VIARHÔNA BIKE TOUR

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VIARHÔNA BIKE TOUR

 
 
 

BUT WE ALSO CAN ORGANIZE IT ON PART OF THE ROUTE, THE ONE YOU CHOOSE, ON THE DATES YOU CHOOSE.
The ViaRhôna Bike Tour is therefore on a variable scale, organized according to your desires, your vacation availability and your physical condition.


Avoid the winter period November-March (risk of ice on the cycle path), and the summer period July-August south of Valence (very hot weather, risk of wind sometimes violent and annoying when cycling).

Check on the Road maps where you can join the group during the different stages of the ViaRhôna Tour.

Check meeting & leaving points, 

and how to get there.

ITINERARY DAY BY DAY

CYCLING LEVEL - COMPETE THE VIARHONA

Cycling level required

Difficulty level

Average distance per day

Average cyclist to 

Good cyclist

No particular technical difficulties

62.5 km / day

(not including biking city tours)

Average Speed

≈ 12 km/h to 20 km/h

ViaRhôna is mainly on paved roads : cycle paths, shared lanes and some secondary roads.

The few passages on dirt roads or paths, usually in forest or on towpaths along the river, are very practicable in VTC, and make the journey even more exciting.

Only the stage between Geneva and Seyssel has some climbs and descents, but nothing insurmountable.

Because of the daily frequence of the steps, a minimum of physical condition & resistance is needed. When booking two weeks for the ViaRhôna, you'll enjoy a resting day in Valence in the middle of the trip.

Check here the

altimetry and distance

day by day!

MEETING & LEAVING POINTS

 

 

WHEN WE REALIZE THE FULL BIKE TOUR OF VIARHÔNA, WE HAVE WEEKLY MEETING AND LEAVING POINTS IN GENEVA, VALENCE AND SÈTE, AS FOLLOWS...

WEEK 2

WEEK 3

WEEK 1

WEEK 4

GENEVA

MEETING POINT

VALENCE

LEAVING POINT

VALENCE

MEETING POINT

SÈTE

LEAVING POINT

VALENCE

LEAVING POINT

SÈTE

MEETING POINT

VALENCE

MEETING POINT

GENEVA

LEAVING POINT

Day 0 (Sunday) 

Day 7 (Sunday)

Day 7 (Sunday)

Day 14 (Sunday)

Day 21 (Sunday)

Day 14 (Sunday)

Day 21 (Sunday)

Day 28 (Sunday)

Our hotel in

 Geneva

Our hotel in

 Geneva

From 3 PM

Click here to check the transfer options to/from Geneva, Valence and Sète

Your guide is...

Leading the organization, your first interlocutor for any purpose.

Permanently in contact with the SLV for any customer need (itinerary monitoring, small repairs, recovery of tired cyclist, supply point management...) if you have chosen the SLV option.

Always with the group, he regulates cadence so that everyone can ride at his own pace.

Guide of the group during the city bike tours to see what is most interesting without loss of time.

OPTION : Support Logistic Vehicle (SLV) + Driver

LUGGAGE TRANSPORT

FOOD & BEVERAGE

SUPPLY

SECURED LOCKERS 

24/7

REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

  • The SLV follows the group on secondary roads, parallel to ViaRhôna paths, to provide all the necessary support to the group, for any case of emergency.

  • It has 2 front seats for tired bikers giving up during a stage, the so-called voiture-balai (tail car) as it exists on the Tour de France.

  • Last but not least… It will carry the wine you could purchase during tastings or visits in cellars along the ViaRhôna.

Support Logistic Vehicle Driver

The SLV driver is in charge of :

  • TAM (Transport - Assistance - Maintenance)

  • Logistic (Hotel Check-in & Check-out - Lunch, Food & Beverage supply)

  • Monitoring the itinerary (permanent contact with the bike guide)

  • Repair & Maintenance

IF YOU DO NOT CHOOSE THE SLV OPTION :

​We will assume all the functions (or almost ...) of the SLV and its driver : each biker will carry his own travel bag on the luggage rack of the bicycle, we will buy our picnic in the morning, we will call directly the SAMU in case of emergency, we will repair our bikes (if necessary) by ourselves or in nearby repair shops.

