The Viarhona bike

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Themes : nature, relaxation, family, bike,

The Viarhona is a cycling route along the Rhone which connects on nearly 700 kilometres from Geneva to the Mediterranean Sea. This "Green Lane" which runs along the Rhône to join Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean skirting the Rhone. Can roll closer to the Rhône and riding the rhythm of the river for a ride bike.
Browse through this path of civilizations over 2,000 years of history, between the Mediterranean and Europe. Landscapes, cities and villages, vineyards and gastronomy will parade to the beat of crossed territories.

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The stages
Geneva houses 200 international organizations and the Office of the United Nations (UN). It is also a city of culture, a high place of finance and international trade, the headquarters of many multinational companies, perfume and prestige watches.
Listed among the "most beautiful Villages of France", the medieval city of Pérouges, is an ancient city of weavers. The internal architecture is typical of the era of the middle ages with homes dating back to XVth and XVIth centuries with cobble streets and a fortified church.
Since the first century BC, Lyon has experienced war, growth, decline and prosperity. It was the ecclesiastical, industrial city and silk city. The Medieval quarters and revival of old Lyon is inscribed as the UNESCO World Heritage.
Vienna, the ancient Gallo-Roman city, is classified "City of Art and history". It has more than 40 historic monuments and museums. The Roman Theatre, the garden of Cybele, the cloister Saint-André-le-Bas are historical places to discover.
Installed on the edge of the Rhône, facing the vineyards of Tain-l'Hermitage, the small town of Tournon-sur-Rhône is dominated by the imposing Castle. Le Mastrou is a tourist railway of 28 km with famous Mallet steam locomotives which links Tournon-sur-Rhône in Lamastre.
Valencia is built in terraces on the left bank of the Rhône. It has kept its charm and authenticity. Its colourful markets, its gardens and its inviting pedestrian streets announce the start of the Provence. Classified 'Cities and countries of art and history' Valencia boasts a glorious past.
Tain - l'Hermitage
Located in the heart of the Valley of the Rhône, Tain - l'Hermitage is nested in its vineyard at the foot of the famous "coteaux de l'Hermitage. It is also the city of the famous chocolate factory of Valrhona .
The crocodile farm
Unique in Europe, the crocodile farm consists of a landscaped of 8000 m² greenhouse in which freely evolve more than 400 animals: 9 species of crocodiles, giant tortoises Seychelles and Galapagos and tropical birds.
Montélimar is the capital of nougat and the "Porte de la Provence". It is a small cosy city with its pedestrian streets and its small squares. It has a diverse heritage and many shops.
The ancient theatre of Orange is the best preserved of all the Roman Empire, it is classified under the Unesco heritage. In the old town of Orange, we discover its rich historical and architectural, as an open door on the charm of Provence.
Avignon, the Unesco World Heritage-listed town was the seat of the papacy in the 14th century. The Popes Palace dominates the town, the famous bridge of Avignon on the Rhone, the Petit Palais and the Romanesque Cathedral Notre-Dame-des-Doms form a unique monumental ensemble.
Between legends and history, Tarascon is famous for the royal castle of good King René Provence and Tartarin of Tarascon the hero of Alphonse Daudet. This beautiful Provençal town preserves testimonies of the great architectural periods ranging until the classical period.
Arles is classified city of art and history and its Roman and Romanesque monuments are inscribed on the list of world heritage of Unesco. Located at the gateway to the Camargue Arles has retained its traditions: the ferias, Camargue races, the International Festival of photography and its market.
The Camargue
Camargue extends on a surface of 85'000 hectares in the Rhône delta. It is a land of vast flat and wild unique in Europe. Included in the Unesco World Heritage, it is also a showplace of Provencal culture and original high quality space.