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ViaRhôna, roaming along the Rhône river

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Family cycling trips

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’.

For a successful family cycling trip:

  • Opt for stretches of greenways, presented under the section ‘Special Family-friendly Options’ (which you can access via the Home Page) and indicated in green on the maps of ViaRhôna’s sections and stages.
  • Start with short, easy stages for the children.
    Fifteen to 25 km in a day is a reasonable distance to start off with.
  • Prepare your cycling trip carefully in advance.
    Good preparation generally helps avoid any nasty surprises along the route. Also check the weather forecast closely before heading out.
  • Stop regularly for a rest.
    Plan for visits and activities along ViaRhôna – there’s a great choice.
  • Take water and energy foods with you.
  • Inform your children of the safety regulations they must respect.
    Respect the highway code. Remember to cycle on the right-hand side, to look straight ahead and anticipate, and to stop at all junctions.
  • It is possible to rent trailers or a third wheel for a trailer.
    This is much more comfortable and more fun than travelling with a child seat or baby seat.
  • Check that all bikes are in a good state of repair, for you and your child or children.
  • Check that the size of bike is right for each child.