And we won't have a tail car, so we'll have to cycle through all the stages.
This is what most cyclists do on the ViaRhôna routes, so we can do it as well !

EQUIPMENT- LUGGAGE CHECKLIST

Provided equipment 

Bike Helmet

Rented VTC Bike

Goodies Kit

(waterproof windbreaker jacket, front handlebar bag, bicycle water bottles)

Checklist -essential items 

  • 2 cycling outfits : short (preferably padded on the buttocks) + jersey

  • 1 or 2 additional jerseys (preferably for cycling)

  • 1 or 2 sweat-absorbing sweat-shirts

  • 2 pairs of sneakers (preferably for cycling, but without tie-down clicks)

  • 1 or 2 pairs of gloves

  • Sunglasses and solar cream

  • Casual after-sport clothes

Personnal

baggage

With the SLV option, each biker is allowed to have :

  • 1 suitcase or travel bag (preferably with handle and wheels) + 1 small backpack.

  • We do NOT recommend that you take another bag or backpack on the bike itself.

  • If necessary, there is a laundry service (with washing and drying machines) provided by our hotel or nearby. 

DOCUMENTS & INSURANCE

During your journey, you must be in possession of :

Your valid Passport

Your usual insurance card (issued by your health insurance in your country of residence)

Your Shengen Space

insurance contract

(provided by us with your travel file)*

*The Shengen Space insurance policy :

 

Our package includes an individual Shengen Space insurance policy which is a complement to your health insurance in your country of residence.

Before your ViaRhôna journey, you must request an extension, for the duration of your stay, of the benefits of your health insurance to Shengen Space (or at least France + Switzerland if you start or finish in Geneva), if it is not already covered. 

 

*The other services are normally included in the Shengen Space insurance policy :

  • Emergency medical insurance (for medical visit and consultation, pharmacy, nursing, medical and surgical hospitalization costs)

  • Sending a medical doctor to you

  • Medical repatriation

  • Repatriation in the event of death

  • Additional stay expenses

  • Visit of a familiar

  • Early return (in the event of death or prolonged hospitalization of a family member or serious damage to your principal residence or business premises)

  • Criminal bail

  • Attorney fees

  • 24h information and medical advice

  • Transmission of urgent messages to/from your family or close friends

  • Assistance in case of loss or theft of ID or passport

ACCOMODATION

Premium quality accommodation in selected, nice and authentic hotels is part of our core value.

  • What about sleeping in rooms overlooking the river, literally by the water, giving the impression that you could almost dive into the water from your window ?

  • What about sleeping in spacious and comfortable rooms, furnished in the old-fashioned way, as did the dignitaries of the regime in the Middle Ages ?

  • Etc...

 

The accommodation is included in our All Inclusive packages, and corresponds to a standard of 3 star hotel in France.

We choose charming, lovely decorated hotels, which serve breakfast (and sometimes dinner), and whose rooms have good bedding and private bathroom and toilets.

CULTURAL VISITS

Get the information in detail about the cultural visits all along the trip… Let's Start !

GASTRONOMY & WINE TASTINGS

4 to 6 hours of cycling per day will burn calories and also open your appetite...

Take a look at some regional culinary specialties and fine local wines that you can taste along the ViaRhôna... 

Pre-Alps Valley

Cheeses (Comté, tomme de Savoie), charcuteries (Savoie smoked ham) and specialities made from them (fondue, raclette), lake fish (perch fillets), Saint-Genis cake... 

Geneva hinterland white wines, Bugey & Pays de Savoie wines (Roussette, Mondeuse).

PRICES & CONDITIONS

Prices 2020 per person

3 DAYS

ONE WEEK PACKAGE

TWO WEEKS PACKAGE

THREE WEEKS PACKAGE

FOUR WEEKS PACKAGE

All Inclusive

Not Included

CANCELLATION POLICY

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ViaRhôna is on flat ground (except some short climbs near Geneva), and low altitude, on exclusive cycle lanes or shared lanes.

