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The Rhône river cycling: from Geneva to Lyon
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7 days
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Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
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FRSB850
price from € 770
The Rhône river cycling: from Geneva to Lyon

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The Rhône river cycling: from Geneva to Lyon

The Rhône river cycling: from Geneva to Lyon - 7 days

Take your bike and discover the Via Rhôna! From Lake Geneva in Switzerland to the Mediterranean Sea, follow a route that has been used by successive civilizations for over 2,000 years. Wonderful landscapes, towns, authentic villages, impressive nature, vineyards and delicious gastronomy await you along the way! Start this great cycling trip from the cosmopolitan city of Geneva. Follow the Via Rhôna that meanders through the mountains and valleys of the Upper Rhône. Bike through the breathtaking landscapes of the Savoie and the Bugey: mountains, lakes, gorges...

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Route
Day 1: Arrival in Geneva
Day 2: From Geneva to Seyssel (or train option), 60 Km
Day 3: From Seyssel to Champagneux, 60 Km
Day 4: From Champagneux to Villebois, 45 Km
Day 5: From Villebois to Perouges, 60 Km
Day 6: From Perouges to Lyon, 50 Km
Day 7: Au Revoir Lion!

Day 1:    Arrival in Geneva

Arrival in Geneva and installation to your hotel. Take the time to discover this beautiful city of Switzerland, also known as the "capital of peace" with its humanitarian tradition, it will seduce you with its international charm and its old town offering a wide choice of delicious restaurants. Enjoy a pleasant stroll along the Lake Geneva.

Day 2:    From Geneva to Seyssel (or train option), 60 Km

Your first bike ride takes you from Switzerland to France along the Rhone, you will discover the "Défilé de l'Écluse" and then the first vineyards between mountains and valleys, while keeping in view the sumptuous mountains of the Alps. This part of the trip will be on some busier roads, but the rest of the week it will be much quieter. You will spend the night in the charming little town of Seyssel, on the banks of the river.

Day 3:    From Seyssel to Champagneux, 60 Km

Leave Seyssel and cycle between ridges and plateau on both banks of the Rhone. Arrival in Chanaz, also called "La Petite Venise Savoyarde", enjoy a pleasant break in one of the charming restaurants along the canal of Savières. Continue on towards Culoz and Belley, peaceful small towns with a rich heritage that punctuates the Bugey mountain. Continue your journey, in a surprising nature to arrive in the region of Champagneux.

Day 4:    From Champagneux to Villebois, 45 Km

Today you pass through Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers, for the greedy, we advise you to stop there to taste the famous brioche pralines! Further away, a little detour towards the village of Glandieu will allow you to refresh yourself with its majestic waterfall, a wonder of nature.Then you cross Morestel, stroll through the narrow streets of the old town, city of painters, flowered city and city in poetry. A lovely greenway links "La Vallée Bleue" to Villebois, this is where you’ll stay overnight.

Day 5:    From Villebois to Perouges, 60 Km

This ViaRhôna stage takes you through unspoilt countryside of Burgey above the Rhône. You pass lovely villages this morning : Saint-Sorlin-en-Bugey and Sault-Brénaz, and the more secretive La Balme-les-Grottes, with its great caves and picturesque centre. Your destination will soon be in sight as you approach the hilltop medieval village of Pérouges, labeled one of the most beautiful villages in France. 

Day 6:    From Perouges to Lyon, 50 Km

This last cycle day cleverly links the parks and lakes of Greater Lyon, including at Le Grand Large and Miribel-Jonage.Then enjoy the magnificent cycle route through central Lyon, along the Rhône’s banks. At the Rhône’s confluence with the Saône, you come to a brand-new quarter marked by contemporary architecture, the most striking building being the Musée des Confluences. Your options for the rest of the day are endless but you can also reward your soul of cyclist with a delicious meal in a "petit bouchon", typical restaurant in the city.

Day 7:    Au Revoir Lion!

End of your trip after breakfast. We advise you to extend your stay in order to take the time to visit the beautiful city of Lyon.

accommodation

All accommodations are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. We choose comfortable 2*/3* hotels or B&Bs where all rooms have private en-suite bathroom and every morning breakfast are included. For more comfort, when it's possible we can upgrade the hotels with 3/4 * category (supplement applied).

Hotel Beau Séjour - Seyssel
Hotel Domaine des Cèdres - Villebois
Hotel la Bérangère - Perouges
practical info

Departures on friday, saturday or sunday from  April 5th to 31st October 27th

The international Geneva Airport is served by a large number of scheduled and low cost airlines. Also, possibility of arrival in Lyon Airport. From Lyon you can take a train to Geneva.

You can get to Geneva by train. For time tables and further information look at the website of the SBB

https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html

On the end of your trip you can take a train from Lyon. For time tables and further information look at the website of the SNCF or TER-SNCF

https://en.oui.sncf/en/?redirect=yes

Included

What is included:

  • nights in double room in **/*** hotels, b&b with breakfast
  • luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • tourist tax
  • maps and detailed description of the itienerary
  • Medical and luggage travel insurance
  • 24h phone assistance

 

What is not included:

  • Transfers to the starting location and from the arrving location of the tour
  • trais, busses or any trasponrt wherever necessary
  • lunches and dinners, if not otherwise stated
  • visits and entrance fees - tips
  • personal expense

Optional services

These services can be added to the ones included in the base price of the tour:

  • single room supplement
  • upgrade supplement hotels 3/4
  • additional nights
  • transfer from the train station to your hotel and transfer back from your last accomodation
  • hybrid bike rental
  • e-bike supplement

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