2021
The Rhône Cycle Path from Lake Geneva to Lyon

The Rhône Cycle Path from Lake Geneva to Lyon

Lake Geneva, Mont Blanc and vineyards

 Geneva – Champagneux – Lyon

  • Lake Geneva
  • Mont Blanc
  • Historic Town Center in Lyon
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○

days
7

km / day avg.
55

This tour takes you from Lake Geneva to Lyon along the Rhone. Past mighty mountains, soft hills and sun-drenched vineyards you will cycle through some of the most beautiful villages in France until you reach the capital of delicacies. Culture won´t be neglected, due to the many historical buildings, some of which originate from Roman times and the beautiful historical town centres, several of which, like Lyon, are  UNESCO world heritage sites. Despite several small inclines this journey along the Rhone cycle path is suitable for beginners.

The Rhône Cycle Path from Lake Geneva to Lyon
  • Booking code
    FR-ROGL6
  • Start / Destination
    Geneva / Lyon
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 265 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 25 and 70 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
Cathedral St. Peter in Geneva
Cathedral St. Peter in Geneva

Day 1: Individual arrival in Geneva

Geneva, beautifully located at the southern end of Lake Geneva, greets its visitors with the famous water fountain Jet d`Eau as well as an historical city centre. Immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan city life, where you can find art in every corner. Geneva is the seat of many international organisations and corporations and half the population is from all over the world. This gives the city an unmistakable flair.

Seyssel
Seyssel

Day 2: Geneva – Seyssel, approx. 60 km

This leg of the tour follows the Rhone. You will cycle between the Alps and the French Jura Mountains and then cross a mountain range by cycling through a very narrow valley in the  Dèfilè de l`Ècluse. The view of the Savoy Alps and the Mont Blanc will enchant you again and again. Today´s destination Seyssel is characterized by two suspension bridges, which connect the pretty houses to the right and the left of the Rhone.

Chanaz

© Chanaz

Day 3: Seyssel – Champagneux, approx. 60 km

The cycle tour will take you through the Savoy Alps, steeped in history as ancestral homeland of the Italian kings and is known for its good wines. Chanaz has a pretty historical town centre originating from the 15th and 16th century. You can taste excellent wines everywhere, before reaching today´s destination.

Scenic view above the Rhône valley
Scenic view above the Rhône valley

Day 4: Excursion to Rochefort, approx. 25 km

Take a trip today to the viewing platform of Rochefort. This cycling tour promises a unique cycling backdrop as you pass fertile orchards and the imposing Château de Mandrin.  Arriving back at Champagneux you can round off your day relaxing on the hotel sun terrace.

Rhône river near Meximieux
The Rhône river near Meximieux

Day 5: Champagneux – Pérouges, approx. 70 km

Today´s leg of the tour is relaxed – you will cycle along quiet paths off the beaten track to the harbour of Briord. From there you will take narrow paths along the river to Pérouges, where you will spend the night. This village is said to be one of the most beautiful in France, due to its dreamy historical village centre.

Rhône-Promenade in Lyon
Rhône-Promenade in Lyon

© Atout France / Fabian Charaffi

Day 6: Pérouges – Lyon, approx. 50 km

Over a ridgeway track and on flat cycle paths your tour will take you straight to Lyon. The trade of the silk weavers and the following richness of the city can still be seen in the historical city centre, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Spoil yourself in the capital of culinary delicacies and enjoy your last day at the Rhone.

Place Bellecoeur, Lyon
Place Bellecoeur, Lyon

© Atout France / Jean François Tripelon-Jarry

Day 7: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast your cycle tour along the Rhone cycle path comes to an end. If you wish we can extend your stay in Lyon.

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival On Wednesdays and Sundays from Sun, 04/11/2021 - 00:00 to Sun, 10/10/2021 - 00:00Early booking discount: -15 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Basic Price

Season A

11.04. - 05.05.
30.09. - 10.10.

Season B

06.05. - 16.06.
13.09. - 29.09.

Season C

17.06. - 12.09.

Single room supplement 269

All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 2*/3* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Lyon
  • GPS-Data available upon request
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not inlcuded is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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For our younger cyclists

Due to the altitude profile we don't recommend this tour for children.

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Additional bookable services

All prices are per person

Additional fee single room

269 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Lyon

65 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Genf

109 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Lyon

109 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Genf

159 €

Return transfer incl. bike, Lyon – Genf

95 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
75 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
175 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes (men’s bikes from 1.80 m)
  • 21-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (men’s bikes from 1.80 m)
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit

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Rental Bike

7- or 21-gear Rental Bike

75 €

E-bike

175 €

The Rhône Cycle Path from Lake Geneva to Lyon
  • Booking code
    FR-ROGL6
  • Start / Destination
    Geneva / Lyon
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 265 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 25 and 70 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Parking information
    Parking garage in Geneva, approx. 15 € / night, payable on site.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Returning to Geneva
    Optional: travel by chartered minibus (Saturday only), payable on site. Please include this option in you original booking.
    If you do not want to continue your journey directly after the transfer, you can book additional nights in Geneva.
    You can also book the transfer from Lyon to Geneva before the bike tour. So you can continue your tour from Lyon right after the tour. Please write your booking request in the online booking form in the free text field.
    Alternative: Travel by train (on your own initiative), direct connections available every 2 hours, duration approx. 2 hours.
  • Note
    In France bicycle helmets are mandatory for children under 12 years of age. However, for safety reasons we generally recommend wearing a helmet.
  • Own bikes
    If you do not need a rental bike, please indicate in the booking form, whether you arrive with your own bike or your own E-Bike.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
7

km / day avg.
55