Arriving at the town of Tournon-sur-Rhône, follow the provisional signage to continue along the route.
Sablons: île de la Platière island
Serrières: the musée des mariniers du Rhône, set in the 14th-century listed Chapelle Saint-Sornin. Themuseum retraces the history of Rhône navigation, in part using the towpath, from the late-15th century to the early 19th century.
Tournon: an historic town on the Rhône’s west bank. The château on high holds a museum. Also enjoy the historic centre, botanical garden and plane-lined quays. As to the suspension bridge, from 1826, it’s the oldest still in use in France, designed by the engineer Seguin. A lovely old tourist train, Le Mastrou, leaves from here for trips up to Saint-Jean-de-Muzols in the Ardèche hills.
Tain-l’Hermitage: La Cité du Chocolat : located on the historic site of the Valrhona, the renowned chocolate factory, the Cité offers a behind-the-scenes look at fine chocolate. You will find out about all the secrets of how chocolate is made.
- Sablons : Tuesday morning
- Serrières : Friday morning
- Saint-Rambert-d’Albon : Friday
- Saint-Vallier : Thursday
- Tain-l’Hermitage : Saturday morning
- Tournon-sur-Rhône : Wednesday morning in Place Jean Jaurès – saturday moring in Quai Farconnet
EquipmentBefore you leave:
- Make sure that the bike is in perfect mechanical condition, not to mention the tires and brakes
- Make sure that the bike is correctly adjusted to your body shape
- Wearing a helmet is strongly recommended
- Take a repair kit with you
- Remember that the Highway Traffic Act applies to cyclists in all circumstances
- Never drive more than two lanes at a time and pull into a single lane when traffic conditions require.
- Respect other users as you would like them to respect you
- Choose a route adapted to your physical abilities
- Inform your family and friends of your itinerary
- Find out about the weather conditions
- A first aid kit is not essential, but can be very useful
- Be informed and keep the emergency numbers.
- Respect the environment by not throwing your food packaging on the side of the road
- If you have to return at nightfall, make sure you see and also be seen