So we have still about 600 more kilometers to cover on ViaRhôna. All we could think about then was the shower, supermarket, dinner, and sleep.Next morning we were up early and feeling fresh. Au départ de Grenoble à la Porte de France, s’engager sur la piste cyclable rive droite jusqu’à Saint-Quentin-sur-Isère. Vines of Côtes du Rhône. Aucune hésitation, la rive ardéchoise est … I felt funny when walking my bike to the train, but only there I noticed that the sole was completely off. after 100.6km and seven hours of riding (D+ 926m, D- 982). The audience profile was quite “mature” or at least middle-aged, but we were happy to see some younger families who had brought their kids with them.Next morning after the concert we woke up early and hit the.In Valence we took the first train to Grenoble which left in ten minutes and reached the destination an hour and fifteen minutes later. The distance from Grenoble is only about 90 kilometers, but we did not quite foresee how hilly the route was — at least Google maps wanted us to follow, not the fastest longer route, but the hilliest and the slowest route. I wonder who had labeled all the tiny mosaic pieces …  It was too hot outside to visit the archaeological site so we skipped it.We were quite exhausted from the hot day and a lot of walking (13km! In Valence we took the first train to Grenoble which left in ten minutes and reached the destination an hour and fifteen minutes later. From Tain to La Roche-de-Glun’s bridge, the linking route is marked ‘Vers ViaRhôna’ and is on well-surfaced greenways.This easy ViaRhôna stage offers a gentle introduction to the South of France. And yes, it had a very nice restaurant! We had Salade Estivale and salmon tartar with fries before visiting the museum. Only after Moirans we found the first hills. Cross the bridge over the Rhône here, then turn right immediately to take a section of shared road for 3km before enjoying a further 3km of greenway up to Le Pouzin.Link to Saulce-sur-Rhône possible via the D 204 road.After a halt at Valence’s southern river port of L'Epervière, ViaRhôna leads you back onto the western, Ardèche bank of the Rhône. Leaving the Tournon area, known as the Pays du Tournonais, via Tournon-sur-Rhône’s southern river embankment, the ViaRhôna route heads south to Glun. These were still good.Musée Gallo-Romain de Saint-Romain-en-Gal,From Côte d’Azur to Lapland and back (Part II),Canal de Valbonnais, and a loop via Entraigues. L’arrivée sur Valence avec ses marchés colorés, ses jardins, la vitalité de ses quartiers et ses rues piétonnes accueillantes, annonce la Provence. The Ardèche is known for its exceptional caves, archaeological sites, characterful villages, châteaux and nature reserves. The concert (the warming act) only started at 8pm. The museum exhibition was rather impressive collection of  miniature models of Vienne in Roman era, but mostly wall paintings and reconstructed mosaic works found in the area. South past the port of L’Epervière, cross the Rhône via the Pont des Lônes bridge. Another thing we could not foresee was that we were entering another canicule. Take care crossing Valence, where you join roads shared with motorized traffic.An alternative down the Rhône’s east bank through the Drôme département (county). This is a quick post about our weekend trip to Vienne (Isère) to Joan Baez’s farewell tour concert “Fare Thee Well”. This stage goes along greenways, except through Valence.on Tournon-sur-Rhône / Glun / Valence / La Voulte-sur-Rhône,Valrhona, the renowned Rhône chocolate company,line 5 : Lyon > Vienne > Tain l’Hermitage > Valence > Marseille,Line 2 : Genève / Annecy > Grenoble > Valence,Line  Paris > Lyon Valence TGV > Avignon > Aix-en-Provence. This has happened to many sport shoes I have bought in either Bloomington or Singapore and then brought to drier climate: my Irish hard shoes, hiking boots, sandals, and now MTB shoes. V62 V63 Vallée de l'Isère Annecy Grenoble Valence Il fait beau ce mois de mars et une réunion m'amène à passer une journée à Annecy. Ce séjour emmène jeunes roumains, français et allemands, du Vercors aux bords de la Méditerranée. The sky also got gradually cloudier and