Rhone Cycle Route Viarhona on Eurovelo17
Duration All 1-4 days 5+ days
Level All Easy Leisure Fit Expert Aventure
Themes All Key figures of the ViaRhôna 815 km 56% on bicycle lanes 44% on small roads with low traffic 10 departments crossed: Haute-Savoie, Savoie, Ain, Isère, Rhône, Loire, Ardèche, Drôme, Vaucluse and Bouches-du-Rhône.
From the mountain to the sea, the purpose of the ViaRhôna is clear. Along the Rhône, the circuit begins at Lake Geneva and leads straight towards the Mediterranean Sea for more than 800km.
Throughout this route, the Rhône river guides you. The main axis between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, it was for 2000 years the vector of numerous commercial, cultural and religious exchanges. From the alpine landscapes to the plains of the Camargue, through the famous vineyards of the Rhône valley and its gastronomy, not to mention the lavender fields and the olive groves of Provence, your trip is punctuated by sensory discoveries. Do not hesitate, come and discover our cycling trips along the Rhône. Cities to visit on the ViaRhôna route Lyon Vienna Montelimar Orange Avignon Arles Sète Places to discover along the ViaRhôna Lake Geneva, one of the largest lakes in Europe Château Saint-Michel d’Avully in Brenthonne Sainte Marie abbey in Cruas The hills of the Rhône valley The Notre-Dame collegiate church and its cloister in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon The Palace of the Popes in Avignon The arenas of Arles The plains and ponds of Camargue The beaches of the Mediterranean Sea
“It was wonderful”
Hello again Nathalie (...) It was wonderful and we so appreciated everything you organized to make it so. (...) The hotel was first class, lovely comfortable room and delicious breakfast......5* (...) Your maps and directions were excellent and we only got lost a couple of times! Don't forget to tell your clients about the beautiful gardens....Le Jardins Botanique de la Boirie at Saint Pierre Ile d'Oleron. They are amazing and not to be missed! Journeys over the bridges were thrilling and we especially liked the Ile de Re....we might have to return there one day! Again our thanks Nathalie. We'll be in touch for next year. Sincerely, Brenda & Michael
“I will definitely recommend it”
It was a great experience and everything work according to the itinerary. I will definitely recommend it.
What we enjoyed the most : We loved all. The route is very well thought, the bike confortables and the hotel also. Tatiana (USA)
“An excellent experience”
It has been an excellent experience. Totally raw with the bicycles, everything was organized so well (bicycles, housings, local information to eating) that we enjoy every moment of the tour. The explanations of the first day on the part of the guide us turned out to be very useful and to know that always you could rely on the organization it allowed us to enjoy the trip. The tour, on there having no been rolled traffic, is most indicated for people that as us it cannot circulate in road with the bicycle. The way of sirga that accompanies on the channel of Nantes Brest is of a spectacular beauty. It seems of another time, to admire the flowers that adorn the exclusas of the Channel, the villages that you are, a marvel.
What more we estimate : All the explanations the day of delivery of the bicycles and of the documentation. The transport of suitcases and last day the taxi up to the village where we had to catch the bus. We come to France without having anything organized absolutely. Raul (Spain)
“Everything was perfect!”
Everything was perfect!
What we enjoyed the most : - Beautiful landscapes - Very nice people - Great food! Tamara (Slovenia)
“Wonderful cycling trip”
Dear Nathalie, We are back in Australia now and wish to thank you for organising our wonderful cycling trip Brest to Bordeaux. We finished the cycling part of our travels feeling very positive about Abicyclette and would recommend you highly to other travellers. We were impressed with the professionalism of your company and attention to detail. We felt confident in the ‘back up’ service and really appreciated your help with a few matters. In light of assisting you re future clients we would like to make the following comments: - the equipment (bikes, panniers, helmets etc) was excellent, being of very good quality - reliable and well maintained - our introductory session in Brest was excellent: Sebastian gave us his undivided attention and time, ensuring we were comfortable with the equipment, the route, etc - the GPS was great (...) - the accommodation was generally very good (...) We loved Brittany!! and would love to return!! Brittany is beautiful & perfect for a cycling holiday. (...) Cheers Deb (& Michael)
“Thoroughly enjoyed our cycling trip”
Hi David, Geoff and I are now back in Canada having thoroughly enjoyed our cycling trip. The bikes were excellent and we did not have any mechanical issues with them. They were a joy to ride. The daily distance was perfect for us as well. The paniers were also great and provided enough room for our daily needs. The accommodation was excellent and our bags were always ready when we arrived. We also took in many of your suggestions for places to eat and they were great recommendations. We ate well over the week with wonderful seafood. Thanks also for your assistance in getting us to Saint Malo and for assisting us retrieve our passports !! (...) Thanks again for a great week and all the best. I would recommend Abicyclette to others. Prudence
“What a wonderful trip”
Hi David Just wanted to mention again what a wonderful trip we had along the Loire in Brittany . We loved the food, and the itineraries were just right (...) Cheers Trevor
Now that we are home and recovering from jet lag we would like to thank you and Davide for making it such an enjoyable trip despite the rain. The routes were very carefully crafted and gave us good views on safe roads and trails. The GPS was very easy to follow (...). The bikes were very good and performed without problem and the panniers and handlebar bags were the best we have encountered. We think that the combination route that we created with your help gave us good variety in the time we had allowed ourselves. (...) We will certainly recommend Abicyclette to anyone interested in seeing Bretagne on a bike. (...) Thank you again for a wonderful trip. Will and Marilyn
Beautiful scenery, peaceful. No crowds. We are not regular cyclists and found cycling on canals with GPS easy and enjoyable
What we enjoyed the most : - Briefing at the beginning - Canals were beautiful, lovely and peaceful there is nothing like this in Australia Deb (Australia)
“We really enjoyed it”
We really enjoyed it. The distances were perfect for us and each day the bags arrived safely.
What we enjoyed the most : - The scenery was stunning. Rolling hills but nothing too steep or long - Bikes were comfortable and the hotels good in general - The bike man was very helpful Anne (UK)