Viarhona in LaveyronPatrick Gardin Tourist Office Portes de DrômArdèche le 22/04/2018 Laveyron, Drôme, France The ViaRhôna in Laveyron.
©The ViaRhôna in Laveyron. |Patrick Gardin
Itinerancy along the Rhône

The ViaRhôna

This greenway starts at Lake Geneva and ends at the Mediterranean Sea, passing through the Drôme and the Ardèche. You alternate between the right and left banks by crossing the different bridges that span the Rhône. The continuity of the circuit on the territory offers you beautiful strolls of one hour, two hours or one day.

La ViarhonaLa Viarhona
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Why borrow

La Viarhona

4 good reasons to take this greenway along the Rhone

#1one lane without traffic

This greenway is reserved for pedestrians, bicycles, rollerblades, people with reduced mobility…
No motor vehicle is allowed

#2along the Rhône

You follow the Rhône: peace and quiet along this majestic river

#3no difficulty

There is no difference in altitude and therefore no difficulty on this linear route along the Rhône.

#4landscapes and heritage

Admire architectural masterpieces (suspension bridge in Andance) and very varied landscapes (orchards, vineyards, hills…)

A course

ideal for families

Children will enjoy this no difficulty walk full of discoveries. Don’t hesitate to take breaks to admire the birds that populate the banks of the Rhone, the fauna (beavers, coypu, frogs), the flora… Depending on the season, you will cross orchards of apricot, peach or cherry trees. Explanatory panels mark out the course for a better understanding of the landscape. Do not hesitate to take your picnic, many places are arranged with benches, tables and dustbins.

And why not

boat and bike ?

An unforgettable moment on the water and by bike!
An original formula where you embark on the catamaran of the Canotiers du Rhône in Saint-Vallier or Tournon. After a cruise on the Rhône and a lock crossing in Gervans (impressive!), return to your starting point by bike along the Viarhona.
With your bike or by renting an electric bike on the boat!

Possibility to make only mini-cruises without bike
Activities possible from April to October only.

See the program

Bicycle route n°17

A European soft track

The largest greenway in Europe. An 850 km cycling route along the Rhône that starts at Lake Geneva and ends at the Mediterranean Sea. In Porte de Drôm-Ardèche, you will ride on the section n°12: from Sablons to Tournon through Saint-Rambert-d’Albon and Sarras.

ViaRhôna - La plus grande voie verte d'Europe
ViaRhôna - La plus grande voie verte d'Europe
ViaRhôna - La plus grande voie verte d'Europe

I prepare my course

I prepare my itinerary by reserving an accommodation, a restaurant, a visit that are within 5km of the Viarhona