Dolce Via : 90 km by bike in wild Ardèche
Signposting and layout of the Dolce Via
This cycle route is signposted ‘Dolce Via’ along the entire way and consists, in the main, of greenways with very gentle slopes. The surface is generally of compacted sand. This makes an ideal trail for families.
Return by train from Lamastre
If you choose to cycle as far as Lamastre, you can then rejoin the ViaRhôna cycle route at Tournon-sur-Rhône by boarding the Train de l'Ardèche (Mastrou).
This tourist steam train is set up to take bicycles (note that you must reserve your seat and a space for your bike in advance)
Continue your cycling trip via La Voie Douce de la Payre
Heading south, you can reach Privas, capital of the county of Ardèche, via a former railway track converted into a greenway (voie verte).
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