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.
Tour starts any Sunday from April through October
5 nights’ accommodation (4 nights in 3-star hotels; 1 night in a 2-star hotel)
3 dinners (drinks are not included)
Meeting with our local representative
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
Expenses of personal nature
Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 110 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.
Version without accommodation available
A minimum of 2 riders is required for this tour. Solo rider's price on request.
Starting on another weekday possible for groups (except Fridays) - must be 4 or more at time of booking and departure.
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