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Geneva to Lyon 8-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 2

  • 8days
  • Switzerland

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Rhone cycle path Self-guided Cycling Tour Geneva to Lyon

World-famous Geneva is the starting point for your tour. The fountain in Lake Geneva salutes you and bids farewell as you leave Switzerland and embark on a cycling tour which could not be more varied. Constantly accompanied by the river Rhône, you either cycle directly along the riverbank or sometimes the route takes you away for a while and leads you through charming villages, sunflower fields and vineyards. Once the mighty Mont Blanc disappears into the horizon, you dive deeper into the French ambience and you will be drawn into their ‚savoir-vivre’. A glass of wine, freshly baked baguette and time to enjoy it all – this is the genuine ‚French way of living’

Tour character: Level 2

On day 1 and day 3 there are a few longer ascents to be tackled. On all other stages the terrain is nearly flat throughout and easy to cycle on. Except for a few interruptions, the Rhône-cycle path is well constructed and it is a perfect example of signposting and routing.

Included in the Geneva to Lyon Cycling Tour:

  • 7 overnights in quality accommodation with private bathroom
  • Breakfast buffet or extensive breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Well developed route
  • Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • GPS-data is available and app navigation
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Service hotline

Not included

  • Arrival and departure
  • Costs for parking
  • City tax
  • Transfers
  • Optional sightseeings
  • Extra nights 
  • City maps
  • Travel Insurance and costs of the private requirements

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Geneva train station
  • Geneva airport
  • Good train connections from Lyon to Geneva
  • Good train connection to Geneva. Chargeable parking outside the centre, approx. € 25,- per day, payable on site, no reservation possible 
  • Chargable private parking at the hotel, costs approx. 25 EUR,- per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary

Notes:

  • Extra night in Geneva: From 120 EUR p.p (double) or 200 EUR (single)
  • Extra night in Lyon: From 86 EUR p.p (double) or 156 EUR (single)
  • This tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
  • No minimum number of participants is required for this tour.

If you would like to hire a bike (159 EUR) or E-bike (269 EUR) please contact our office when booking [email protected] 

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Geneva

    Enjoy your stay at the harbour in Geneva with its famous water fountain ‚Jet d’ Eau’ and in the picturesque old part of town of the ‚smallest metropolis in the world’ – with its cosmopolitan flair and brimming with art and vitality.

  • Day 2

    Geneva – Seyssel approx.60 km

    You leave Geneva and follow the river Rhône through the Défilé de l´Écluse, a narrow river passage through the mountains. Only after just a few kilometres, you cycle along the first vineyards and your gaze fixes on the mountains of the Savoyer Alps and Mont Blanc. Today’s destination is Seyssel, where two suspension bridges connect the pretty houses and squares on the left and right hand-side of the river Rhône.

  • Day 3

    Seyssel – Champagneux approx. 60 km

    On either side of the river Rhône vineyards rise up steeply. You however cycle on flat terrain along the riverbank and enjoy the view. We suggest you have your first break in Chanaz with its charming houses dating back to the 15th and 16th century and its restaurants located directly at the edge of the canal. Afterwards the river Rhône breaks up and you follow the Western branch until Champagneux.

  • Day 4

    Panorama-Trip Champagneux approx. 25 km

    Today you cycle on remote country lanes up to the viewing plateau of Rochefort. Past the Château de Mandrin the route leads you through orchards to marvellous panoramic views. Back at the hotel, you can enjoy the sun terrace, the indoor pool or the renowned restaurant with its French delicacies.

  • Day 5

    Champagneux – Meximieux approx. 70 km

    The Rhône cycle path takes you directly along the riverbank through the harmonious border scenery between Ain and Isère. In Perrozan you leave the river and cycle through little hamlets with medieval flair until today’s destination Meximieux. This little town is connected via a footpath with the romantic perched village of Pérouges, located below. Due to its amazing historic village centre, Pérouges is considered one of the most beautiful villages in France.

  • Day 6

    Round trip - Meximieux/ Pérouge region. 60km

    Today's circular tour goes through the Dombes pond landscape, to Notre Dame Abbey and Villars de Dombes. Another overnight stay in Pérouges/Meximieux

  • Day 7

    Meximieux – Lyon approx. 50 km

    You cycle on remote paths through lush meadows and fields back to the river Rhône. Now you follow the riverbank along the well-constructed cycle path all the way into the centre of Lyon. Since 1998 the old part of town is part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Marvel at the numerous architectural highlights and enjoy your final evening in one of the countless exquisite restaurants.

  • Day 8

    Departure or extension of your stay

    We recommend the connecting tour from Lyon to Orange.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Apr 21 2024 Apr 28 2024 12 Single rooms 1,388€
Double rooms 1,039€
Apr 28 2024 May 05 2024 12 Single rooms 1,388€
Double rooms 1,039€
May 05 2024 May 12 2024 12 Single rooms 1,488€
Double rooms 1,139€
May 12 2024 May 19 2024 12 Single rooms 1,488€
Double rooms 1,139€
May 19 2024 May 26 2024 12 Single rooms 1,488€
Double rooms 1,139€
May 26 2024 Jun 02 2024 12 Single rooms 1,488€
Double rooms 1,139€
Jun 02 2024 Jun 09 2024 12 Single rooms 1,488€
Double rooms 1,139€
Jun 09 2024 Jun 16 2024 12 Single rooms 1,488€
Double rooms 1,139€
Jun 16 2024 Jun 23 2024 12 Single rooms 1,548€
Double rooms 1,199€
Jun 23 2024 Jun 30 2024 12 Single rooms 1,548€
Double rooms 1,199€
Jun 30 2024 Jul 07 2024 12 Single rooms 1,548€
Double rooms 1,199€
Jul 07 2024 Jul 14 2024 12 Single rooms 1,548€
Double rooms 1,199€
Jul 14 2024 Jul 21 2024 12 Single rooms 1,548€
Double rooms 1,199€
Jul 21 2024 Jul 28 2024 12 Single rooms 1,548€
Double rooms 1,199€
Jul 28 2024 Aug 04 2024 12 Single rooms 1,548€
Double rooms 1,199€
Aug 04 2024 Aug 11 2024 12 Single rooms 1,548€
Double rooms 1,199€
Aug 11 2024 Aug 18 2024 12 Single rooms 1,548€
Double rooms 1,199€
Aug 18 2024 Aug 25 2024 12 Single rooms 1,548€
Double rooms 1,199€
Aug 25 2024 Sep 01 2024 12 Single rooms 1,548€
Double rooms 1,199€
Sep 01 2024 Sep 08 2024 12 Single rooms 1,548€
Double rooms 1,199€
Sep 08 2024 Sep 15 2024 12 Single rooms 1,548€
Double rooms 1,199€
Sep 15 2024 Sep 22 2024 12 Single rooms 1,548€
Double rooms 1,199€
Sep 22 2024 Sep 29 2024 12 Single rooms 1,488€
Double rooms 1,139€
Sep 29 2024 Oct 06 2024 12 Single rooms 1,488€
Double rooms 1,139€
Oct 06 2024 Oct 13 2024 12 Single rooms 1,388€
Double rooms 1,039€

Car rental in Switzerland

If you prefer to drive yourself but would like to follow our itineraries and hotel choices we can help you with a brand new Renault vehicle - minimum 21 days - and have your itineraries and hotels ready for you.

Please email [email protected] for your choice of vehicle and pick-up and drop-off points in European countries.

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