Enjoy the sublime cycling
Pedal through the verdant scenery of the region
Explore France and French Switzerland by bike
Discover lots of fine and scenic viewpoints along the way
Bike the historic towns and villages of the region

France Bicycle Tour: Geneva to Lyon on the Via Rhôna

6 days
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$875 USD

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.

  • Category
    For Families
  • Type
  • Duration
    6 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    125.5 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    31.4 miles
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  • 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.

Overall Rating:
Hans Jorgen Woxen
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

The selfguided trip from Geneva at the first stages of Via Rhone, through a wonderful landscape and Seyssel, Chapagneux, Perouges to Lyon, the accommodation was splendid.