2024
Die Rhône-Route in der Schweiz

The Rhône Route in Switzerland

From the mountain backdrop in Wallis to the sophisticated town of Geneva

  Oberwald – Montreux – Geneva

  • Wallis mountains, Chillon moated castle, Lausanne, Lake Geneva
  • Wine tasting included!
  • Daily routes ●●●○○, altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Rhône Cycle Route Part 1

Days
8

Ø km per day
50

The Rhône Route in Switzerland is a wonderful destination for all those who just can't get enough of the Swiss Alps, but don't want to cycle up them. Your cycle route, along national velo route No. 1, follows relatively level ground through the sun-spoiled Gomstal valley in the canton of Wallis. Great views of the mountain panorama are guaranteed! Particular eye-catchers are the brown wooden houses in the Wallis villages and the historic quarter of Brig with its patrician houses. The vineyards of Sierre are known to have inspired many an artist. One of the prettiest views awaits you on the final day of the route: You cycle along Lake Geneva, with views of the glittering waves and a backdrop of the Mont-Blanc massif. Your cycling holiday along the Rhône Route in Switzerland ends in the cosmopolitan city of Geneva.

 

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    OE-CHOG7
  • Start / Destination
    Oberwald / Geneva
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 290 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 30 and 65 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
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Day 1: Individual arrival in Oberwald (Cat. B) / Obergesteln (Cat. A)

When you arrive in Oberwald or Obergesteln, you'll have views over the expansive Gomstal valley. The two villages are typical mountain villages with old sun-weathered wooden houses. The Wallis Mountains set the atmosphere perfectly for your Rhône Route in Switzerland. 

Anglican chapel near Oberwald

Anglican chapel near Oberwald

Day 2: Oberwald / Obergesteln – Brig, approx. 45 – 50 km

You cycle through the open valley with fascinating views of the mountains. The Rhône winds its way through the countryside. You cycle downstream. There are still a few inclines to tackle on your way to Brig. In the capital of Oberwallis, at the foot of Simplon Pass, the Baroque Stockalper Palace from the 17th century will catch your eye. In the nearby interactive World Nature Forum, allow each of your senses to become familiar with the world of the Alps.

 

At Stockalper Palace in Brig

At Stockalper Palace in Brig

Day 3: Brig – Sierre, approx. 50 km

Along the still wild Rhône, you pedal along level cycle paths following the Rhône Route signs reading No. 1 – through Wallis Valley, which gradually becomes wider and wider. In contrast to the charming villages are the mountains – some of them up to 4000 metres high.Between Leuk and Sierre you leave the Rhône route and cycle through beautiful vineyards to a winery. At a wine tasting you can convince yourself of the quality of the wines. From here on, locals speak French. You stay overnight in the medieval town of Sion with its wonderful castle towers.

Vineyards near Sierre

Vineyards near Sierre

Day 4: Sierre – Martigny, approx. 40 km

You cycle through lush green vineyards and extensive fruit and vegetable fields to Martigny. Numerous sights bear witness to the town's rich history. Stroll through the history of the Celts, Romans and Napoleon's troops, who left their mark here. Martigny is famous for its castle ruins of La Bâtiaz. Martigny impresses with its southern flair, tasty cuisine and historical heritage.

 

View of Martigny

View of Martigny

Day 5: Martigny – Montreux (Cat. B) / Vevey (Cat. A), approx. 50 / 60 km

You ride through a landscape that opens up. High mountains and lowlands alternate here on the Rhône route. On Lake Geneva, in a sheltered bay surrounded by vineyards, lies the town of Montreux. The snow-capped Alps offer a breathtaking view. Passing the moated castle of Chillon via Montreux, you reach Vervey. The location directly on the lake with a view of the Alpine panorama will enchant you.

View of Montreux and Lake Geneva

View of Montreux and Lake Geneva

Day 6: Montreux – Prangins / Nyon, approx. 65 - 70 km

In the morning, you cycle on via Lausanne. Switzerland's Olympic city with its Gothic cathedral is modern and multifaceted. Enjoy its unique location on Lake Geneva. With the Mont Blanc massif firmly in view, cycle along the lake to Morges. Visit Morges Castle with its four museums or take a stroll along the lakeside promenade. From July to October, 1.5 kilometers of the lakeside road are adorned with dahlias.

Ouchy Castle in Lausanne

Ouchy Castle in Lausanne

Day 7: Nyon - Geneva, approx. 60 / 30 km

After breakfast, you cycle along the lake to Geneva. The villas and yachts get bigger the closer you get to Geneva. The French-speaking city is nestled between Alpine peaks in the bay where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva. In the lively old town streets of fashionable Geneva, you will come across a multitude of elegant boutiques. The lakeside promenades with their unique view of the beautiful lake with its 140-metre-high water fountain are very worth a visit.

 

Boat on Lake Geneva

Boat on Lake Geneva

Day 8: Individual departure

After breakfast, your cycle tour on the Rhône route in Switzerland comes to an end. You will take many impressions of Valais and Lake Geneva with you on your journey home. We are happy to extend your stay with an extra night if you'd like.

View over Geneva

View over Geneva

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival daily from 04.05.2024 to 13.10.2024Early booking discount: -15 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Category B

Season A
28.09. - 13.10.

from1239 €
Season B
04.05. - 27.09.

from1279 €

Category A

Season A
28.09. - 13.10.

from1419 €
Season B
04.05. - 27.09.

from1469 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level, category B (OE-CHOG7b)
  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* / 4* level, category A (OE-CHOG7a)
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Geneva, 1 piece of luggage per person, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Wine tasting in Varen
  • Travel documents with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
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Not included is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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For our younger cyclists

For lack of family rooms, we cannot offer discounts for children on this trip.

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Category B
Category A

Additional fee single room

399 €

439 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Category B
Category A
Brig
 DBL

85 €

95 €

 SGL

119 €

135 €

Geneva
 DBL

135 €

 SGL

239 €

Oberwald
 DBL

79 €

139 €

 SGL

119 €

179 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
155 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
289 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 27-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel
  • E-bike / pedelec
Equipment

Pannier, bike lock, air pump, repair kit

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27-gear unisex bike

155 €

E-Bike / pedelec

289 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
    OE-CHOG7
  • Start / Destination
    Oberwald / Geneva
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 290 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 30 and 70 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Trail conditions
    Apart from a few climbs, you will find a predominantly flat route on small, as well as mostly asphalted country roads and farm tracks.
  • Parking information
    Free parking at the train station in Oberwald, paid parking spaces at the hotel in Obergesteln
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen
  • Return to Oberwald
    On your own by train, hourly connections, one change, duration approx. 4 hours
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    The trip is not suitable for people with limited mobility.
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Days
8

Ø km per day
50