All along the adventure, you will enjoy the comfort and security of a structured organization led by an experienced cycling guide, possibly assisted by an SLV and its driver if you choose this option.

THE PRESENTATION BELOW FOCUSES ON THE FULL BIKE TOUR OF VIARHÔNA (750 km between Geneva and Sète, or vice versa), spread over 13 days including 1 day of rest in Valence, an average of 62.5 km/day.

BUT WE ALSO CAN ORGANIZE IT ON PART OF THE ROUTE, THE ONE YOU CHOOSE, ON THE DATES YOU CHOOSE.


The ViaRhôna Bike Tour is therefore on a variable scale, organized according to your desires, your vacation availability and your physical condition.


Avoid the winter period November-March (risk of ice on the cycle path), and the summer period July-August south of Valence (very hot weather, risk of wind sometimes violent and annoying when cycling).

ROAD MAP

Check on the Road maps where you can join the group during the different stages of the ViaRhôna Tour.

Check meeting & leaving points, 

and how to get there.

ITINERARY DAY BY DAY

CYCLING LEVEL - COMPETE THE VIARHONA

Cycling level required

Average cyclist to 

Good cyclist

Difficulty level

No particular technical difficulties

Average distance per day

62.5 km / day

(not including biking city tours)

Average Speed

≈ 12 km/h to 20 km/h

ViaRhôna is mainly on paved roads : cycle paths, shared lanes and some secondary roads.

The few passages on dirt roads or paths, usually in forest or on towpaths along the river, are very practicable in VTC, and make the journey even more exciting.

Only the stage between Geneva and Seyssel has some climbs and descents, but nothing insurmountable.

Because of the daily frequence of the steps, a minimum of physical condition & resistance is needed. When booking two weeks for the ViaRhôna, you'll enjoy a resting day in Valence in the middle of the trip.

Check here the altimetry and distance day by day !

MEETING & LEAVING POINTS

 

 

WHEN WE REALIZE THE FULL BIKE TOUR OF VIARHÔNA, WE HAVE WEEKLY MEETING AND LEAVING POINTS IN GENEVA, VALENCE AND SÈTE, AS FOLLOWS...

WEEK 2

WEEK 3

WEEK 1

WEEK 4

VALENCE

MEETING POINT

SÈTE

LEAVING POINT

Day 7 (Sunday)

Day 14 (Sunday)

From 3 PM

Until 12 AM

VALENCE

LEAVING POINT

SÈTE

MEETING POINT

Day 21 (Sunday)

Day 14 (Sunday)

Until 12 AM

From 3 PM

VALENCE

MEETING POINT

GENEVA

LEAVING POINT

Day 21 (Sunday)

Day 28 (Sunday)

Our hotel in

 Geneva

From 3 PM

Until 12 AM

GENEVA

MEETING POINT

VALENCE

LEAVING POINT

Day 0 (Sunday) 

Day 7 (Sunday)

Our hotel in

 Geneva

From 3 PM

Until 12 AM

Click here to check the transfer options to/from Geneva, Valence and Sète

... BUT YOU CAN ALSO JOIN A GROUP OR START YOUR VIARHÔNA BIKE TOUR AT ANY OTHER STAGE CITY, ASSUMING THE COST OF ROUTING YOUR MATERIAL (BIKE, ACCESSORIES, TRAVEL BAG) TO THE STAGE CITY.

BIKE & CULTURAL GUIDE

The bike guide is responsible for leading and managing the group throughout the different stages of the ViaRhôna Tour. He will take you on city tours, cultural tours and wine tastings in a typical and authentic French atmosphere. For years, he has been cycling on ViaRhôna, which will prove very useful on sections where ViaRhôna signage is almost non-existent. Born in the region, he speaks several languages, including of course French and English.

Your guide is...

Leading the organization, your first interlocutor for any purpose.

Permanently in contact with the SLV for any customer need (itinerary monitoring, small repairs, recovery of tired cyclist, supply point management...) if you have chosen the SLV option.

Always with the group, he regulates cadence so that everyone can ride at his own pace.

Guide of the group during the city bike tours to see what is most interesting without loss of time.

