A nice break on the roads and the trail of Ardèche Hermitage
Here, cyclists are kings! If we only have to cite one example: L'Ardéchoise (lien), one of the most emblematic events in the world of amateur cycling that highlights the importance of the bicycles in our beautiful region. 15000 runners come every year to roam our roads with happiness. Let yourself be tempted by a bike weekend in Ardèche Hermitage.
A large choice of cycling and mountain bike routes
The circuits of the Ardéchoise permanent with pretty paths and splendid panoramas are an exceptional setting for the lovers of bicycle ! Whether you are cycling or mountain biking, you find the itinerary that suits you! Prepare your next trip on our dedicated website : www.rando-ardeche-hermitage.com . The menu on the left of the screen allows you to choose your type of practice and refine your choice according to the altitude difference, the difficulty, the distance. After adjusting these settings, close the menu and look at the results. This site offers you the possibility to print your road book in pdf version and to download the gpx file for the users equipped with a GPS. Did your make your choice ? You are ready to browse the most beautiful routes of Ardèche Hermitage.
Do you want to rent a bike, a mountain Bike or a e-bike for your ride in Ardèche Hermitage? Our professionals welcome you and advise you, according to your choice of itinerary. Electric bike rental on our office in Saint Félicien to travel the roads of Ardéchoise without difficulty. Our guide " Roulez branché, 20 en vélo-électrique en Ardèche Hermitage ", is provided with the rental. For lovers of downhill specific bike : make it full of sensations! We also offer the possibility to rent 2 fat-bike * with electric assistance. Information and reservations with our services.
Fat-bike *: mountain bike whose tires are very wide for good grip on difficult terrain
Original activities around cycling
A Bicycle but not only ... Ideas for unusual outings, combining the pleasure of cycling and discovering, enjoy an exceptional setting to relax in nature.
The « Vélorail des Gorges du Doux » at Boucieu le Roi
Curious pedal cars, traveling on a hundred-year-old railway track, in the heart of preserved gorges : that's the Vélorail des Gorges du Doux. A descent of 12kilometers with 2 different circuits: the « Viaducs » and the « Etroits ». It's the pleasure of discovering at your own pace a unique place, classified as a sensitive natural area. Following the Vivarais (the old name of the department of Ardèche) railway, locally knowns under the name of Mastrou. This fun activity will satisfy lovers of nature. The Vélorail is located on the labelled village (village de caractère) of Boucieu le Roi, one of the most beautiful villages of Ardèche and the first to be labeled Accueil Vélo. Equipment is installed in the village to allow cyclists to visit the village.
Les canotiers Bike n’boat
Combine the pleasure of cycling and a cruise on the Rhone river! This is the beautiful idea of the Compagnie des Canotiers : a bike ride, return by boat or vice versa. The diversity of landscapes and points of view is surprising. Embark aboard a « Sapine », a wooden boat, flat bottom, designed for river transport. A 2 hours boat trip, between the towns of Tournon sur Rhône, Valence and Saint Vallier. By bike, you will follow the ViaRhôna, bike-road from Léman to the Mediterranean Sea. Take full advantage of this cycling route, marked and secured route, between vineyards and orchards with the Rhone river in common thread. From May to September, remember to book this unique activity, for a perfect bike weekend in Ardèche Hermitage.
Le Train de l’Ardèche and downhill bike road
From the Tournon sur Rhône / Saint Jean de Muzols train station, the Train de l’Ardèche offers the possibility to combine the train journey and a downhill route. A new wagon is specially designed to load the bicycles aboard the Mastrou, going to Lamastre. The return is almost done in freewheel. The pleasure of the descent, over Doux Valley. Admire the beautiful views from the D534 overlooking the railway tracks. Let yourself be charmed by the sweetness of this ride.
Our hosts labelled « Accueil Vélo »
"Accueil Vélo" is a national label ensuring the quality of the services and services provided for a cycling guests. 25 establishments, hotels, cottages, bed and breakfast, campsites are labelled in Ardèche Hermitage. The plurality of this offer allows you to find the accommodation that suits you and your budget. A real commitment to promote our bike destination. These establishments are all located less than 5 kilometres from a marked cycle route: « Ardéchoise permanente », « ViaRhôna », « Vallée de l'Isère » ... The owners provide a real advisory role and give particular attention to bicycle travellers. They offer specific bike documentation and advice on nearby itineraries and attractions.
Let yourself be surprised by the diversity of the offer, during your bike weekend in Ardèche Hermitage. A nice sporting discovery, a life-size playground for 2-wheeled enthusiasts.