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Section of the Via Rhona to the Balcons du Dauphine
Section of the Via Rhona to the Balcons du Dauphine
Section of the Via Rhona to the Balcons du Dauphine
Section of the Via Rhona to the Balcons du Dauphine
Section of the Via Rhona to the Balcons du Dauphine

Section of the Via Rhona to the Balcons du Dauphine

The Via Rhona is an 815km long cycle route, which links Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean Sea, along the Rhone river. It alternates between safe greenways, managed for cyclo-tourists, and shared routes.

The Via Rhona in the Balcons du Dauphine is composed of three sections, where countryside, patrimony and authenticity blend harmoniously to become one!
Therefore, a 88km long course on our lands.

Start your journey from Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers to Groslée (Belley - Groslée section, 39 km). You ride along the edge of the Haut-Rhône Français National Nature Reserve (and the meanders of the Saugey river). Greenways and managed roads for this part.

Continue on the Groslée - La Balme-les-Grottes section (52km), where you will discover the Balcons du Dauphine, and, particularly, Morestel, the town of painters, and La Balme-les-Grottes, a village known for its magnificent caves and its picturesque centre. This part features unspoilt nature, with ponds, lakes and marshes.
With minimal elevation, it is suitable for the whole family. Ride at your own speed and discover the rich scenery, generously provided by the river.

Finish your ride in the Balcons du Dauphine by taking the provisional route from La Balme-les-Grottes - Jons (towards Lyon): 38 km
where authentic villages, castles and vineyards come one after the other. You will also be amazed by the natural site at the junction between the Ain and the Rhone, the Jonage Canal and the Grand Parc de Miribel-Jonage.
This stage is on small roads.

Extend the experience by exploring the whole Via Rhona, a detailed map is available in the tourist information offices.

Also note: The Via Rhona now connects to the Balcons du Dauphine Greenway, meaning you can ride from Arandon-Passins to Crémieu.

88 km
max. 260 m
min. 174 m
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38510 Morestel
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Office du Tourisme Les Balcons du Dauphiné - 23/09/2022
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