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.

Medium
  • 6 Days / 5 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 can visit the World Nature Forum in the neigbouring village of Naters with information to the UNESCO World Heritage - Region Jungfrau-Aletsch.

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. A world of fertile fruit orchards and vineyards.

approx. 30 - 50 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 Schloss Chillon on the water.

approx. 50 - 60 km
215 – 250 m
305 – 335 m

Lac Léman, a small silver sea 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 nerve centre of the people of Vaud.

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

Above the terraced La Côte vineyards, below on the lake the market towns of Morges, Rolle, Nyon.

Open shore becomes rarer, villas and yachts larger, soon cosmopolitan Geneva greets us with boulevards and its 140m-high water fountain «Jet d'eau».

After arriving in Geneva departure or extension.

30 – 60 km
235 – 615 m
255 – 605 m

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 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Sep 23, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
every day
Season 2
Aug 19, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019
every day
Season 3
Jun 1, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
every day
Rhone Route, 6 days, cat. A, CH-WLROG-06A
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
Rhone Route, 6 days, cat. B, CH-WLROG-06B
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
785,00
249,00
649,00
215,00
815,00
249,00
675,00
215,00
839,00
249,00
699,00
215,00
Season 1
Sep 23, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Season 2
Aug 19, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019
Season 3
Jun 1, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
Oberwald/Ulrichen
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Genf
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Oberwald/Ulrichen
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Genf/Umgebung
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
85,00
125,00
125,00
180,00
85,00
125,00
125,00
180,00
85,00
125,00
125,00
180,00
85,00
125,00
125,00
180,00
85,00
125,00
125,00
180,00
85,00
125,00
125,00
180,00
Price
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
99,00
199,00
Price
Travel documents digital only
-20,00

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

  • 5 overnight stays with breakfast
  • Daily luggage transport (one piece of luggage per person, 20 kg)
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailled route instructions
  • GPS-data available
  • Service Hotline

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 20 per person is offered.

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