Electrical bike rental
Bike trips in the Ardeche
Hotel and Restaurant Les Chataigniers is situated right next to the 'Voie Verte' which is a beautiful bike path that takes you through many breathtaking places in the Ardeche.
We provide a bike rental of electrical adult bikes and normal childrens bikes that we rent out for the day. On request we can provide you with a complementary helmet for your security.
We also prepare take away lunch bags which you can order in advance.
Our reception will be happy to help and guide you to find the perfect itinery for your bike trip.
(More information about the 'Voie verte' of Privas on ardeche-buissonniere.fr)
Information about the Via Rhona and the Dolce Via
What is the ViaRhôna?
The ViaRhôna is the name of the French section (which also includes a short section in Switzerland) of the EuroVelo 17 “Rhone Cycle Route” which follows the course of the river from its source (Andermatt) to its mouth into the Mediterranean. The ViaRhôna is 650 km long (EuroVelo 17 is 1,050 km long in total).
To date (April 2021), although not 100% finished, it is possible to complete almost all of it following dedicated roads. The sections which are less well developped are:
– After Evian heading towards Thonon (where you have to ride along a busy road)
– Leaving Lyon heading south
It is worth noting that certain sections are on quiet country roads (before the French-Swiss border in Chancy).
La Dolce Via, a gentle vélo route in the Ardèche region of France, is perfect for young families eager to try their first family bike tour.
La Dolce Via cycle track, meaning ‘pleasant road‘, runs along a converted railway track cut into the flanks of the Eyrieux valley. Following the tumbling Eyrieux river, the Dolce Via velo route, 90km in total, is a wonderful way to experience rural France at its best.
This easy cycle route passes ancient farmhouses, crumbling water mills, and 9th century villages and takes between 2-5 days to complete, depending on your speed and itinerary. It’s the perfect first family bike tour and easy to do self-guided.
Our Hotel has a bike shed that can, on request, be used to store your bikes.