Cycling holidays ViaRhona 1: Geneva - Lyon
Bicycle: ViaRhona France
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Arrival in Geneva
Enjoy your stay at the harbour in Geneva with its famous water fontain ‚Jet d’ Eau’ and in the picturesque old part of town of the ‚smallest metropolis in the world’ – with its cosmopolitan flair and brimming with art and vitality.
Geneva – Seyssel
You leave Geneva and follow the river Rhône through the Défilé de l´Écluse, a narrow river passage through the mountains. Only after just a few kilometres, you cycle along the first vineyards and your gaze fixes on the mountains of the Savoyer Alps and Mont Blanc.
Today’s destination is Seyssel, where two suspension bridges connect the pretty houses and squares on the left and right hand-side of the river Rhône.
Seyssel – Champagneux
On either side of the river Rhône vineyards rise up steeply. You however cycle on flat terrain along the riverbank and enjoy the view. We suggest you have your first break in Chanaz with its charming houses dating back to the 15th and 16th century and its restaurants located directly at the edge of the canal. Afterwards the river Rhône breaks up and you follow the Western branch until Champagneux.
Today you cycle on remote country lanes up to the viewing plateau of Rochefort. Past the Château de Mandrin the route leads you through orchards to marvellous panoramic views. Back at the hotel, you can enjoy the sun terrace, the indoor pool or the renowned restaurant with its French delicacies.
The Rhône cycle path takes you directly along the riverbank through the harmonious border scenery between Ain and Isère. In Perrozan you leave the river and cycle through little hamlets with medieval flair until today’s destination the romantic percehd village of Pérouges. Due to its amazing historic village centre, Pérouges is considered one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Todays trip is through the Teichlandscape of Dombres, to the abbey Notre Dame and the Villars de Dombes.
You cycle on remote paths through lush meadows and fields back to the river Rhône. Now you follow the riverbank along the well-constructed cycle path all the way into the centre of Lyon.
Since 1998 the old part of town is part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Marvel at the numerous architectural highlights and enjoy your final evening in one of the countless exquisite restaurants.
Departure or extension
Furthermore we recommend the connecting tour from Lyon to Orange.
On day 1 and day 3 there are a few longer ascents to be tackled. On all other stages the terrain is nearly flat throughout and easy to cycle on. Except for a few interruptions, the Rhône-cycle path is well constructed and it is a perfect example for signposting and routing.
| Season 1 |
09.04.2023 - 06.05.2023
02.10.2023 - 08.10.2023
| Season 2 |
07.05.2023 - 17.06.2023
11.09.2023 - 01.10.2023
| Season 3 |
18.06.2023 - 10.09.2023
|Rhône Cycle Path 1, 8 days, FR-RORGL-08X|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge single room||385.-||385.-||385.-|
Category: 2* and 3* hotels, 1x 4* hotel (French classification)
| Season 1 |
Apr 9, 2023 - May 6, 2023
Oct 2, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023
| Season 2 |
May 7, 2023 - Jun 17, 2023
Sep 11, 2023 - Oct 1, 2023
| Season 3 |
Jun 18, 2023 - Sep 10, 2023
|Extra night double room (BB)||125.-||125.-||125.-|
|Extra night single room (BB)||184.-||184.-||184.-|
|Extra night double room (BB)||85.-||85.-||85.-|
|Extra night single room (BB)||144.-||144.-||144.-|
- 7 overnight stays incl. breakfast
- Daily luggage transfers
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Travel documents (1x per room)
- GPS-data available
- Service hotline
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- Reservation fee of CHF 15.- per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
- Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
- Geneva train station
- Geneva airport
- Good train connection from Lyon to Geneva
- Chargeable parking at the hotel, costs approx. CHF 29.- per day, no reservation possible
Other important information:
- The distance travelled is approximate and may differ from the actual distance.
- Travel cancellation insurance, including travel interruption insurance is recommended.