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

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
  • 8 Days / 7 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.

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 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Sep 21, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Daily arrival
Season 2
May 31, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020
Daily arrival
Season 3
Jun 15, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
Daily arrival
Rhone-Route, 8 days, category A, CH-WLROG-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Rhone-Route, 8 days, category B, CH-WLRUG-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
969.00
329.00
849.00
299.00
999.00
329.00
899.00
299.00
1,039.00
329.00
929.00
299.00

Category A: 4****-hotels and 3***-hotels
Category B: 3***-hotels

Season 1
Sep 21, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Season 2
May 31, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020
Season 3
Jun 15, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
Oberwald/Ulrichen A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Geneva A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Oberwald/Ulrichen B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Geneva B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
75.00
114.00
119.00
174.00
75.00
114.00
119.00
174.00
75.00
114.00
119.00
174.00
75.00
114.00
119.00
174.00
75.00
114.00
119.00
174.00
75.00
114.00
119.00
174.00
Price
Rental bike 24-gear
Electric bike
109,00
225,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transport between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service-hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Oberwald train station
  • Zurich airport
  • Car park at train station Oberwald, free of charge, no reservation possible.
  • Good train connections from Genf to Oberwald

Notes:

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

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