OPTION : Support Logistic Vehicle (SLV) + Driver

LUGGAGE TRANSPORT

FOOD & BEVERAGE

SUPPLY

SECURED LOCKERS 

24/7

REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

  • The SLV follows the group on secondary roads, parallel to ViaRhôna paths, to provide all the necessary support to the group, for any case of emergency.

  • It has 2 front seats for tired bikers giving up during a stage, the so-called voiture-balai (tail car) as it exists on the Tour de France.

  • Last but not least… It will carry the wine you could purchase during tastings or visits in cellars along the ViaRhôna.

Support Logistic Vehicle Driver

The SLV driver is in charge of :

  • TAM (Transport - Assistance - Maintenance)

  • Logistic (Hotel Check-in & Check-out - Lunch, Food & Beverage supply)

  • Monitoring the itinerary (permanent contact with the bike guide)

  • Repair & Maintenance

IF YOU DO NOT CHOOSE THE SLV OPTION :

​We will assume all the functions (or almost ...) of the SLV and its driver : each biker will carry his own travel bag on the luggage rack of the bicycle, we will buy our picnic in the morning, we will call directly the SAMU in case of emergency, we will repair our bikes (if necessary) by ourselves or in nearby repair shops.

And we won't have a tail car, so we'll have to cycle through all the stages.
This is what most cyclists do on the ViaRhôna routes, so we can do it as well !

EQUIPMENT- LUGGAGE CHECKLIST

Provided equipment 

Checklist -essential items 

Bike Helmet

Rented VTC Bike

Goodies Kit

(waterproof windbreaker jacket, front handlebar bag, bicycle water bottles)

  • 2 cycling outfits : short (preferably padded on the buttocks) + jersey

  • 1 or 2 additional jerseys (preferably for cycling)

  • 1 or 2 sweat-absorbing sweat-shirts

  • 2 pairs of sneakers (preferably for cycling, but without tie-down clicks)

  • 1 or 2 pairs of gloves

  • Sunglasses and solar cream

  • Casual after-sport clothes

Personal

baggage

With the SLV option, each biker is allowed to have :

  • 1 suitcase or travel bag (preferably with handle and wheels) + 1 small backpack.

  • We do NOT recommend that you take another bag or backpack on the bike itself.

  • If necessary, there is a laundry service (with washing and drying machines) provided by our hotel or nearby. 

Without the SLV option, each biker should bring just what is absolutely necessary, and it must fit in a sports bag that will be carried on the bike rack for the entire bike ride.

DOCUMENTS & INSURANCE

During your journey, you must be in possession of :

Your usual insurance card (issued by your health insurance in your country of residence)

Your Shengen Space

insurance contract

(provided by us with your travel file)*

Your valid Passport

*The Shengen Space insurance policy :

 

Our package includes an individual Shengen Space insurance policy which is a complement to your health insurance in your country of residence.

Before your ViaRhôna journey, you must request an extension, for the duration of your stay, of the benefits of your health insurance to Shengen Space (or at least France + Switzerland if you start or finish in Geneva), if it is not already covered. 

 

*The other services are normally included in the Shengen Space insurance policy :

  • Emergency medical insurance (for medical visit and consultation, pharmacy, nursing, medical and surgical hospitalization costs)

  • Sending a medical doctor to you

  • Medical repatriation

  • Repatriation in the event of death

  • Additional stay expenses

  • Visit of a familiar

  • Early return (in the event of death or prolonged hospitalization of a family member or serious damage to your principal residence or business premises)

  • Criminal bail

  • Attorney fees

  • 24h information and medical advice

  • Transmission of urgent messages to/from your family or close friends

  • Assistance in case of loss or theft of ID or passport

ACCOMODATION

Premium quality accommodation in selected, nice and authentic hotels is part of our core value.

  • What about sleeping in rooms overlooking the river, literally by the water, giving the impression that you could almost dive into the water from your window ?

  • What about sleeping in spacious and comfortable rooms, furnished in the old-fashioned way, as did the dignitaries of the regime in the Middle Ages ?

  • Etc...

 

The accommodation is included in our All Inclusive packages, and corresponds to a standard of 3 star hotel in France.

