CYCLING SEYSSEL TO LYON ON THE VIARHÔNA – 7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS

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LVVVR0701 - CYCLING FROM SEYSSEL TO LYON ON THE ViaRhôna (7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS) – $1272.00 per person - minimum 2 persons

Departure from Seyssel

Daily from 01 April to 31 October

 

Bike the ViaRhôna greenway, following a route travelled by successive civilisations for more than 2,000 years. Discover the Rhône River and its bordering regions. Between the Bugey and the Jura Mountains, you follow the winding river while watching the surrounding landscape. To end your journey, head toward Lyon and its famous courtyard passageways named "traboules".

Foodies, wine enthusiasts, history buffs, wildlife observers…the ViaRhôna destination is for you!

 

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1 Seyssel

Arrival in Seyssel, the history of the town is intimately linked with the Rhône notably through the inland waterways, important economic activity until the end of the 19th century.
Do not miss the Maison du Haut-Rhône to learn more about the history of the town and the Rhône.

 

Day 2 Seyssel – Belley 37km

Ride on small countryside roads that lead you to the picturesque town of Chanaz. Discover the treasures of the animated streets of this old harbour along the Canal de Savières.
Enjoy a beautiful bike path following the Lake of Massignieu beaches before reaching Belley, the home town of the famous French gourmet Brillat-Savarin.

 

Day 3 Belley – St-Genix-sur-Guiers 28km

Today you will meet two Rhône, the channelled and the wild river. At their junction, raise your head to admire the Chartreuse of Pierre Châtel, a former monastery from the 16th century.
The Murs-et-Gelignieux Lake offers an ideal setting to cool off before following your way to Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers, nicknamed the "city of the cake". For gourmets, it’s in this town that the famous brioche topped with pralines has been created!

 

Day 4 St-Genix s/Guiers - Montagnieu 37km

You leisurely follow the riversides of the wild Rhône, the bike path before crossing the river to reach Glandieu, a village nestled at the foot of the Massif du Bugey. A perfect photo break at the impressive 60-metre high waterfall, located right in the middle of the village!
Enjoy a break in a winery of Groslée to taste the Bugey wines. Then, take a little high to cross the village of Lhuis with its traditional Bugey houses.

 

Day 5 Montagnieu – Hières-sur-Amby 32km

The ride is punctuated of nice surprises like the former Gallo-roman aqueduct of Briarette, near to Briord. The edifice has been listed as a Historical Monument since 1904! Then, cross the Rhône to explore the incredible caves of La-Balme-les-Grottes.

 

Day 6 Hières-sur-Amby - Lyon 52km

This ViaRhôna stage cleverly links the parks and lakes of Greater Lyon, including at Le Grand Large and Miribel-Jonage. Then enjoy the magnificent cycle route through central Lyon, along the Rhône’s banks. Welcome in the "capital of the Gaul’s"!

 

Day 7 -Lyon 

Stroll through the medieval quarter of Vieux Lyon with its courtyard passageways, known as "traboules". Take a table in a "bouchon lyonnais" to taste the reputed gastronomy of Lyon. 

 

 

Included

- 6 nights’ accommodations and breakfasts in a 2 star hotel and 3 star B&B

- 5 day rental of a fully equipped bike (saddle bags, locks, toolkit)

- Luggage transport from one lodging to the other

- Road book with maps and descriptions of the routes and touristic leaflet

- Return of the bikes

- Local visitors' taxes

- Travel document: map, itinerary, practical information.

- 24/24 Help line

 

Excluded

- We can also provide the appropriate equipment for your children: baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.

- Electric bikes are available $48.00 (per person).

- 5 Dinners extra $184.00 p.p.

- Lunch

- Extra nights in Seysell and Lyon

 

 

Bikes

On arrival day, you will be provide a touring bike adjusted to your size, with front rack pack and integrated file compartment, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

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