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France Bicycle Tour: Geneva to Lyon on the Via Rhôna
The “Via Rhona” project is a bicycle path connecting Lake Léman (Geneva) to France’s Mediterranean beaches. The project is still a “work in progress,” but it is a huge accomplishment for France — and an incredible boon for the people who love France (and French Switzerland, of course). If you’re dreaming of la bonne vie but are short on time, this 6-day cycling itinerary is the perfect fit! This tour runs from Geneva, Switzerland to Lyon in France.
- CategoryFor Families
- Duration6 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level2 - Novice
- Activity Level2 - Moderate
- Elevation2 - Moderate
- Distance125.5 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance31.4 miles
Where does the tour start and finish?
The tour starts in Geneva, Switzerland and ends in Lyon, France. Fly into Geneva International Airport (GVA) and out of Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS).
How long is the tour?
The tour is 6 days long with 4 days of cycling.
What's the tour like?
This is an ideal tour for riders who want to be active yet experience a leisurely tour. Except for the 68km (42mi) ride on day 4, the daily rides never exceed 62km (39mi). The route covers mostly gentle terrain with a few low-grade climbs — they can be done slowly and steadily in a low gear, at a French pace! This tour has been specially designed for families and nature lovers. The low daily mileage will allow you to have total freedom to set your own pace and enjoy the sites and activities listed in your route notes (farms, cruises, wine tasting, etc.).
Can I have my own room?
The tour price is based on two people sharing a room. If you'd like your own room then a single supplement applies.