Dolce Via from La Voulte-sur-Rhône to Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux
The cycle route, signposted ‘Dolce Via’, is laid out along a former railway line, the way alternating between stretches of greenway on compacted granite sand and on tarmacked surfaces, making for easy riding, plus there are portions on roads with little traffic. The gradient is insignificant (1%). The Corten steel guard rails, with their rusty aspect, are not only aesthetically pleasing, they also prevent any risk of falling, which is important given the at times sheer slopes to the sides of the track, recalling the route’s railway past.
Take care crossing the D120 road arriving at Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux, before you reach the train station.
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SNCF train stations
- La-Voulte-sur-Rhône: on the regional TER line Lyon - Avignon - Marseille
- La Voulte-sur Rhône: Ile de Printegarde Nature Reserve; the Château and Chapelle des Princes (reflecting 900 years of history)
- Beauchastel: a character-filled village
- Saint-Fortunat-sur-Eyrieux: Pontpierre Gorge and the unusual Pourchaire Footbridge.