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.
Brig surroundings – Sion
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.
Sion – Martingy
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.
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.
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.
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».
Departure or extension
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
Category A: 4*-Hotels and neat 3*-Hotels
Category B: 3*-Hotels
- 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
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
- 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.