ViaRhôna: A New Way to Explore the Rhône – Alpes by Bike

Published on January 28, 2014
ViaRhôna: A New Way to Explore the Rhône – Alpes by Bike Rhône-Alpes fr


NEW YORK, NY, February 3, 2013 — Ideal for visitors wishing to escape from the hectic pace of city life, the ViaRhôna bike route is a new way to experience the Rhône-Alpes. Following the storied Rhône River, the route is a nearly 450 mile bike path which will eventually link Lake Geneva to France’s Mediterranean beaches with work slated to finish in 2016. Used by successive civilizations for over 2,000 years, the bulk of the path passes through the Rhône-Alpes traversing over 250 miles of the region, but also crosses Provence and the Languedoc-Roussillon, for 65 miles and 87 miles respectively. In spring 2014, 167 miles of the route will have been completed in the Rhône-Alpes.

Passing through some of France’s most beautiful landscapes, the route weaves through historic towns, villages, vineyards, mountains and more.  The route wends through a wide variety of scenery in the Rhône-Alpes from the rolling hills in the southern part of the region to the crystal-clear alpine lakes of the Alps to the vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône, where visitors can hop off their bikes to sample the region’s fine wine. 

Many tour operators have already started preparing trips on the ViaRhôna, including the American operator Cyclomundo who offers a seven-day self-guided tour from Geneva to Lyon. 

Please consult the website for more information. 

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