The first stage of the cycle trail begins in Geneva, Switzerland and ends in Vulbens in France. The trail stretches over 33 km in and around Monts de Genève. It is a great way to explore the Geneva countryside, with its vineyards and its unspoilt nature. This section has a reputation for being pretty difficult, owing not only to the gradient but also to the traffic: the final part of the stage is on the road. There are currently plans to make it easier for cyclists to negotiate the traffic.