La Via Fluvia – Véloroute entre Loire et Rhône

The Via Fluvia is a cycle route and greenway that crosses 3 departments: Loire, Haute-Loire and Ardèche. Eventually the route should be 120 km long.
Immerse yourself in this route from Lavoûte sur Loire (Haute-Loire) to Annonay (Ardèche) and eventually the Via Rhôna. Cross six territories with varied and incredible landscape identities. This route has been laid out on an old railway line which guarantees a small drop, accessible to all, it will punctuate your walks and discoveries.

You can now browse the completed sections of the Via Fluvia:

– From Lavoûte-sur-Loire to the Tracol Tunnel, travel the 62 km of cycle route and greenway, discovering the heritage, the natural sites but also the towns and villages such as Rosières, Yssingeaux, Grazac, Lapte, Montfaucon-en-Velay , Dunières and many others. The route is completely paved from Saint-Julien-du-Pinet to the Tracol Tunnel, scooters, bicycles, rollerblades, wheelchairs, strollers everything can roll easily. The portion between Rosières and St-Julien-du-Pinet is a path (about 7 km), therefore difficult to pass by rollerblades, road bikes and scooters. A territory with original and wild natural reliefs complemented by a strong historical heritage, great adventures in perspective!

– Undeveloped junction between Haute Loire and Loire:

– 2,7 km cycle route in the Loire between Saint-Sauveur-en-Rue (Les Chavannes) and Saint-Sauveur-en-Rue (La Gare)

– Between Saint-Sauveur-En-Rue (Les Chavannes) and the Bénévis car park (above Bourg-Argental), in the Loire: Alternating cycle route and greenway for 12,2 km, you will take a wooded portion at heart of this South-West slope of the Pilat Regional Natural Park.

– From the Bénévis car park (near Bourg-Argental) to Annonay: 14,5 km of tarmac road. The route leaves the Loire to reach Saint-Marcel-lès-Annonay and continues to the old Canson factories in Annonay, passing through the Vidalon district, and the Canson and Montgolfier Papeteries museum in Davézieux. A wild and bucolic journey to discover…

– From Annonay (Visenty district) to Lac de Vert: 5 km.

-Join the Via Rhôna: an undeveloped junction is offered by the Cance valley:

Take part in our treasure hunts: the enchanted spell of the Via Fluvia An old grimoire was found during the work on the Via Fluvia. This contains information on a spell allowing the reconnection between Man and Nature. During your journey on the old railway line, follow the game booklet and solve the puzzles to replenish the potion of lightness. It will be of great use for the spell!
Sustainable tourism

Development of a former railway line into a cycle lane (greenway) – encouraging bicycle travel

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Location details

Departures of the Via Fluvia possible from the following municipalities:
– Lavoûtes sur Loire, Beaulieu, Rosières,
– St Julien du Pinet, Yssingeaux, Grazac, Lapte
-Raucoules, Montfaucon en Velay, Dunières, Riotord
– St Sauveur en Rue (Les Chavannes/La Gare), Bourg Argental,
– St Marcel les Annonay, Boulieu lès Annonay, Davézieux, Annonay (Visenty, Gare de Midon)
  • In the countryside
  • Public transport stop within 500 m
  • Village center
  • Lake or body of water at -5 km
  • GR route within 1 km


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024


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  • Parking nearby
  • Free parking
  • Parking
  • Public toilets
  • Picnic area.


  • Pet Friendly

Activities on site

  • Cycling sports
  • Various sports
  • Greenway
  • Cycle route

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Physical disability

wheelchair accessible


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43290 Montfaucon-en-Velay
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