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Cycling Holidays Rhone Route

Cycling: Rhone-Route Switzerland

Sun, Wine and Culture

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.

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 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.

approx. 45-55 km
600-610 m
1'270-1'350 m

The main valley in the Valais widens, the 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 the german and french speaking Valais.

approx. 60 km
170-215 m
320-400 m

The capital city Sion shows its historical castles, churches and mansions. The lower Rhone-Valley is dominated by the high-alpine scenery of the Dents du Midi. A world of fertile fruit orchards and vineyards.

approx. 30 km
95-125 m
125-185 m

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 Chillon Castles on the water.

approx. 55-60 km
215–250 m
305-335 m

Lac Léman, a big silver lake 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 the centre of life of the people of Vaud.

approx. 40-65 km
570-890 m
570-870 m

Above the terraced La Côte vineyards, down on the lake the market towns of Morges, Rolle andNyon. Villasand yachts and the cosmopolitan city of Geneva announces itself with boulevards and its 140m-high water fountain «Jet d'eau».

approx. 30-60 km
235–615 m
255–605 m

Tour characteristic

Hilly in the first sections in the high valley of Goms. From Brig Rhône-Route leads through flat areas and is suitable for leisure cyclists. From Sion you will have to face some headwind. A highlight is the tour through the vineyards of Lavaux. In the urban sections you will have to face some traffic and busy roads.

The Rhone Route at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Jun 15, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Sep 21, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
every day
Season 2
May 30, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Jun 27, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020
every day
Rhone Route, 6 days, cat. A, CH-WLROG-06A
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
879.-
289.-
929.-
289.-

Category A: 4*-Hotels and neat 3*-Hotels
Category B: 3*-Hotels

Season 1
Jun 15, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
Sep 21, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Season 2
May 30, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Jun 27, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020
Oberwald A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Genf A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
135.-
190.-
125.-
180.-
135.-
190.-
125.-
180.-
Price
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
99.-
199.-
Price
Travel documents digital only (reduction per room)
-30.-

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Included:

  • 7 overnights stays in the desired accommodation category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Daily luggage transport
  • Guide book
  • Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • 7-day Helpline

Not included:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • Parking space in Oberwald or Ulrichen. Free parking spaces at the train station in Oberwald, no reservation possible
  • Return travel by train from Geneva via Lausanne and Brig to Oberwald. Duration: approx. 4 hours

Travel documents "analogous"

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details.
  • Official guidebook « Cycling Switzerland»
  • maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your  stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital"

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual  vouchers

En route  you will inform  yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free  apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30 per person is offered.

This tour has 1 more variation

Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Anke P. CH | 21.10.2019
Sonnige Velotour durch wunderschöne Gegenden
An der Rhône Richtung Genf zu fahren war ein sehr entspannendes und vielseitiges Erlebnis. Das Rathaus von Leuk, das Stockalperschloss und Chateau Chillin sowie die Wege durch die Weinberge waren echte Highlights. Faszinierend waren auch die Vogelschwärme in den Weinbergen, die immer wieder auf und nieder flogen. Auf dem Weg haben wir am Weingut Burignon halt gemacht. Es hat eine wunderbare Terrasse mit Blick auf den Genfersee und die Weinberge. Und der Wein war ausgezeichnet. Vevey hat uns ebenfalls sehr gefallen.
4 stars
Corinne V. CH | 09.08.2019
Velo-Tour Rhone-Route
Wir verbrachten tolle Veloferien. Die gemieteten Velos waren top. Sehr bequem und gut zu fahren. Die vorgebuchten Hotels waren unterschiedlich, aber alle gut.

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