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ViaRhôna, roaming along the Rhône river

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20: ViaRhôna from Saint-Gilles to Aigues-Mortes

[ Cycle routes ViaRhôna, Lake Geneva <> Mediterranean sea ] [ ViaRhôna from Avignon to Sète , ViaRhôna Sud ]
  • 14 km
  • famille Level Family

The ViaRhôna route has been set up between Gallician and Aigues-Mortes. On this stage along a greenway, you cross a portion of the Camargue Gardoise (the western, Languedoc side of the Camargue). The flora and fauna are exceptional. You cycle along the former towpaths beside the Canal du Rhône à Sète, crossing through typical marshland to reach the splendid walled port of Aigues-Mortes, set amidst marshes, vineyards and saltpans. Take in these extraordinary landscapes from the top of the Tour Carbonnière, an historic guards’ tower. Two further cycling circuits starting from Gallician enable you to discover more of the surrounding vines, marshes and reedbeds.

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The route
Starting from the port of Gallician, a lovely tarmacked cycle track leads you safely as far as Aigues-Mortes.
At the junction with the D 46 road, make a little detour (of just 250m) to climb the Tour Carbonnière to make the most of the grand views over the Camargue Gardoise area.

 

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There’s a 7km-long tarmacked greenway between Gallician and Vauvert, going along beside the Canal du Bas-Rhône Languedoc
Starting from central Gallician, consider two discovery trails, cycling along on roads shared with motorized traffic, the Camargue Gardoise circuit covering 17km, Les Costières circuit 23km.


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SNCF train services

Vauvert train station

Aigues-Mortes train station

Ligne TER : Nîmes-Aigues-Mortes-Le Grau du Roi

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