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  • 5 Miles in and the first sign for Via Rhona width:360;;height:480
  • The first, of many, crossings of the Rhone width:640;;height:480
  • The Via Rhona - though here following a railway line rather than the river width:640;;height:480
  • Challonges-Usinen - the highest point of the week width:640;;height:480
  • A water stop in the village of Seysell width:640;;height:480
  • The riverside village of Chanaz width:640;;height:480
  • A paddle steamer in Chanaz width:640;;height:480
  • The pedestrian bridge to the village width:640;;height:480
  • A narrow boat width:640;;height:480
  • The mountains get further behind us as we venture south width:640;;height:480
  • Lyon 162 - a decent distance for a cycle path width:640;;height:480
  • Another crossing of the Rhone width:640;;height:480
  • Early morning and the path is all ours width:640;;height:480
  • Luggage by Altura width:640;;height:480
  • The bridge at Groslee width:640;;height:480
  • The picturesque town of Morestel width:640;;height:480
  • Back to the River width:640;;height:480
  • This is the stretch where the valley resmemles the Dordogne width:640;;height:480
  • There are plenty of hydroelectric stations along the route<br /> width:640;;height:480
  • A Chateuax? width:640;;height:480
  • Crops growing well in the wide valley, no shortage of water here. width:640;;height:480
  • There is a castle nestling up above the chateaux width:640;;height:480
  • A great sign on the approach to Lyon - that is a long way to the sea! width:360;;height:480
  • The Grand Parc certainly lives up to its name - it was a few miles long. Or kilometers as they call them over here. width:360;;height:480
  • First view of the centre of Lyon width:640;;height:480
  • Second view of the centre of Lyon width:640;;height:480
  • The Grand Palace de Lyon (I made that up, it could be anything) width:640;;height:480
  • With bikes loaded you can't really go off and explore width:640;;height:480
  • It was a very warm day in Lyon width:640;;height:480
  • Cloudy with some warm drizzle - industry on the oposite bank width:640;;height:480
  • The rain jacket didn't stay on for long - in the south of Fracnce it is generally 'Phil Collins' weather. No Jacket Required. width:640;;height:480
  • A bridge so nice we crosed it twice (in error) width:640;;height:480
  • A common theme of these photos - bridges width:640;;height:480
  • On the approach to Valence width:640;;height:480
  • The architectural style of the bridges is fairly similar width:640;;height:480
  • Another interesting riverside village passes us by width:640;;height:480
  • The Rhone is a wide river width:640;;height:480
  • A wobbly bridge built to ensure the cyclists didn't have to rsk the adjacent ford, which was bone dry width:640;;height:480
  • Hydroelectric, cycle path and blue sky. What to expect on the Via Rhona width:640;;height:480
  • Phone Cameras ae rubbish for these shots - the delightful village of Rochemaure. Provence style hilltop. With ruined ramparts. width:640;;height:480
  • A bridge solely for the Via Rhona width:360;;height:480
  • New build on anceint foundations width:640;;height:480
  • A risky bridge to cross - a lot of rules about how and when to cross width:360;;height:480
  • Surprise, surprise, another bridge. width:640;;height:480
  • Many of the main road crossings were controlled, here was a rare example of an open crossing width:640;;height:480
  • A fortification looking down on the motorway, the Via Rhona, the railway lines and the Rhone width:640;;height:480
  • The approach to Avignon starts here width:640;;height:480
  • Riding through the Vineyards of Chateauneud-du-Pape width:640;;height:480
  • The ruined Chateau of the ninth Pope width:640;;height:480
  • Finally, Le Pont d'Avignon width:640;;height:480
  • The Pont d'Avignon does not cross the river, just juts out about halfway width:640;;height:480
  • All smiles as we look forward to a cool refreshment or two width:640;;height:480
  • View of the other side of the famous half-bridge width:640;;height:480
  • Many tourists on the bridge - how many of them have cycles 355 miles width:640;;height:480
  • Gravel Bikes - onroad, offroad, commuting, adventure, touring. Every home should have one. width:640;;height:480
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