In France EuroVelo 17 is known as ViaRhôna and the route brings you from the shores of Lake Geneva to the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea along the banks of the River Rhone. This 815 km cycling route takes cycling tourists from the alpine panoramas to the beaches of the Camargue, while crossing the emblematic vineyard landscapes of the Cotes du Rhone and the southern part of Provence, home to hilltop villages, lavender fields, olive groves and gastronomic discoveries. It is a genuine path of civilizations, the Rhone Cycle Route presents 2000 years of history and cultural heritage, including three UNESCO world heritage sites (in Lyon, Avignon, Arles).

National Information

AF3V

AF3V is a national organization of French citizens who promotes the development of greenways and long distance cycle routes in France. As part of their work, they make their information available to the public willing to go cycling long distance or to take some good time for leisure. Their website can also be of interest for the EuroVelo tourist. They have good input from the users' perspective.

France Vélo Tourisme

France Vélo Tourisme is the French national website for promoting long distance cycle routes. The website has specific pages for all the 'ready-to-cycle' EuroVelo routes with maps, points of interest and other useful information.

Vélo & Territoires (NECC)

The Vélo & Territoires network gather local authorities committed to cycling development in France. At the heart of Vélo & Territoires’s attention are the development of cycling and more precisely of cycle routes, greenways and cycle tourism in France. They support the project stakeholders with expertise, good pratices exchange, national advocacy and representation.

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ViaRhôna

Link between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, the ViaRhôna, the french part of the EuroVelo 17, enables the discovery of the Rhône river by bike. This 815 km long itinerary, with very little elevation, follows the shores of the Rhône and crosses 3 regions and 12 départements.