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Mornas sur la via Rhôna @ Hocquel

Explore the Rhône Valley

by bike

The Rhône Valley is well-known to those with fine palates, from its exceptional wines to the truffles which can be found in multitude in this part of Vaucluse. But the Rhône Valley has loads more to offer than just gastronomy – it is also a real treat for keen cyclists!

Cycle on the Via Rhôna, the gates of Provence

Cycle beside the river along the Via Rhôna. When the weather’s nice, you’ll be able to hear the cicadas singing! Cycle 70 km through the most beautiful sites of the Rhône Valley. Along the way you can admire Mornas and its impressive fortress, or go on a detour to Orange – the Roman City. Don’t hesitate to stop at one of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s wine estates before heading back to Avignon, the city of the Popes. Along the way you can admire the Uchaux Massif. You will surely be impressed by the beauty of the villages found along the Via Rhôna!

Avignon à vélo @ Bronner

Firm favourite

What to do in Avignon? After touring the city walls on your bike and visiting the city including its famous Popes’ Palace, take the ferry across the river to Barthelasse Island. The second biggest river island in Europe, it also serves as the lungs of the city – ideal for refreshing walks!

Caderousse sur la via Rhôna @ Hocquel

Between vineyards and villages in the Rhône Valley

The Tour of the Côtes du Rhône by bike is the most complete itinerary discovering the Rhône Valley.

Out of nearly 210 km, this circuit passes through the freshness of the vineyards on little country roads that are rarely used…
Take a break and discover the magnificent Châteauneuf du Pape vineyards and the Dentelles de Montmirail, the limestone formations and jagged ridges. Depending on your level, it is possible to do only a small section or spend 2 to 7 days on the route.

Worth the detour

Take a break and visit the Roman Theatre and Triumphal Arch in Orange – stepping back in time to the Roman Empire

Velo en famille @ O'Brien

The Rhône Valley by bike

With the family on the Rhône Valley pathways

The Rhône Valley by bike

The village of Mondragon on the Via Rhôna itinerary

The Rhône Valley by bike

The village of Lapalud on the Via Rhôna itinerary

Family bike ride on the Via Venaissia

This is the perfect itinerary for hitting the road with the whole crew!

Particularly safe, the Via Venaissia follows the old railway line linking Orange to L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, of which 14 km is a greenway between Jonquières and Carpentras. Cycle 10.7 km further on shared, signposted roads to Pernes-les-Fontaines.
As part of this lovely bike ride, you’ll get to explore to town of Carpentras and the old train station that has been renovated into the ideal place for a little snack break – definitely appreciated by cyclists!

Did you know ?

The route starts at the old Jonquières station.

Via venaissia à vélo @ Hocquel