Campings along the Viarhona at the South of Lyon

That you make the Viarhona from Léman Lake or Mediterranean or that you’re only stopping for few days at the South of Lyon, you will certainly need some advices to accommodate yourself! Discover here the campings along the Viarhona but also the labeled « accueil vélo » in case you are coming with a bike and need a place to park it to answer more to your needs. Enjoy the wine landscapes at the heart of the appellations such as Saint Joseph, the Crozes Hermitage or also the Hermitage. Take the time to visit Tournon-sur-Rhône, Tain l’Hermitage and their patrimony. It’s time for you to escape yourself by bike in Ardèche Hermitage!

The Viarhona at the South of Lyon in Ardèche Hermitage

815km of biking roads which are bringing joy to everyone. Live memorable moments along this emblematic green road. With your bike, travel the crossing of the Auvergne Rhone Alpes and PACA regions by following the road called « route du soleil ». From the Léman Lake in Geneva to the Mediterranean, the Viarhona offer a huge and unique playground to change your mind and take the time to enjoy the landscapes. Small villages, castles, vineyards, bridges, nature… Many good reasons to ride along the river.

The Viarhona offer you many possibilities to accommodate yourself and savour! After some kilometers, a refreshing and foodie break are very welcome.  Along the Viarhona at Tournon sur Rhone and Tain l’Hermitage : restaurants, bars or the chocolate museum Valrhona, gourmets will be glad to taste fresh, generous and local products. From the Viarhona green road, you can take another biking road on the way to the Train de l’Ardèche. Take a « visit break » to enjoy an unavoidable travel in a steam train. A small detour of 8km (round trip) which will allow you to admire the Gorges du Doux. A green and wild landscape will surely give you good memories to your bike travel along the Viarhona

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Camping along the Viarhona at the south of Lyon

Tente en camping Iserand

Coming from Lyon, the first camping located along the Viarhona is the l’Iserand camping , a camping with a human dimension. Pool and shadowed places will bring joy to cyclists looking for fresh air. The camping offer the possibility to accomodate yourself in cottages or cyclo tents! You can shelter the bikes and sleep comfortably with the essential. A good alternative to the tent’s tissue and the mobile home.

7km further at the South, the Le Rhône camping at the center of Tournon sur Rhône offer an exeptional view on the river and the close vineyards.  A park full of trees, heated pool and close from the stores give to the campers the possibility to stroll around to visit the Château musée, the Sentier des tours or the beautiful cobbled streets.

The city of Tain l’Hermitage, on the other side of the Rhône, is rocked by the vineyards of l’Hermitage. The wine cellars, the chocolate museum Valrhona and also the legendary road N7 which are making its reputation. The "Camping les Lucs "  welcome Viarhona's cyclists with a splendid view on the river and an access on foot to the stores. If you wish to enjoy a greener and calmer spot, we propose you the campings located at 3km from the center of Tournon in Ardèche. 5 campings along rivers, family oriented, and close from the Train de l’Ardèche activity. Les Foulons , Youpendi , les Sables , la Bohème or le Castelet.

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Tente en camping Iserand

The « Accueil vélo » accomodations along the Viarhona

While your biking journey along the Viarhona, other accommodations are accessible : hotels, guesrooms or even lodgins. For this, discover our « Accueil Vélo » labeled accommodations ! At the heart of Tournon sur Rhône et Tain l’Hermitage, 5 hotels open their doors with the possibility to shelter your bikes : Les Azalées , les Amandiers , le Château ,les Deux Côteaux , all with 3 stars or the Fac & Spera with 4 stars. If you wish to live an original experience, we recommend you the Péniche Bed and Bicycle . A smart system, working with QR code to enter your room and an only digital reservation, allows unbeatable flexible schedules. Its spa and Sauna with nordic bath area will relax your legs muscles, numb from all these kilometers by bike. A real more!

Needing of a quick stop, alone or with friends? The lodgin Le Pied du Géant in the heart of Tournon offers a night in dormitory.

Wanting a few days stay? Enjoy the 4 persons lodgin : Regard sur le fleuve . As it name says, this furniture accommodation located in Tain l’Hermitage offers an incredible view on the Rhône.

peniche bed and bicycle Tournon sur Rhône
©Peniche Bed & Bicycle

Our outdoors activities!

Wanting to stop to explore our trails? Hikes, trail… discover our walks. Wild landscapes from Ardèche to the Drôme hill, passing by the Rhône Valley, enjoy yourself for the time of a nature escape.

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Randonnée le grand pont
Trail en Ardèche Hermitage
©Florian Monot

At 1h at the south of Lyon, the Ardèche Hermitage destination is ideal for a one-night break or more on your Viarhona journey. Some unavoidable activities, a terroir of excellence and full of food, will bring joy to cyclists!

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