Via Rhôna: Geneva to Lyon

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6 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
287 Km
avg 72 Km
Self-guided

Tour operator:  Cyclomundo

A quiet region of fierce natural beauty

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
Region:
Central France
From:
Geneva
To:
Lyon

Tour Information

Guiding:
Self-guided
Support:
Semi-supported, Bike Hire available
Duration:
6 Day(s)
Level:
Easy/Moderate
Terrain:
Road bike tour, Mostly flat, Cycle paths/trails
Accommodation:
Double Occupancy
Cost From:
EUR 860
Single Supplement:
295-315€

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
287 Km
Riding Days:
4
Month(s):
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Departure:
Starts any Sunday from April through October 2021

Additional Information

Accommodation

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: 295-315€

Inclusions

5 nights’ accommodation (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
Mid and high seson supplements

Options

Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 110 euros per bike. Full-carbon racing bikes
are available at the rate of 190 euros per bike. Electric bikes are available at the rate of 205 euros per
bike. This price includes the drop-off fee for the bike’s return to Geneva.
Shorter routes possible most days
This tour can be organized with a support vehicle (for group of 6 or more)

Booking Conditions

Customizable trip available

Group Information

Starting on another weekday possible for groups (except Fridays) - must be 4 or more at time of booking and departure.

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