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Rhône cycle path

From Geneva to Lyon

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’ ...

France

Easy to Moderate

  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Meike Engling

Tourenverlauf

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. (approx. 60 km)

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. (approx. 60 km)

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. (approx. 25 km)

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 Meximieux. This little town is connected via a footpath with the romantic perched village of Pérouges, located below. Due to its amazing historic village centre, Pérouges is considered one of the most beautiful villages in France. (approx. 70 km)

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. (approx. 50 km)

We recommend the connecting tour from Lyon to Orange.

Charakteristik

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.

Karte Radtour Rhone Genf-Lyon
Radurlaub Deutschland

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 15, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Oct 1, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018
Wednesday and Sunday
Season 2
May 14, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
Sep 3, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
Wednesday and Sunday
Season 3
Jun 25, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018
Wednesday and Sunday
Rhône, Genf-Lyon, 7 days, FR-RORGL-07X
Base price
Surcharge sgl room
620,00
270,00
670,00
270,00
720,00
270,00
Season 1
Apr 15, 2018 - May 13, 2018
Oct 1, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018
Season 2
May 14, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
Sep 3, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
Season 3
Jun 25, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018
Genf
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
7-gear bike
7-gear mens bike
21-gear unisex
21-gear mens bike
E-bike
80,00
80,00
80,00
80,00
180,00
Price
Transfer
90,00

Services & Extras

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or extensive breakfast
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Good developed route
  • Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Service hotline

Arrival and Departure

  • Geneva train station
  • Geneva airport
  • Return transfer by minibus to Geneva every Saturday at noon, costs € 90 per person incl. your bike, reservation is necessary
  • Good train connections from Lyon to Geneva

Parking

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

This tour has 1 more variation

Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
Theo Wirth CH | 30.06.2018
Radreise Genève-Lyon
Das hervorragende Wetter hat das seine zu einer eindrücklichen Reise beigetragen. Der Gepäckservice war hervorragend und hat einwandfrei geklappt. Dass dann teilweise das Gepäck bereits im Zimmer deponiert war, war ein sehr geschätzter Service. Leider waren nicht alle e-bikes in einem guten Zustand. Bei einem Rad konnte nach 2 Tagen der 8. Gang nicht mehr gewählt werden. Bei einem funktionierte die Schaltung nicht einwandfrei, sodass jeweils die Unterstützung ausgeschaltet und wieder eingeschaltet werden musste. Mit scheint auch, dass die Bikes bereits einiges auf dem Buckel haben. Meines z.B. hatte mehr als 5'500 km. Für ein wirkliches Fahrvergnügen sollten die e-bikes einwandfrei funktionieren. Es sollte ähnlich wie bei einem Mietauto sein einer renommierten Vermietungsfirma. Die Autos weisen bei der Uebernahme einen tiefen km Stand auf. Die Stecken waren teilweise "schlecht" markiert mit den "E" Zeichen. Ich bin mir bewusst, dass diese von Dritten entfernt werden können. Trotzdem wäre es teilweise hilfreich wenn auf einer geraden Strecke eine Bestätigung markiert werden würde. Wenn der km Zähler am morgen nicht auf "Null" gestellt wird ist es teilweise schwierig sich in der Tourenbeschreibung zurecht zu finden.
Marscha Büsing
Marscha Büsing answered:
Elektroräder
Hallo Herr Wirth, es ist erstmal schön zu hören, dass Ihnen die Radreise gefallen hat. Jedes unserer Räder wird nach jeder Reise gewartet und geputzt, daher sind unsere Leihräder in gutem Zustand. Dennoch kann es natürlich passieren, dass vor Ort etwas nicht so läuft wie geplant, besonders auch mit Leihrädern. Besonders liegt uns natürlich die Sicherheit und auch das Fahrvergnügen am Herzen. Wir werden Ihren Anmerkungen auf jeden Fall nachgehen. Danke für Ihre Rückmeldung!

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