Via Rhôna: Geneva to Lyon

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6 Day(s)
Easy-Moderate
245 Km
avg 61 Km
Self-guided

Description

Ancient navigators first spurred the development of the Rhône River valley, bringing new ideas to a quiet region of fierce natural beauty. Over the centuries, some communities along its banks grew rapidly — into sophisticated cities like Lyon and Geneva, who still attract visitors in droves — while others never quite progressed beyond sleepy little outposts. Today, traffic is diverted to highways and railways, leaving the riverbanks in peace and quiet for cyclists!

The “Via Rhona” project is a bicycle path connecting Lake Léman (Geneva) to France’s Mediterranean beaches. The project is still a “work in progress,” but it is a huge accomplishment for France — and an incredible boon for the people who love France (and French Switzerland, of course). If you’re dreaming of la bonne vie but are short on time, our five-day cycling itinerary is the perfect fit!

Enjoy plenty of time to visit two incredible cultural capitals, Lyon and Geneva, and lead your own way on our cycling journey between them. The route we’ve carefully planned will introduce you to Pérouges, Chanaz, and Seyssel, to name a few of France’s best-kept secrets! Along the way, you’ll uncover countless hidden gems, from towering forts to shimmering lakes, Roman ruins to flower-filled fields. You’re free to stop wherever and whenever you choose — even the smallest hamlets along the Rhône possess nuggets of history, timeless beauty, and a hint of magic.

Information

Tour Location

Country:
France|Switzerland
From:
Geneva
To:
Lyon

Tour Information

Guiding:
Self-guided
Duration:
6 Days
Level:
Easy-Moderate
Terrain:
On-road|Flat (mostly)|Cycle Paths/Trails
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
EUR 845

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
245 Km
Riding Days:
4
Month(s):
April|May|June|July|August|September|October
Departure:
Tour starts any Sunday from April through October

Additional Information

Special Deal

“Book 4, Save 10%” until March 1st Book 4 (one form only) on this tour until March 1st for any travel dates in 2019 (subject to hotel availability) and your trip will be discounted by 10%. Note that the tour has to be booked as such (no ‘tweaking” is possible)

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: From 295 euros

Booking Conditions:

A minimum of 2 riders is required for this tour. Solo rider's price on request.

Inclusions

4 nights in 3-star hotels; 1 night in a 2-star hotel
Daily breakfast
3 dinners (drinks are not included)
Meeting with our local representative
Luggage transfers
Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
Pre-loaded GPS unit (subject to availability)
Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep's mobile number)
All tax and service charges

Exclusions

Expenses of personal nature
Travel insurance
Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 100 euros per bike. This price includes the 20-euro drop-off fee for the bike's return to Geneva.
Full-carbon racing bikes are available at the rate of 190 euros per bike. This price includes the 20-euro drop-off fee for the bike's return to Geneva.
Electric bikes are available at the rate of 205 euros per bike. This price includes the 30-euro drop-off fee for the bike's return to Geneva.

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