We choose charming, lovely decorated hotels, which serve breakfast (and sometimes dinner), and whose rooms have good bedding and private bathroom and toilets.

CULTURAL VISITS

Get the information in detail about the cultural visits all along the trip… Let's Start !

GASTRONOMY & WINE TASTINGS

4 to 6 hours of cycling per day will burn calories and also open your appetite...

Take a look at some regional culinary specialties and fine local wines that you can taste along the ViaRhôna... 

Pre-Alps Valley

Cheeses (Comté, tomme de Savoie), charcuteries (Savoie smoked ham) and specialities made from them (fondue, raclette), lake fish (perch fillets), Saint-Genis cake... 

Geneva hinterland white wines, Bugey & Pays de Savoie wines (Roussette, Mondeuse).

PRICES & CONDITIONS

Four different packages are available for direct booking in the Dream Store :

  • 3 days / 4 nights (includes the night before and the night after)

  • 6 days / 7 nights (idem)

  • 10 days / 11 nights (idem)

  • 13 days / 14 nights (idem)

PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A DIFFERENT LENGHT OR FORMAT PACKAGE, AND OF COURSE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, WE WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER YOU.

3 DAYS

4 NIGHTS

6 DAYS

7 NIGHTS

10 DAYS

11 NIGHTS

13 DAYS

11 NIGHTS

ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

Supplement for SINGLE room suite

Supplement for Option SLV (+ driver)

(By unanimous group agreement)

6 consecutive stages of your choice

Geneva-Sète at medium speed 

62.5 km/day on average

1 day of rest in the middle

Geneva-Sète at high speed
75 km/day on average
No day of rest

3 consecutive stages of your choice

      1,280 $                  2,195 $                3,405 $                4,295 $

or      1,165 €                   or       1,995 €                 or       3,095 €                or       3,905 €

     + 150 $                 + 265 $               + 415 $               + 530 $

or      + 135 €                   or      + 240 €                 or     + 375 €                or      + 480 €

PRICES PER PERSON

     + 370 $                 + 605 $               + 965 $             + 1,200 $

or      + 335 €                   or      + 550 €                 or     + 875 €                or     + 1,090 €

All Inclusive

  • Rented VTC bike and helmet 

  • Cycling guide with experience of ViaRhôna

  • Cycling city tours (Lyon, Vienne, Orange, Avignon, Arles,… and smaller towns)

  • Cultural visits along ViaRhôna

  • Wine tastings in vineyard cellars

  • Private individual insurance (medical care, repatriation,…)

  • Accommodation and breakfasts in selected hotels

  • Lunch & picnic in rest areas along ViaRhôna

  • Kit goodies (waterproof windbreaker jacket, front handlebar bag, bicycle water bottles)S

  • Support Logistic Vehicle & Driver (if you choose this option)

Not Included

  • Transportation to the departure city and from the arrival city

  • Dinners (with the group or individually)

  • Tourist sites entrance fees

  • Personal expenses

  • Support Logistic Vehicle & Driver (if you DO NOT choose this option)

Minimum of registrations (yours + others) for the confirmation of this trip on a given date : 6 persons.

If you book for less than 6 persons, we will contact you shortly to validate the date based on other registrations.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Rescheduling or Cancellation by Dream Sports Adventure

Dream Sports Adventure reserves the right to cancel the package in case of insufficient registration, force majeure or any other valid reason, and in such circumstances will propose to reschedule according to availabilities or to fully refund the packages already purchased, without however giving entitlement to compensation.

Rescheduling or Cancellation by Customer

Rescheduling (according to availability) :

- Free of charge up to 45 days before the start of your package

- With 25% increase less than 45 days before the start of your package

Cancellation :

- Refund of 50% up to 45 days before the start of your package

- No refund less than 45 days before the start of your package

DREAM SPORTS ADVENTURE is the turism division of BERNARDIN Consultoria Empresarial Ltda.

CNPJ : 07.018.394/0001-54

Accredited to the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism by Cadastur 

Contact : Yvan Bernardin

Mobile/whatsapp : +55 11 999 38 23 88

E-mail : contact@dreamsportsadventure.com

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