* Via Rhôna Tour - Vienne

* Lyon Bike food & History Tour

 

* Via Rhôna Tour - Vienne

Duration & Distance:

2 options 1.5 hrs OR 2.5 hrs

1.5hr ride = 10 kms / 6.2 miles - 10m uphill.

2.5hr ride = 18.5 kms / 11.2 miles - 30m uphill.

The ride is basically flat and we ride at a leisurely speed.

Calender:  April - November

Meeting point: 

The tourism office of Vienne.

What you'll see: 

The Pyramid of Vienne, the banks of the Rhone river, the Reventin dam, the Ampuis cable ferry, the castle of Ampuis, the vineyards of Côte Rôtie and crop area of Ampuis and the jousting basin - scroll down to see a video and photos of the tour.

Starting point: 

Tourism office of Vienne - 50m from your boat.

 

VIDEO

PHOTOS

Crop area Ampuis
Chateau of Ampuis
The Rhone-Ampuis
Dam of Reventin
Ride end photo souvenir
Water jousting

On your comfortable 7 speed city bike or e-bike you'll discover, in order:-

  • the 'Pyramid' obelisk of Vienne - chariot racing circus

  • hydroelectric dam of Reventin

  • the cable ferry of Ampuis

  • Chateau of Ampuis

  • vineyards of Côte Rôtie

  • farm lands of Ampuis

  • water jousting basin of Ampuis

1.5 hr ride:

The ride starts at the tourist office of Vienne located just across the road from where your boat is berthed.

After just 1km we will stop to learn about the obelisk & the circus of ancient Vienna which stands in the 'Pyramid' quarter of Vienne. (We will also take this opportunity to check that you are comfortable on your bike and make any adjustments if need be).

 

We will then cycle for 4km along the left bank before stopping at the dam of Reventin. After crossing the dam we will stop on the right bank at the foothills of the vines of Cote Rotie and learn about the cable ferry of times gone by.

We will then cycle 1km before a pause at the entry to the Chateau of Ampuis and learn about the Guigal Family and their part in making the wines of Cote rotie as renowned as they are.

2.5 hour ride 

If you are on our 2.5hr ride then after the Chateau of Ampuis it's then on to the crop area of Ampuis where we'll find ourselves amongst a myriad of vegetables and fruits before returning via the water jousting basin to learn about this traditional sport.  We then head back to Vienne but via the right bank pausing across the river from Vienne giving you the opportunity to grab a photo of yourself with the town of Vienne and your boat in the background.

Map of the ride

 

* Lyon Bike food & History Tour

Duration & Distance:

- 3.5 hrs

- 12.5 km

The ride is basically flat and we ride at a leisurely speed.

Calender:  March - November

Meeting point: 

Le Bicycletterie, 16 rue romarin, Lyon.

What you'll see: 

Terraux Square, Jacobin Square, Celestin theatre, Bellecour Square, Hotel de Ville, Hotel Dieu, Banks of the Rhone rive (ViaRhona cycling path), Confluence museum, Confluence of the Rhone and Saone rivers, Confluence shopping district, St Paul, St Jean, Pralus pastry shop, Le Sirop De La Rue food store

Starting point - meet your guide here:

- La Bicycletterie, 16 rue romarin, Lyon (just a stones throw from Terraux Square at the bottom of Croix Rousse hill)

PHOTOS

Map of the ride

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