British CyclingNewsletter Signup:

info@lovevelo.co.uk
Trip Highlights
  • The beautiful French orchards and vineyards
  • The famous Rhône Valley
  • The rich cultural history of Lyon
  • Rhône Valley’s finest wines
7 nights from£725.00
Make Enquiry

Cycling from Lyon to Orange

We can tailor make this trip for you

What we love About Cycling from Lyon to Orange

We love...The Famous Rhône Valley
This popular route is great for experienced and new cyclists. Incredible views are in abundance as you head South towards Orange, visiting spectaculahttp://lovevelo.co.uk/wp-admin/post.php?post=66&action=edit#r orchards, vineyards and lavender fields along the way.
We love...Lyon's Culture & Scenery
As the third biggest city in France, Lyon boasts a vast cultural history and offers a magnitude of unique restaurants and shops to explore before heading off on your trip.
We love...Rhône Wines
As you head through the vineyards and small towns you'll have the opportunity to taste the different local wines and try the traditional food that each destination has to offer.

Make an Enquiry Call us on 0207 157-1519


Day by Day

Day 1Arrival

You will arrive in the dynamic city of Lyon where the choice of activities is endless.  Visit a museum, admire the views from the Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière, be tempted by the array of shops and sample some Lyonnais specialities in an authentic restaurant or ‘bouchon’.

Day 2Cycling the Vienne
Total distance35km

You will head towards St-Romain-en-Gal, passing the delightful towns of Grigny and Givors.  Discover the history of the Rhône in the museums of St-Romain-en-Gal and the ancient Roman Gaul capital of Vienne.

Day 3Cycling to Serrières
Total distance35km

Ride to the beautiful nature reserve of L’île au Beurre, via fields of bountiful orchards and vineyards, including the well known Côte-Rôtie.

Day 4Cycling to Valence
Total distance60km

As your ride southwards through magnificent orchards, you will enter the exquisite Ardèche. Visit the market gardens and vineyards where you can sample the excellent local Saint-Joseph wines. Immerse yourself in the Gallo-Roman history in Tournon-sur-Rhone, the last stop for the day.

Day 5Cycling to Montélimar
Total distance65km

After stopping off at the river port of L’Epervière, you will continue to the spectacular western Ardèche bank of the Rhône.  Explore the many caves in the area, adorned with unique cave paintings.  In addition there are several museums, colourful historical villages and beautiful nature reserves throughout the region.  You will then cross the famous footbridge at Rochemaure, arriving at Montélimar, where you can sample the locally produced nougat.

Day 6Cycling to Bourg-Saint-Andéol
Total distance30km

Today you will pass through the medieval town of Viviers, riding onwards to Bourg-Saint-Andéol. This is home to many historical, religious and architectural treasures including the palace of the Bishops, the church with the sarcophagus of St. Andéol and the sculpture of a Mithraic deity.

Day 7Cycling to Orange
Total distance50km

​After heading past the idyllic village of Pont-Saint-Esprit you will cycle through the beautiful countryside until you reach the old city of Orange.  Walk up to the top of Colline St Eutrope and enjoy the views over the UNESCO heritage Roman theatre and the relics of the city wall.

Day 8Departure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before departing for your homeward travel.

Key Stats

8day holiday
Or tailor your trip
45km avg
Expect to ride about 45km per day

How's the Weather? in Lyon to Orange

The SpringApril to May
The days get longer and the temperature gradually rises to around 20°C. You will experience misty mornings which will soon turn into pleasant days. There will be the odd days of rain but rarely for long periods and there are very few tourists at this time of year.
This SummerJune to September
Cycling is a perfect activity as summers usually bring long dry spells. Average daily temperatures are around 22°C although mid July can be hotter.
The AutumnOctober to November
Temperatures begin to cool and days can be cool and crisp. The watery sun gets lower and you will experience beautiful autumnal days.
The WinterDecember to March
Lyon can become quite cold at this time and you will experience heavy rains so it's not the ideal time to ride.

Area InformationFor Lyon to Orange

Commanding an influential spot on the Rhône, Lyon, the start of your adventure, has been luring people since Roman times. Your ride will continue 300km down the Rhone taking in beautiful, rural flatland’s nourished by the Rhone. You will head into the Vaucluse and finally into Orange in Provence, named after it’s 300 year association with Netherlands royalty. This trip allows you to explore the towns and villages that rely on this great river and discover ancient history and traditions.

More InformationPackage Details