Itinerary at a glance
Enjoy the ride through the vineyards in the main Valais valley and visit historic castles, manor houses and churches in Sion. A UNESCO World Heritage Site awaits you in Lavaux and the Olympic city of Lausanne on Lake Geneva.
The main valley of the Valais widens, the sun heats the dry mountain flanks. Between Leuk and Sierre you deviate from the Rhône 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 Rhône 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 Rhône 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 open lakeshore becomes scarcer, the villas and yachts larger, and soon the cosmopolitan city of Geneva announces itself with boulevards and the 140 metre high water fountain "Jet d'eau".
Somewhat hilly in the Goms, from Brig the route is almost completely flat and is also perfect for leisure cyclists. From Sion, you can expect a bit of a headwind. The ride through the vineyards of Lavaux is a highlight. Some traffic around the urban centres.
Prices and dates
Category A: 4****- and middle-class hotels
Category B: middle-class hotels
services & information
Further details about this tour
- Accommodation in the chosen category
- Luggage transfer
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
- App for Navigation and GPS-data
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Oberwald or Brig train station
- Zurich or Geneva airport
- Good train connection from Geneva to Oberwald or Brig
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
- This tour is a partner tour.