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Via Rhôna: Ride the Via Rhona to Lyon

Cyclomundo offers a self-guided cycling trip along the Via Rhona from Geneva to Lyon 6 days bike rental + 1 night in Lyon
Starts any day except Sunday from April through October 2019.
Trip starts from Geneva and ends in Lyon
Geneva is serviced by low-cost airlines such as Easyjet or Adria Airways
Accommodation for the last night in a 3-star property in Lyon.
Level: 2/3 (Easy/Moderate)
From 285 euros per person sharing a double room
Minimum 2 riders required for this tour

Via Rhôna: Ride the Via Rhona to Lyon at your own pace

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long sections of the ride are done on the traffic-free bike route
Most of the riding takes place on traffic-free bikeways
On this tour, we stress the cultural and gastronomic heritage of every area

Long before rickety railways and rushing roads, the Rhône River connected the region’s most important cities. Consequently, this dazzling azure artery, stealthily snaking through the Swiss Alps into southern France, is home to a wealth of quaint villages, historic chateaux and spectacular scenic spots. The “Via Rhôna” project is a bicycle path created from Lake Geneva to France’s Mediterranean beaches. The project is still “in progress” but it is a huge accomplishment for France as it currently includes 700 km (435 miles) of cycling path and runs through 12 different French counties.

We happen to think this makes for a perfect cycling tour!

This trip will allow you to take in everything between the Rhône’s two major cities, Geneva in Switzerland and Lyon in France. The tour serves up the very best the Rhône has to offer along the way: from historic forts and Roman ruins to glistening lakes and parkland panoramas. Best of all, the dramatic mountain scenery is enjoyed along a smooth route, making it the ideal tour for leisure riders.

Before setting out on your adventure, you’ll meet one of our team in Geneva who will provide you with your rental bikes as well as a roadbook and GPS to help you navigate. After that, it’s up to you how you want to organize your rides! At the end of your trip, you’ll spend a night (or more) in beautiful Lyon, gastronomic capital of France.

Note that unlike our self-guided and guided tours, this trip does not include luggage transfers or accommodations (except for the night in Lyon.) Therefore, you are the architect of your own fantastic cycling tour.

If you want to buy a package from us, have a look at our 5 night/6 day self-guided Via Rhona Tour which follows the same itinerary from Geneva to Lyon.

You can learn more about the ViaRhôna route at:

With this new package we provide bike rental for maximum 6 days from Geneva to Lyon, route notes, GPS unit and the last night's accommodation in Lyon. Luggage transfers between Geneva and Lyon aren't included and you have to schedule your accommodation to design the tour you want.
Booking & Pricing
From 285 euros per person sharing a double room. Single supplement is 90 euros.
A minimum of 2 riders is required for this tour.

This price includes :

  • Hybrid bike rental (max. 6 days including pick-up and drop-off days)
  • 1 night's accommodation in Lyon in a 3-star hotel (breakfast included)
  • Route notes
  • GPS unit (subject to availibility)
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep's mobile number)
  • All tax and service charges

This price does not include:

  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Other accommodations
  • Luggage transfers
  • Meals (except the breakfast in Lyon)
For further information or reservations:
Please book online or contact us at your earliest convenience as this trip is subject to hotel availability.
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