From glacier to wine.
Fair Weather Cyclist
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
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».
Departure or extension
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.
Category: Cat. A: 4*-hotels and 3*-hotels / Cat. B: 3*-Hotels
- 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
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Zurich airport
- Oberwald train station
- Car park Oberwald train station, no reservation possible
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!