Published by Lyn on 4 September 2019
Becky Allen and Mark Goodson stayed at Le Rialto hotel in Neufchâteau on the Meuse River bike route.
We stayed at Le Rialto while riding the EuroVelo 19 Meuse Cycle Route. The hotel is basic but friendly and right on the river.
4 things we liked about the hotel
The ingredients that make a decent bike-touring hotel aren’t necessarily those you’d look for if you weren’t travelling under your own steam, so despite its basic rooms, the Rialto’s location was great. Sitting on the banks of the Mouzon river, the Rialto is right on the Meuse a velo route: there’s no mistaking its pink neon Rialto bridge sign and no trouble picking up the route again the following morning. The Tourist Information Office has a walking route that guides you between its oldest buildings and two churches, but there’s really not that much to see in town. It is also just 700 metres from the train station.
2. Picnic menu
The hotel offers a great picnic menu. They provide a printed list of options – everything from salad, veg and croutons to cheese and meat and a selection of dressings – to complete before you retire to bed and it’s ready waiting for you at breakfast the following morning.
The Rialto has a bar and restaurant on site, with tables inside and out, meaning you need travel no further for your post-ride recovery drink or your supper.
4. Secure bike parking
The hotel’s bike parking is a little courtyard beside the kitchen door, an area that gets locked at night.