You need a good-quality bike in a good state of repair to enjoy ViaRhôna’s greenways and cycle tracks. The type of bike you need depends on the type of usage to which you’ll subject your bike.
Find tourist offices by cycle stage, contact tourist information by county and region visited, useful addresses to prepare your trip or bike ride!
To make sure your cycling trip in France is a success, ensure that your bike is well prepared too. Respect the basic rules of cycling and don’t get caught out for lack of essential equipment. Then you’ll be able to enjoy the ViaRhôna route to the full.
To ensure a successful family cycling trip on ViaRhôna, especially if travelling with young children, follow the advice below and consult the section ‘Special Family-friendly Options’.
French regional (TER) trains, and other rail services, are useful for reaching points of departure or return on your cycle trip, for organizing weekend trips, or simply for shortening a stage.
Heading out independently by bike along the Rhône Valley makes for an exciting trip, enabling you to discover a wonderful variety of landscapes. Note that the ViaRhôna route isn’t yet complete and that certain stages are more physically demanding than others. Nevertheless, the cycle track is accessible to experienced cyclists who are well prepared. ViaRhôna makes for thrilling cycling.
Use the very useful functions of our roadbook facility to create your own tailormade cycle trip along ViaRhôna, adding useful addresses (for accommodation, sights to visit and other services) as you plan your trip in detail.