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Geneva to Lyon Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | £709 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Visit world famous Geneva and the international buildings.
• Cross over the border from Switzerland.
• Ride past Mont Blanc in the Alps.
• End in Lyon – the gastronomic capital.

Cycle Route Profile

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 for signposting and routing. .

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Geneva

Enjoy your stay at the harbour in Geneva with its famous water fontain ‚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. One overnight in Geneva.

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. One overnight in Seyssel.

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. One overnight in 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. Further night in Champagneux.

Day 5: Champagneux – Pérouges 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 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. One overnight in Pérouges.

Day 6: Pérouges – 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. One overnight in Lyon.

Day 7: Departure or extension

We recommend the connecting tour from Lyon to Orange. The tour ends after breakfast. Individual return journey.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
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 for signposting and routing.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Geneva to Lyon tour stays in 3*** hotels as well as chambre d´hôte, 1 × 2** hotel next to the river Rhône. carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and service hotline.

The hotel list below is subject to change and should be used as a guide.
We will confirm the exact hotels prior to arrival.
Geneva to Lyon Sample Hotel List
Geneva Hotel les Nations
Seyssel Hotel Beau Sejour
Champagneux Hotel des Bergeronnettes
Perouges Le Grenier a Sel
Lyon Hotel Axotel Perrache


- Accommodation as already mentioned
– Breakfast buffet or extensive breakfast
– Personal welcome tour briefing (German, English)
– Detailed travel documents, route cards, route description, sight-seeing, telephone numbers (German, English, French)
– At best elaborated route
– Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
– GPS-Tracks on request available
– Rental bike insurance
– 7-day-service-hotline

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Rental Bike Information

Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes

We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.

The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.

About the bikes

You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.

Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.

You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.

Gear systems

7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.

21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.

Frame sizes

The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:

Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm

Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)

We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.


We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:

• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock

Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!

E-Bikes are available on this holiday. For more information about the benefits of E-Bikes, please find out more here

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Your Prices

Geneva to Lyon, 7 days, 6 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

2019 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 14.04. – 11.05.2019 | 30.09. – 13.10.2019
Season 2: 12.05. – 22.06.2019 | 09.09. – 29.09.2019
Season 3: 23.06. – 06.08.2019

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £709 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £749 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £799 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £259
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99

Extra Nights (Prices are per person per night)
Location | Price (DBL/BB) | Single Supplement (SGL/BB)
Geneva: £109 | £50
Lyon: £59 | £35

Calculate the cost of your cycling holiday

Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: 3*** hotels as well as chambre d´hôte, 1 × 2** hotel next to the river Rhône.

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
Contact us | F.A.Qs

Holiday Price: £709
Single Supplement: £259

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