More than 50 km of ViaRhôna cycling path in Bugey
- Part of Eurovelo 17, the ViaRhôna cycle route links Lake Geneva and the Mediterranean sea on 850 km. Currently close to being clompleted, the path is mainly composed of cycling path and shared roads.
- The path is easily accessible, many parking lots are located along the way.
- The ViaRhôna is particularly flat and its safe roads composed of bike paths is particularly adapted for families and children.
- Picnic tables along the way allow to take breaks on the shores of the river to relax, eat and enjoy the view.
- Different sites can be visited close to the ViaRhona.
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Different points of interest near the ViaRhôna :
- The Grand Colombier, its famous hairpins and a wonderful point of view over the Alps on the top.
- Culoz, its historical centre, the Montveran castle.
- Ceyzérieu, typical local village, the house and swamp of Lavours, natural reserve.
- Vongnes, wine producing village, the caveau Bugiste and its museums about winegrower traditions and stone-cutting tools.
- Chanaz, charming village along the Savière canal, cruise on the Lake Bourget starting point.
- Lake Lit au Roi, its port and a panoramic view.
- Belley, capital of Bugey, its cathédrale and history.
- Izieu, Jewish children memory museum.
- Brégnier-Cordon, Murs-et-Gélignieux, and their water sports centres.
- Glandieu, its majestic waterfall.
- More information on the ViaRhona website: www.viarhona.com
For your information:
The bridge over the Rhône located between Virignin and La Balme will be completed in Spring 2020.
Until the completion of the bridge, users have to follow the D31A, D1504 and D1516 roads (traffic roads with tunnels and no cycling path) or to catch back the ViaRhôna using a shortcut through Brens, Peyrieu until Gélignieux on the other side of the river.
Families are advised to avoid the way through the tunnel and use the shortcut on the other side.
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