ViaRhona – Genève – Lyon

via_rhonaLast weekend we did the ViaRhona from our place to Lyon.

A total of 255km in 3,5 days, returning by train. Warm and nice on first day, completely wet the second day and fair the remaining of the time.

Here are the statistics and a few tips:

Day    Km   RideTime  Avg speed   Max speed   Ascent  Sleep
14.05  84   5h18      15,75 kmph  50,4 kmph   726 m   Chanaz 
15.05  71   4h27      15,84 kmph  43,7 kmph   334 m   Morestel
16.05  80   5h18      15,00 kmph  46,3 kmph   486 m   Meyzieu
17.05  20   1h30
TOTAL 255 km
  • GPS is quite recommended. Not all is marked. You can download the GPX files from
  • In Lyon take the train in Lyon Parrache train station. As the train starts there, you will have much more time to enter the train and it will be almost empty.

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