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Cycling holidays Rhone-Route Oberwald/Obergesteln - Geneva

Cycling: Rhone-Route Switzerland Trips to Geneva

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. 

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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. 50 km
620 m
1'300 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. 40 km
170 m
320 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. 45 km
120 m
180 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. 50 – 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. 65 – 70 km

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

approx. 30 km
235 m
255 m

Tour characteristic

Hilly in the first sections in the high valley of Goms. From Brig, the Rhone-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 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Obergesteln
  Season 1
24.09.2022 - 16.10.2022

every day
Season 2
28.05.2022 - 23.09.2022

every day
Rhone Route Obergesteln - Geneva, 8 days, cat. A TO, CH-WSROG-08A
Base price
1'129.-
1'195.-
Surcharge Single Room 399.- 399.-
Place of arrival: Oberwald
  Season 1
24.09.2022 - 16.10.2022

every day
Season 2
28.05.2022 - 23.09.2022

every day
Rhone Route Oberwald - Geneva, 8 days, cat. B TO, CH-WSROG-08B
Base price
959.-
1'035.-
Surcharge Single Room 335.- 335.-

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

Season 1
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
every day
Season 2
May 28, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
every day
Rhone Route Obergesteln - Geneva, 8 days, cat. A TO, CH-WSROG-08A
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1'129.-
399.-
1'195.-
399.-

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

Season 1
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
Season 2
May 28, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
Obergesteln 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)
115.-
165.-
115.-
165.-
115.-
165.-
115.-
165.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Obergesteln
  Season 1
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022

every day
Season 2
May 28, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022

every day
Obergesteln A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Extra night single room (BB) 165.- 165.-
Genf A Komfort
Extra night double room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Extra night single room (BB) 165.- 165.-
Place of arrival: Oberwald
  Season 1
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022

every day
Season 2
May 28, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022

every day
Oberwald B Standard
Extra night double room (BB) 75.- 75.-
Extra night single room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Geneva B Standard
Extra night double room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Extra night single room (BB) 165.- 165.-
Filter
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
135.-
269.-
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 7 overnights stays in the selected category incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Wine tasting in Varen
  • Carfully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Parking space in Oberwald or Obergesteln. Free parking spaces at the train station in Oberwald (no reservation possible) or parking at the hotel in Obergesteln (fees payable on site)
  • Return travel by train from Geneva via Lausanne and Brig to Oberwald. Duration: approx. 4 hours
Travel documents

Travel documents "digital” 

In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app.  We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents: 

  • Description of how to use the necessary apps 
  • Detailed programme for the individual stages 
  • Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus 
  • Luggage tags 
  • Any vouchers

On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance. 

Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge.

Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Hartmut B. DE | 21.09.2021
Landschaftlich reizvolle Radroute
Wir sind den Rhoneradweg von Obergesteln bis nach Lausanne gefahren und waren begeistert. Die Umfahrungen der verkehrsreichen Hauptstraßen durch die Binnaschlucht, über den Chemin du Vignoble und durch das Lavaux waren anstrengend aber landschaftlich sehr reizvoll. Da die Beschilderung des Radweges an einigen Stellen fehlt, sollte unbedingt die empfohlene und sehr gute SchweizMobil Smartphone-App verwendet werden. Hilfreich wäre eine zusätzliche kurze Beschreibung, wie die einzelnen Hotels zu erreichen sind.
5 stars
Marlies H. DE | 17.06.2021
blühende Almwiesen, fantastisches Panorama, Bilderbuchstädte
Nach einem Start über noch blühende Almwiesen tauchen immer wieder rechts wie links der Rhone beeindruckende alpine Panoramen auf. Wunderschöne walliser Ortschaften, die einzigartige Binner Schlucht, aber auch die Staedte wie Brig und Sion gehören zu den Highlights. Dir Streckenabschnitte sind nicht zu lamg, sodass Abstecher in die Bergwelt/ Weingebiete, teilweise in den sehr gut ausgearbeiteten Unterlagen beschrieben, gut machbar sind. Die Schweizmobll App ist auch sehr hilfreich. Ich würde diese Tour noch einmal machen.

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