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Cycling break of a couple sitting on a wall in front of Stockalper Castle

Rhône-Route, Oberwald – Geneva

From the glacier to wine

8 Days / 7 Nights
Cycling break of a couple sitting on a wall in front of Stockalper Castle

The Rhône-Route combines three very different types of landscape between Oberwald and Geneva: In Goms, the landscape is alpine and the route is mostly downhill with a few uphill sections. From Brig onwards, the Rhône valley widens out. Nowhere in Switzerland does the sun shine more often than here in Valais. Another change of scenery from Villeneuve: the wide, light-flooded expanse of Lake Geneva on one side of the route and the vineyards with illustrious names on the other accompany cyclists on their journey towards their destination of Geneva. The Rhône route offers plenty of scenic and cultural variety and the flat route profile also makes it ideal for leisure cyclists.

Itinerary at a glance

Enjoy authentic natural and cultural landscapes along the young Rhône, the wide valleys of Valais and the shores of Lake Geneva, surrounded by snowy peaks and vineyards, before reaching the cosmopolitan city of Geneva.

Arrival in Goms, the wide valley of the young Rhône, with its remarkable, sun-baked wooden houses.

The still young Rhone, called "Rotten" in Goms, flows through an authentic natural and cultural landscape. Pretty villages with beautiful baroque churches, Swiss stone pine forests, insect-rich flower meadows and the spicy scent of resin accompany cyclists through the sunny high valley.

The main Valais valley widens, the sun heats the dry mountain flanks. Between Leuk and Sierre, you deviate from the Rhône route and cycle 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 the vineyards of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Lavaux. Along the shore: Vevey, Montreux and the metropolis of Lausanne, "Olympic city" and the lifeblood of the Vaudois population.

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".

Departure or extension

Route information


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 & Dates

Category A: 4****- and middle-class hotels

Category B: middle-class hotels

Prices per person in EUR

services & information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation in the chosen category
  • Breakfast
  • 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.
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