Many long-distance hiking itineraries (GR) cross our region, much to the delight of seasoned walkers. Without a doubt, the most popular itinerary is the Camino de Santiago (GR65), but the Haut-Rhône is also visited by the GTJ (Grande Traversée du Jura walking, mountain-biking and bridle route), the GR9 long-distance hiking trail, the Chemins du Soleil (long-distance mountain-bike trail connecting Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean), the Huguenot trail (international long-distance trail), and the Lake Geneva balcony trail (Franco-Swiss trail following the peaks around Lake Geneva).

Following the Tour de France route, tackle the Grand Colombier pass, or follow the Montagne des Princes or Vuache mountain hiking paths. Whether you want a challenging hike or a gentle family walk, the Haut-Rhône offers a whole array of paths to explore this beautiful landscape.


The ViaRhôna 815-km cycle touring itinerary includes sections that are ideal for a day’s bike ride with the family.

The ViaRhôna has a mission: to have you cycling from the banks of Lake Geneva, along the River Rhône, all the way to the beaches of the Mediterranean. This cycling itinerary, which is still under construction, takes touring cyclists from the panoramic views of the Alps to the shores of Camargue, visiting along the way the emblematic landscapes of the Haut-Rhône, the Rhône valley and southern Provence.

The ViaRhôna is a path of civilisations, recounting more than 2,000 years of history and a wealth of heritage as it alternates between cycle paths and sections with shared right of way.

The section across the Haut-Rhône between Geneva and Lyon is the part of the ViaRhôna where the work is probably the most complete. It offers the beautiful scenery of this most untouched part of the French Rhône.

We also propose a free detailed map of the itinerary. Don’t hesitate to download the digital version in our brochures section.


A collection of cycling guidebooks is on sale at Haut-Rhône Tourisme or for download from our website. These guides allow you to explore the region at your own pace. You can also download the free Mhikes app onto your smartphone for a geoguided discovery of the gems of the Haut-Rhône, Chautagne and South Bugey regions.

Find all Mhikes itineraries in the Haut-Rhône on: https://mhikes.com

Haut-Rhône Tourisme carries the “Accueil Vélo” seal of approval. This means we are equipped with everything you need to repair or recharge your bike. Don’t hesitate to visit our tourist information offices in Seyssel (10, Route d’Aix-les-Bains) or Frangy (35, Place de l’Eglise).