Home > Via Rhôna: Ride the Via Rhona to Lyon
Minimum 2 riders required for this tour. Solo Rider's price upon request.
Long before rickety railways and rushing roads, the Rhône River connected the region’s most important cities. Consequently, this dazzling azure artery, stealthily sneaking 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 with 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, the 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 days self-guided Via Rhona Tour which follows the same itinerary from Geneva to Lyon.
You can learn more about the ViaRhôna route at viarhona.com
For travel and cycling tips to the French Alps, visit our "Travel and cycling tips" section.
With this new package, we provide bike rental for a maximum of 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.
Accommodation for the last night in a 3-star property in Lyon.