Last 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 http://en.viarhona.com/troncons/geneve-lyon
- 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.