Landscape
Suspension bridge in La Voulte-sur-Rhone
Grapevine
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Geneva - Lyon

Rhône Cycle Path I.

World-famous Geneva is the starting point for your tour. The fountain in Lake Geneva salutes you and bids farewell as you leave Switzerland and embark on a cycling tour which could not be more varied. Constantly accompanied by the river Rhône, you either cycle directly along the riverbank or sometimes the route takes you away for a while and leads you through charming villages, sunflower fields and vineyards. Once the mighty Mont Blanc disappears into the horizon, you dive deeper into the French ambience and you will be drawn into their ‚savoir-vivre’. A glass of wine, freshly baked baguette and time to enjoy it all – this is the genuine ‚French way of living’ ...

Medium

Medium
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

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.

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.

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.

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.

After the breakfast individual departure or extension of the trip. Furthermore we recommend the connecting tour from Lyon to Orange.

Tour character

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.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 14, 2019 - May 11, 2019
Sep 30, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Arrival: Wednesday, Sunday
Season 2
May 12, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019
Sep 9, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
Arrival: Wednesday, Sunday
Season 3
Jun 23, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019
Arrival: Wednesday, Sunday
Geneva - Lyon, 7 days, FR-RORGL-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
635,00
270,00
685,00
270,00
735,00
270,00
Season 1
Apr 14, 2019 - May 11, 2019
Sep 30, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Season 2
May 12, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019
Sep 9, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
Season 3
Jun 23, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019
Geneva
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Lyon
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
110,00
160,00
60,00
95,00
110,00
160,00
60,00
95,00
110,00
160,00
60,00
95,00
Price
Rental bike 21-gear
Rental bike 7-gear
Electric bike
80,00
80,00
180,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or extensive breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Well developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German; English, French - with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer by minibus to Geneva every Saturday, costs € 90 per person incl. your bike, to be paid for at the time, reservation is necessary

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Geneva train station
  • Geneva airport
  • Multi-story car park, costs approx. € 22 per day, car park at the periphery, costs approx. € 10 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary
  • Good train connections from Lyon to Geneva

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

 

This tour has 1 more variation

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Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
James Macky NZ | 08.07.2017
Such Beautiful Scenery!
We did this tour in early June, and the scenery between Geneva and Lyon was exceptionally beautiful - all the fruit trees laden with cherries, the fields all fresh and green with new shoots of grains and sunflowers and corn... And the mountains and the valleys and the riverbank - it was just a superb and varied countryside in which to bike.The Eurobike bikes were very good - strong and sturdy with good gears and the chain never came off once! The hotels were all clean, welcoming and fresh. As I've always said, a welcoming happy two star hotel can be far more pleasant to stay in than a cold, snobby five star one. All the hotels on this journey were friendly and generous and we were happy in each one.Luckily for us, the weather was very good. We had one day of rain - well, just in the morning - so it was easily avoided. The temperatures were mild and easy - this was just before that terrible heat wave!
3 stars
Manfred Vesper | 24.05.2017
Anspruchsvolle Radtour
Unsere Erwartungen waren aufgrund der deutschen Radwege zu hoch. Die Via-Rhona ist kein durchgängiger Radweg. Oft werden Straßen mit Autoverkehr benutzt deren Autofahrer nicht besonders fahrradfreundlich sind. Die Tour ist anstrengend und schön. Wir sind beeindruckt von dem Rhônetal.
Eurofun Touristik GmbH answered:
Eurobike - Gudrun
Sehr geehrter Herr Vesper,Vielen Dank für Ihre Hinweise zur Radtour. Es freut mich sehr, dass Sie eine tolle Radtour erlebt haben!Es stimmt schon: die französischen Radwege sind generell noch nicht so gut ausgebaut wie jene in Deutschland, Österreich oder der Schweiz. Wir hoffen sehr, dass die Via Rhona in naher Zukunft ganz auf Radwegen zu befahren ist.Herr Vesper, ich bedanke mit für Ihre Kritik und würde mich freuen, Sie bald wieder auf einer unserer Radtouren begrüßen zu dürfe! Mit freundlichen Grüßen aus Obertrum am See,Gudrun
4 stars
Kurt Zaugg CH | 20.05.2017
Genf - Lyon, entlang der Rhône

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