Little break in front of the castle
Enjoying the great view at Lake Genf
Cycle path at Saillon
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Rhône-Route

From glacier to wine.

The Rhone-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 Rhone 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 Rhone-Route offers scenic and cultural variety and the flat route profile makes it perfect for casual cyclists as well.

Medium
Medium
  • 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

Arrival in the Goms, the wide valley of the young Rhone, 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 Rhone Glacier.

The still young Rhone, 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 Rhone 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 Rhone 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 Rhone 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".

Tour character

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 and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Andermatt
  Season 1
09.09.2023 - 24.09.2023

Arrival daily
Season 2
17.06.2023 - 08.09.2023

Arrival daily
Rhone-Route, 10 days, cat. A, CH-WSRAG-10A
Base price
1,629.00
1,689.00
Surcharge single room 539.00 539.00
Rhone-Route, 8 days, cat. B, CH-WSRAG-10B
Base price
1,429.00
1,479.00
Surcharge single room 449.00 449.00

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

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Arrival daily
Rhone-Route, 10 days, cat. A, CH-WSRAG-10A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Rhone-Route, 8 days, cat. B, CH-WSRAG-10B
Base price
Surcharge single room
1,629.00
539.00
1,429.00
449.00
1,689.00
539.00
1,479.00
449.00

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

Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Andermatt
Double room p.P. cat. A
Surcharge single room
Genf
Double room p.P. cat. A
Surcharge single room
Andermatt
Double room p.P. cat. B
Surcharge single room
Genf
Double room p.P. cat. B
Surcharge single room
109.00
55.00
99.00
59.00
95.00
35.00
99.00
59.00
109.00
55.00
99.00
59.00
95.00
35.00
99.00
59.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Andermatt
  Season 1
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023

Arrival daily
Season 2
Jun 17, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023

Arrival daily
Andermatt
Double room p.P. cat. A 109.00 109.00
Surcharge single room 55.00 55.00
Genf
Double room p.P. cat. A 99.00 99.00
Surcharge single room 59.00 59.00
Andermatt
Double room p.P. cat. B 95.00 95.00
Surcharge single room 35.00 35.00
Genf
Double room p.P. cat. B 99.00 99.00
Surcharge single room 59.00 59.00
Filter
27-gear unisex
27-gear gents
Electric bike
169.00
169.00
335.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transport
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • 1 vine tasting in Varen
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service-hotline
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

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

Notes:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • This trip is already bookable from 06.05. in a variant 8 days / 7 nights with arrival in Oberwald.
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
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Vanessa Bräumann, Travel specialist & Team lead assistant
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Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Kerstin H. AT | 11.01.2022
Genusstour
Eine Radour nach unserem Geschmack! Tagsüber radelst du durch eine wunderschöne Landschaft und kannst die kulturelle Sehenswürdigkeiten anschauen und am Abend genießt du ein Glas Wein und leckeres Essen. Eine perfekte Kombination. Die Weinverkostung am dritten Tag stellte sich als Höhepunkt unserer Radreise heraus. Eine beeindruckendes Weingut und sehr guter Wein. Die Tour hat uns so gut gefallen, dass wir bestimmt noch mal die Rhône-Route fahren werden.
Vanessa Bräumann
Vanessa Bräumann answered:
Vielen Dank für das ausführliche Feedback. Es freut uns sehr, dass Ihnen die Tour so gut gefallen hat. Wir haben auch schöne Radtouren in anderen Weinregionen ;) Gerne stehen wir für Fragen zur Verfügung.
4 stars
Ernst Peterhans CH | 02.08.2020
Rhône, Oberwald bis Genf, Schweizer Velo-Route Nummer 1, mehrheitlich gut beschildert, mehrheitlich schöner Radweg

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