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 senery 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 aswell.

Fair Weather Cyclist

Fair Weather Cyclist
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Angelika Spindler
Angelika Spindler
+43 6219 7444 145 Contact

Itinerary

Arrival in the Goms, the wide valley oft he young Rhone, with the remarkable, sunburnt wooden houses.

In this part of Switzerland, the Rhone is still called the Rotten. You ride through the sunny high valley towards Brig. In the evening you visit the World Nature Forum in the neigbouring village of Naters with information to the UNESCO World Heritage - Region Jungfrau-Aletsch.

The main valley in the Valais widens, sun warms the dry mountain slopes. Between Leuk and Sierre an unruly part of the Rhone, and the Pfynwald, a nature reserve on a huge mound of glacier detritus; this natural park marks also the borderline between german and french spaking Valais.

The capital Sion shows its historic castles, churches and mansions. The lower Rhonetal is dominated by the high-alpine scenery of the Dents du Midi. A world of fertile fruit orchards and vineyards.

From the heights, a round tower guards Martigny on its bend in the Rhone. At the valley’s narrowest point, St-Maurice guards golden church treasures. High mountains and lowlands, Lac Léman hidden behind reeds and defiant Schloss Chillon on the water.

Lac Léman, a small silver sea surrounded by snowy summits and vineyards, e.g. UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux. Along the shores: Vevey, Montreux, and the metropolis of Lausanne, «Olympia City» and nerve centre of the people of Vaud.

Above the terraced La Côte vineyards, below on the lake the market towns of Morges, Rolle, Nyon. Open shore becomes rarer, villas and yachts larger, soon cosmopolitan Geneva greets us with boulevards and its 140m-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 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Sep 23, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Daily
Season 2
Aug 19, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019
Daily
Season 3
Jun 1, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
Daily
Rhone-Route, 8 days, category A, CH-WLRUG-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Rhone-Route, 8 days, category B, CH-WLRUG-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
859,00
309,00
739,00
269,00
889,00
309,00
759,00
269,00
925,00
309,00
819,00
269,00

Category: Cat. A: 4*-hotels and 3*-hotels / Cat. B: 3*-Hotels

Season 1
Sep 23, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Season 2
Aug 19, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019
Season 3
Jun 1, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
Oberwald/Ulrichen
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Geneva
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Oberwald/Ulrichen
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Geneva
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
105,00
70,00
160,00
110,00
105,00
70,00
160,00
110,00
105,00
70,00
160,00
110,00
105,00
70,00
160,00
110,00
105,00
70,00
160,00
110,00
105,00
70,00
160,00
110,00
Price
Rental bike 24-gear
Electric bike
90,00
190,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 6 overnights stays in the desired accommodation category
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Luggage transport between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents
  • Ticket tot he World Nature Forum in Naters
  • Ride with the cable car Vevey – Le Mont Pélerin
  • GPS-data available
  • Service-hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Zurich airport
  • Oberwald train station
  • Car park Oberwald train station, no reservation possible

Notes:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Angelika Spindler
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Angelika Spindler, Customer service

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