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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.

Moderate
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • Extra dates available for 4 persons or more

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.

approx. 40 km
695 m
1`370 m

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 speaking Valais.

approx. 48 km
160 - 190 m
290 - 375 m

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.

approx. 40 - 60 km
140 - 195 m
120 - 265 m

At the Lake of Geneva, past Montreux and with the cable car up to Le Mont-Pèlerin.

From here, you go through the vineyards of the UNESCO-World-Heritage-Site in Lavaux down to the Olympia-city of Lausanne

approx. 65 km
545 m
580 m

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».

approx. 70 km
685 m
675 m

Characteristic

First leisurely through the Goms, the wide and sunny valley of the young Rhone. Accompanied by the scent of flower fields and larch forests, you reach the alp city of Brig. The main valley is now broader and more densely populated, but only a few kilometres later, the Route leads into a natural park.

The natural park of Pfyn-Finges impresses with its unique and diverse flora and fauna. Here you can still see the Rhone in its original wildness. From the picturesque cities of Sierre and Sion, the landscape is dominated by fruit orchards and vineyards, until you reach the banks of the Lake of Geneva at Le Bouveret.

The Lake of Geneva is like a little silver ocean surrounded by snowy peaks. The marked Route leads through the wine terraces of Lavaux, that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage, as well as the cities of Montreux, Vevey, the lively Waadtland metropolis Lausanne, Morges, Nyon and in the end the international city of Geneva. 

The Rhone Route at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
May 27, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Sep 16, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
Samstag
Season 2
May 5, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Jun 24, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018
Samstag
Rhone-Route Oberwald - Geneva, 7 days, cat. A TO, CH-WLROG-07A
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
749,00
245,00
799,00
245,00
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
Extra night double room
Extra night single room
Chavannes-de-Bogis
Extra night double room
Extra night single room
75,00
115,00
79,00
119,00
75,00
115,00
79,00
119,00
Price
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
99,00
215,00

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

  • 6 Overnights stays in the desired accommodation category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Daily luggage transport
  • Ticket to the World Nature Forum in Naters
  • Ride with the cable car Vevey – Le Mont Pèlerin
  • Guide book
  • Detailed tour documentation
  • GPS-data available
  • 7-day Helpline

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • Parking space in Oberwald or Ulrichen. Free parking spaces at the train station in Oberwald, no reservation possible.

Customer feedback

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
David Schreiber CH | 31.07.2018
Tolle Radreise
Tolle Radtour durchs Rhonetal bis Genf. Gute Hotelwahl.
Günther Lämmerer
Günther Lämmerer answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihre Rückmeldung zu Ihrer Veloreise entlang der Rhône. Es freut uns sehr, dass Ihnen diese Tour so gut gefallen hat.

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