cloudier, and we got some drizzle before reaching Vienne at 4pm. J'ai eu l'occasion d'emprunter les 2 itinéraires, Via Rhona "classique" par Valence ou la rive ardéchoise par la Voie Bleue. From La Voulte-sur-Rhône, you can discover rugged central Ardèche by taking the Dolce Via route up the Eyrieux Valley. Un itinéraire sécurisé, la Via Rhôna, vélo route Européenne reliant Genève à la Méditerranée. After a longish visit to (air-conditioned) Tourism Office to check information on.Despite the heat we started to get hungry. So, we started riding early on Saturday morning, at 7am., and enjoyed nice morning coolness for a couple of hours. Between La Roche-de-Glun and Valence, following the tarmacked greenway, you’ll find many amenities (picnic tables, parking spots, panels giving practical local information…). Continuing south along ViaRhôna, cross the Printegarde Nature Reserve to reach Le Pouzin after another short trip across the Rhône into the Drôme.on Valence / La Voulte-sur-Rhône / Le Pouzin,Line 2 : Geneva / Annecy > Grenoble > Valence,Line TGV Paris > Lyon Valence TGV > Avignon > Aix-en-Provence,line 5 : Lyon > Vienne > Valence > Livron > Marseille,line 5 : Lyon > Vienne > Valence > Loriol > Marseille. So we have still about 600 more kilometers to cover on ViaRhôna.It is about the time to buy new shoes, I think. Un moyen de déplacement respectueux de l’environnement : LE VÉLO. Leave Valence on a well-laid-out, well-signposted greenway. Leave Valence on a well-laid-out, well-signposted greenway. ), but enjoyed the concert of this lovely lady in the perfect Summer evening, sipping beer and wine. Bummer! We rode the total of 199.5 kilometers in this tour. Entre grottes et site archéologique, village de caractère, château, réserve naturelle, espace naturel sensible pour pénétrer une Ardèche plus au cœur depuis la Dolce Via au départ de La Voulte-sur-Rhône. The big town of Valence presages Provence to the south, with its colourful markets, shaded gardens and historic quarters, including pedestrianized area. There’s much to enchant: pretty villages in typical southern style; a surprising branch of the Rhône encircling La Roche-de-Glun; and biodiversity. We bought the ticket well in advance, but decided on the last minute — we had contemplated the idea before, though —  that it would be a great bicycle tour destination. You then alternate between stretches of greenway and shared roads with very light traffic to head on via Soyons, Charmes-sur … Après une halte au port de l'Epervière à Valence, ViaRhôna reprend sa route en Ardèche. J'en profite pour retrouver une cousine et le lendemain matin c'est l'occasion de rentrer à vélo jusqu'à Grenoble et de découvrir un parcours intéressant. Difficile, aujourd’hui, de comprendre le tracé de la ViaRhôna à Valence. Nothing really was open in the town, but a couple of kebab and pizza restaurants, so we took a risk and walked directly to the Museum and Archaeological site of Saint-Roman-en-Gal hoping the museum would have a cafe. so we had a lot of time to explore this ancient Roman town before it. One piece had taken 15  months to put together. First we walked to the river Rhône, which was quite unimpressive. Between La Roche-de-Glun and Valence, following the tarmacked greenway, you’ll find many amenities (picnic tables, parking spots, panels giving practical local information…). Ha ha.And it was, kind of. You then alternate between stretches of greenway and shared roads with very light traffic to head on via Soyons, Charmes-sur-Rhône and Beauchastel to La Voulte-sur-Rhône. Just when we started climbing the hills, the temperature also took a hike.As can be seen in the above pictures, we started in a flat agricultural landscape. Leaving the Tournon area, known as the Pays du Tournonais, via Tournon-sur-Rhône’s southern river embankment, the ViaRhôna route heads south to Glun. ... Ligne 2 : Genève / Annecy > Grenoble > Valence; ... J'ai eu l'occasion d'emprunter les 2 itinéraires, Via Rhona "classique" par Valence ou la rive ardéchoise par la Voie Bleue. We rode the total of 199.5 kilometers in this tour. South past the port of L’Epervière, cross the Rhône via the Pont des Lônes bridge.