Rhone-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
  • 7 Days / 6 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. From the heights, a round tower guards Martigny with its famous art collection of the Foundation Gianadda. At the valley’s narrowest point, St-Maurice guards golden church treasures.

From Villeneuve onwards you can enjoy the views of sunny Lake Geneva, the panorama of Savoyen Alps and little wine-grower villages of Lavaux. On the “Swiss Riviera” Achâteau de Chillon and the lake-promenade of Montreux – with jazz festival in July – invite you to rest and enjoy. Visit the Olympic museum of Lausanne.

You pass the market town Morges and ride along the Lake of Geneva with the Mont-Blanc massif in view. The free shore gets rarer, the villas and yachts get bigger, and soon the metropolis of Geneva announces itself with boulevards and the 140 metre high water jet «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 at a glance
Season 1
May 27, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Sep 16, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
Daily
Season 2
May 5, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Jun 24, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
Daily
Rhone-Route, 7 days, category A, CH-WLRUG-07A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Rhone-Route, 7 days, category B, CH-WLRUG-07B
Base price
Surcharge single room
669,00
219,00
629,00
219,00
719,00
219,00
669,00
219,00
Season 1
May 27, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Sep 16, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
Season 2
May 5, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Jun 24, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
Oberwald/Ulrichen A Komfort
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Genf/surroundings A Komfort
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Oberwald/Ulrichen B Standard
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Genf/surroundings B Standard
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
103,00
68,00
106,00
71,00
103,00
68,00
106,00
71,00
103,00
68,00
106,00
71,00
103,00
68,00
106,00
71,00
Price
Rental bike 24-gear
Electric bike
90,00
190,00

Services and infos

  • 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
Angelika Spindler
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Angelika Spindler, Customer service

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