Via Fluvia from Bourg-Argental to Annonay
Provisional route - not signposted
From Bourg-Argental to Saint-Marcel-lès-Annonay, a provisional stretch of route that isn’t signposted leads you along two county roads, the D503 et D306. You cross Saint-Julien-Molin-Molette (with its shops, restaurants and accommodation). The provisional cycle route then runs along Le Ternay Dam, to Saint-Marcel-lès-Annonay. From here, rejoin a portion of the Via Fluvia that is laid out and signposted, the surface smooth and accessible to wheelchairs, prams, rollerbladers and scooters, plus there’s a stretch on road up to Boulieu-lès-Annonay, but with little traffic. Before arriving at Vidalon and the Musée des Papeteries Canson et Montgolfier, there’s a 200m descent. The stretch along the Deûme towards Annonay is shaded.
- Saint-Marcel-lès-Annonay : Barrage du Ternay, a dam, with a lovely path, some 4km in length, called the Chemin de Ronde, lined with cedars of Lebanon and some sequoias
- Boulieu-lès-Annonay: a medieval village, once fully fortified, at the foot of the small mountain, Le Colombier
- Annonay: the Espace du Parchemin et du Cuir, on leather- and parchment-making, listed since 2011 on the French inventory of Métiers d'Art Rare (Rare Crafts) – the Parcheminerie Dumas is one of just three parchment-makers left in France
- Davézieux: Musée des Papeteries Canson Montgolfier, set in the house where the Montgolfier brothers were born, the museum bringing to life how paper has been manufactured here between the 17th and 21st centuries.