes, between the lake and mountains, are gorgeous. This end-of-season event will be all about community and fun. Hope to see you all then.

A jersey, timing, assistance and food included

A well-organized, secure and fun event for cyclists of all ages and abilities, from beginners to dedicated athletes. And everyone gets a unique official jersey.


Some incredible prizes, including a KIA 🚗, will be raffled off amongst all gran fondo participants. The full list of prizes will be visible on this website at a later date.

Exhibitors' Village

Brands from the cycle industry will mix with local artisans, producers and entrepreneurs to welcome you in a lively exhibitors village on both days.

A region to explore

Thonon-les-Bains and its surrounding region joining the Geneva Lake and the mountains of the Alps, are gorgeous and rich in sites to visit. Why not come for the event, stay an extra a day or two and explore?

Sébastien Medan,
Président Chablais Léman Sport Organisation

After two editions of the Châtel Chablais Léman Race, CLSO presents a new mass cycling event through Thonon-les-Bains, Thonon Agglo, Grand Genève, Vallée Verte and of course Chablais... What could be more beautiful than cycling between Lake Geneva and its mountains? An idyllic setting!

At the end of the summer, the cyclists will be able to appreciate the tranquility of Thonon-les-Bains and the reflections of the sun on the Lake Geneva, at the port, where the event will take place. A popular event where exhibitors, craftsmen and local businesses will be in charge of the animation. The participants will be at the center of attention with an exceptional prize fund as we are used to do from now on. A great party and unforgettable moments, this is what we want to offer!

Thonon-les-Bains, where residents and visitors come to "recharge their batteries", also abounds in exceptional cultural places... The TCR could well become an excellent vector... while waiting for the Tour?

Christophe Arminjon,
Mayor of Thonon-les-Bains

With the Thonon Cycling Race, the town of Thonon-les-Bains is resolutely committed to promoting flagship events to liven up the Chablais region and consolidate its tradition of welcoming visitors in an exceptional environment, between lake and mountains.

Thanks to the experience of Sébastien MEDAN and the support of Laurent JALABERT, we will demonstrate our strong ambition to mobilise local actors around a popular and federative sport.

The Gravel event is fully in line with our strategy of offering our visitors a full mix of experiences, made of discoveries, escapes and challenges.

This is also about preparing a joint bid with the town of Châtel for the organisation of stages of the Tour de France.

We really hope to see you in Thonon on September 4th and 5th 2021.