This is one of the most physically-demanding ViaRhôna stages, with some steep slopes on the Swiss side. Between Verbois and La Plaine choose between a more strenuous route along a road, or an easier one taking you along a small track (a hybrid bike is recommended) through a bird reserve. In Switzerland, follow the signs for ‘1 Rhône Route‘.From Valleiry, on the French side, follow the temporary signs indicating ‘Du Léman à la Méditerranée’. Take great care approaching Vulbens on the D 1206 road.
Railway stations :
In switzerland/ CFF
Geneva : TGV (high speed train), RE : Cornavin railway station (main station) – Chêne-Bourg station- CFF station : shuttle train between the Geneva airport and the Geneva Cornavin train station.
Regionals stations :
CFF line: Geneva <> La Plaine <> Bellegarde : (Cointrin, Vernier-Meyrin, Zimeysa, Satigny, Russin, La Plaine et Pougny-Chancy)
In France / SNCF
TER (local services) line SNCF 34 : Bellegarde <> Geneva
Tourist Information Centres :
Don't miss :
Geneva: its historic old town; the cathedral; the Parc des Bastions gardens; the great fountain (jet d’eau) at the lake; the International Museum of the Reformation; the Patek Philippe Museum, on watch-making…
…plus Les Bains du Pâquis: a veritable bathing institution for the smart set in Geneva since 1872
Dardagny : a 13th-century château remodelled in the 17th century
Valleiry: Mont Vuache; the ‘Tour du Vuache à Vélo’ (cycling trail); the nature trail ‘De Nant en Rhône’
Geneva : one to three markets per day, check markets on this website
Valleiry : Sunday morning