La Dolce Via is a gentle trail in Ardèche taking you all the way to the banks of the RIver Eyrieux and its well-preserved valley. 90 km of safe greenway in the Eyrieux valley.
The Dolce Via is a gentle trail in Ardèche taking you all the way to the banks of the Eyrieux River and its well-preserved valley. 90 km of safe softway in the Eyrieux valley with stunning views !
The Dolce Via follows the route of an old local railway abandoned since 1968, and now provides a completely safe route from La Voulte-sur-Rhône to Le Cheylard, then Le Cheylard to Saint-Agrève and from Le Cheylard to Lamastre. This trail is reachable from several places and is perfect to discover the inland of Ardèche by bike.
An invitation for ramblers to discover the countryside and its wild scents amongst green oaks, boxwoods and acacias, the many works of art, and to understand the agricultural and industrial past of this valley.
Cycling with family, friends or for time out by yourself, enjoy picture-postcard landscapes and fresh, country air. Along the way are opportunities to have lunch on a restaurant terrace, relax at a shady café or picnic in the rocks. You can even hire a canoe at Eyrieux Sport or fancy rock climbing above the river at Aquarock!
Worth knowing: the trail is very easy when starting from Saint-Agrève to La Voulte-sur-Rhône (going downhill).
Alternatively, start your ride on board the steam train ‘Train de l’Ardèche’ from Saint-Jean-de-Muzols to Lamastre where the Dolce Via starts. Advanced bookings for cycles on board compulsory.