Cycling holidays Rhone-Bummlertour

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

You leave the Stockalper Palace behind you and drive through small villages and settlements. Visible from afar is the castle church of Raron, towering high above the valley. The destination of today's ride is the small village of Susten, which is located at the gates of the Pfynwald Nature Park.

approx. 35 km
130 m
170 m

In the meantime, the river has changed its name: as soon as you reach the Lower Valais at Sierre, you no longer speak of the Rotten - you now also officially follow the Rhone. The castles of Tourbillon and Valeria await you at the end of today's ride. Treat yourself to a glass of wine in the bilingual cantonal capital of Sion!

approx. 30 km
90 m
240 m

 

Orchards and vineyards dominate the valley and the white peaks of the 3'000-metre peaks greet us from far above for the last time. A detour to Saillon is worthwhile. In the counterfeit money museum you will discover coins from all over the world and learn about the local hero and coin counterfeiter Joseph-Samuel Farinet.

If you visit an exchange office in Sierre, you can even obtain your own currency, the "Farinet", which you can use to pay in certain places in the Lower Valais. The ruins of the La Bâtiaz fortress will eventually show you the way to Martigny.

approx. 55 – 60 km
215 – 250 m
305 – 335 m

High above, a round tower guards Martigny on the Rhone bend, St-Maurice at the narrowest point in the valley guards golden church treasures. High mountains and lowlands, still hidden behind reeds, the expanse of Lac Léman, and then defiantly the fortress of Chillon Castle in the water.

approx. 50 km
180 m
270 m

Lac Léman, a small silvery sea surrounded by snowy peaks and the vineyards of Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the shore: Vevey, Montreux, and the metropolis of Lausanne, "Olympic city" and lifeblood of the Vaudois population.

approx. 30 km
455 m
455 m

Tour character

An easy tour with only a few metres of altitude. The tour through Lavaux looses its teeth, if you use the funicular to ride up Mont-Pèlerin. There may be a little more traffic around the towns.

The Rhone Route at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Brig
  Season 1
18.03.2023 - 31.03.2023
15.04.2023 - 12.05.2023
23.09.2023 - 16.10.2023

every day
Season 2
01.04.2023 - 14.04.2023
13.05.2023 - 22.09.2023

every day
Rhone-Bummlertour, 7 days, CH-WSRBL-07X
Base price
979.-
1'015.-
Surcharge Single Room 359.- 359.-

Category: 4* hotels and neat 3* hotels

Season 1
Mar 18, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023
Apr 15, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 23, 2023 - Oct 16, 2023
every day
Season 2
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
May 13, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023
every day
Rhone-Bummlertour, 7 days, CH-WSRBL-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
979.-
359.-
1'015.-
359.-

Category: 4* hotels and neat 3* hotels

Season 1
Mar 18, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023
Apr 15, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 23, 2023 - Oct 16, 2023
Season 2
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
May 13, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023
Brig
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Lausanne
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
95.-
135.-
95.-
170.-
95.-
135.-
95.-
170.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Brig
  Season 1
Mar 18, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023
Apr 15, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 23, 2023 - Oct 16, 2023

every day
Season 2
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
May 13, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023

every day
Brig
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 135.- 135.-
Lausanne
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 170.- 170.-
Filter
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
139.-
265.-
Prices per person in CHF

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Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • Overnights stays according to the itinerary in the selected category incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the station (for direct arrival and departure)
  • Subsidy for arrival by train
  • Wine tasting in Varen
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) incl. SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • 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:

  • Arrival by public transport to Brig. If you arrive directly: Suitcases must be handed in at the luggage counter by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.
  • Departure by public transport from Lausanne. Direct departure: Suitcases will be returned to the luggage counter by 5:00 p.m. at the latest. 

Other important information:

  • The distance travelled is approximate and may differ from the actual distance.
  • Travel cancellation insurance, including travel interruption insurance is recommended.
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.

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