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Cycling break of a couple sitting on a wall in front of Stockalper Castle

Rhône-Route, Andermatt – Geneva

From glacier to wine

10 Days / 9 Nights
Cycling break of a couple sitting on a wall in front of Stockalper Castle

The Rhône-Route connects – between Oberwald and Geneva – Three completely different types of landscapes: In the Goms, the landscape is alpine and the route consists for the most part of downhill rides with an occasional rise. In brig, the Rhône valley widens. Nowhere in Switzerland, is there more sunshine than here in the Wallis.

Another change of scenery in Villeneuve. The wide, light flooded area of the Lake of Geneva on one side, the wine hills with sounding names on the other side of the route accompany the cyclist on his way towards the goal of Geneva. The Rhône-Route offers scenic and cultural variety and the flat route profile makes it perfect for casual cyclists as well.

Itinerary at a glance

Right at the beginning, you'll pass by the ice caves of the Rhône Glacier. Castles such as Chillon, Nyon, and Prangins line the route, as well as the crystal-clear Lake Geneva (Lac Léman). Montreux, Lausanne, and Geneva invite you to stroll and linger.

Arrival in the Goms, the wide valley of the young Rhône, with the remarkable, sunburnt wooden houses.

Start in the stone redoubt of the Alps, ride over the treeless alpine pastures of the Urseren Valley, a sweaty climb to the 2,430-metre Furka Pass and an indescribable whiz past the ice caves of the Rhône Glacier.

The still young Rhône, called "Rotten" in Goms, flows through an authentic natural and cultural landscape. Pretty villages with beautiful baroque churches, stone pine forests, flower meadows rich in insects and the spicy scent of resin accompany the cyclists through the sunny high valley.

The main valley of the Valais widens, the sun heats the dry mountain flanks. Between Leuk and Sierre you deviate from the Rhône route and ride through the vineyards to a winery. After a wine tasting, you continue to the castles of Sion.

The capital Sion shows off its historic castles, churches and stately homes. In the lower Rhône Valley, the Dents-du-Midi dominates the high-Alpine backdrop. It is the world of productive orchards and vineyards.

High above, a round tower guards Martigny on the Rhône bend, St-Maurice at the narrowest point in the valley guards golden church treasures. High mountains and lowlands, still hidden behind reeds, the expanse of Lac Léman, and then defiantly the fortress of Chillon Castle in the water.

Lac Léman, a small silvery sea surrounded by snowy peaks and vineyards, like the UnescoUNESCO World Heritage Site of Lavaux. Along the shore: Vevey, Montreux, and the metropolis of Lausanne, Olympic city and lifeblood of the Vaudois population.

The terraced vines between Morges and Nyon are known as "La Côte". Fruity Chasselas is pressed here and sweetens your ride. Down on the lakeshore, the market towns of Morges and Rolle pass by. Almost kitschy: the castles of Nyon and Prangins.

The free lakeshore becomes rarer, the villas and yachts larger, soon the cosmopolitan city of Geneva announces itself with boulevards and the 140-metre-high water fountain "Jet d'eau".

Departure or extension

Route information


The route guides you the most time downwards with few increases. In the are of Mörel you cycle along a busy street. Starting at Brig the route remains flat and easy to cycle.

Prices & Dates

Category A: 4****-hotels and middle-class hotels

Category B: middle-class hotels

Prices per person in EUR

services & information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transport
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)

  • 1 vine tasting in Varen
  • App for navigation and GPS-data
  • Service-hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Andermatt train station
  • Zurich airport or Geneva
  • Good train connections from Genf to Andermatt


  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.
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