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 & Regional Information

France on EuroVelo 17: 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.

The France Vélo Tourisme Website

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.