The stage is almost entirely on greenways that are well signposted and laid out up to Sablons. There are just a few small stretches on roads, particularly arriving at Sablons. Take care on the D 4 road at Sablons.
Railway stations (SNCF) :
Vienne railway station - Saint Clair-les-Roches railway station - Péage de Roussillon railway station :
- TER (local service) line 5 : Lyon> Valence > Avignon > Marseille
Sablons bus station bus :
Local bus services (bikes are not accepted) : line 75 : Lyon > Vienne > Le Péage de Roussillon > Sablons > Serrières > Félines > Peaugres > Davézieux > Annonay
Tourist Information Centres :
- Vienne and Pays Viennois Tourist Office Ph. 04 74 53 80 30
- Condrieu region Tourist Office, branch of the tourist office of Pilat Ph. 04 74 56 62 83
- Pilat Rhodanien Tourist Office, Maison du Parc Naturel Régional (Pélussin) Ph. 04 74 87 52 00
- Roussillon County Tourist Office Ph. 04 74 86 72 07
Don't miss :
Vienne: a Ville d’Art et d’Histoire, in recognition of its cultural riches. The town boasts one of the richest Roman legacies in France, with an ancient theatre, the Cybèle archaeological garden, the temple to Augustus and Livia, plus an enigmatic pyramid. Vienne is also known for its International Jazz Festival, held each July.
Saint-Romain-en-Gal: for its archaeological site and its Gallo-Roman museum.
L’île Barlet: located on a secondary branch of the Rhône at St-Romain-en-Gal, with outdoor café, or guinguette, cycle hire and a fitness trail.
Ampuis: here, the vines of Côte-Rôtie have been famed since antiquity.
Centre d'observation de l'Ile du Beurre – at Tupins-et-Semons: this is a protected site, an island whose changing landscapes bear witness to the Rhône’s wild side. Along the nature trail are two observatories, open every day of the year. There’s also a permanent exhibition on beavers and aquariums presenting the fish to be found in the Rhône and its secondary branches.
The outdoor sports and recreation centre at Les Roches de Condrieu
The outdoor sports and recreation centre at Saint-Pierre-de-Bœuf
Sablons: l’île de la Platière, an island on the Rhône.
Serrières: Musée des mariniers, a museum dedicated to the Rhône’s former mariners.
Excursion to the Parc Naturel Régional du Pilat: above the famous wine village of Condrieu, the steep slopes are covered with vines, and majestic views open onto the Rhône Valley. Then comes wilder countryside scattered with historic villages like Malleval, a medieval fortified village in a remarkable site.
Vienne : Saturday morning
Loire sur Rhône : Tuesday morning
Ampuis : Wednesday morning
Condrieu : Friday morning
Les Roches de Condrieu : Tuesday morning
Le Péage de Roussillon : Thursday and Saturday morning
Sablons : Tuesday morning