2020
The Rhône Route in Switzerland

The Rhône Route in Switzerland

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

Oberwald – Montreux – Geneva

  • Wallis mountains, water castle Chillon, Lausanne, Lake Geneva
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○

days
8

km / day avg.
50

The Rhône Route in Switzerland is a wonderful destination for people 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.

The Rhône Route in Switzerland
  • 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 ●●●○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Oberwald / Ulrichen

When you arrive in Oberwald or Ulrichen, 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. 

Day 2: Oberwald – Brig region, 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.

Day 3: Brig – Sion, approx. 60 km

Along the still wild Rhône, you pedal along level cycle paths following the Rhône Route signs with the 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. After a downhill section through the huge Pfyn forest, you reach Sierre. Follow in the footsteps of the lyricist, Rilke, and let the countryside work its magic on you! From here, French is spoken! You stay overnight in the medieval town of Sion with its wonderful castle towers.

Day 4: Sion – Martigny, approx. 30 km

Pedalling through luscious green vineyards and expansive orchards and fields of vegetables you make your way to Martigny. There are many sights here that have been witness to the town's rich history. Wend your way through the history of the Celts, the Romans and Napoleon's troops who have all left traces here. The town is well known for its castle ruin, La Bâtiaz. Martigny will convince you with its southern flair, delicious cuisine and historic heritage.

Day 5: Martigny – Montreux / Vevey, approx. 50 km / 60 km

You cycle through ever opening countryside. Mountains and valleys alternate here along the Rhône Route. At Lake Geneva you'll find the town of Montreux, located in a protected bay and surrounded by vineyards. The snow-peaked Alps are breath-taking in their apparel. Passing the water castle at Chillon you get to Vervey via Montreux. The location, right on the lake, with views of the Alpine panorama is enchanting.

Day 6: Montreux – Morges / Nyon region, approx. 40 / 65 km

In the morning you cycle on along your route via Lausanne. Modern and diverse describe Switzerland's Olympia town, which also features a Gothic cathedral. Enjoy its unique location on Lake Geneva. The Mont-Blanc massif in sight, pedal alongside the lake to Morges. Visit Castle Morges with its four museums and walk along the lakeside promenade. From July to October, 1.5 km of the lakeside promenade is decorated with dahlias.

Day 7: Morges – Geneva, approx. 60 / 30 km

After breakfast you cycle alongside the lake to Geneva via Nyon. The villas and yachts get bigger the closer you get to Geneva. This French-speaking town is nestled between Alpine peaks in a bay where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva. In the lively little streets of the old quarter of this sophisticated town, you will see many elegant boutiques. Valuable in another sense are the lakeside promenades with unique views of the beautiful water of the lake and a 140-m-high fountain.

Day 8: Individual departure

After breakfast, your cycling holiday on the Rhône Route in Switzerland comes to an end. You will take many impressions of Wallis and Lake Geneva back home!

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Season times and prices 2020

Arrival daily from 15.06.2020 to 13.09.2020

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

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Basic Price

Category B

Season A

21.09. - 11.10.

Season B

31.05. - 14.06.
29.08. - 20.09.

Season C

15.06. - 28.08.

Single room supplement 279

Category A

Season A

21.09. - 11.10.

Season B

31.05. - 14.06.
29.08. - 20.09.

Season C

15.06. - 28.08.

Single room supplement 319

All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level, category B (OE-CHOG7)
  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3*/4* level, category A (OE-CHOG7)
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Geneva
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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For our younger cyclists

Because of the challenging sections, we do not recommend this tour for children.

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Additional bookable services

All Prices are per person
Category B
Category A

Additional fee single room

279 €

319 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Oberwald / Ulrichen

69 €

69 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Genf

115 €

115 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Oberwald / Ulrichen

109 €

109 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Genf

165 €

165 €

Rental Bikes

Free child seat. All prices per person in double bike, except Rental Bikes Rental Bikes
Rental Bike
Rental Bike
99 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
219 €

Insurance

The GuteFahrt protection includes the following benefits (without deductibles): travel cancellation insurance, health assistance, travel assistance, premature termination insurance, rebooking fee protection and luggage insurance.

These insurance policies are available for different durations of travel and can be booked directly via our online booking form. The costs per person are shown accordingly.

Important information: Authoritative for insurance protection are the general terms and conditions of insurance of AGA International S.A. The complete product and consumer information and terms and conditions of insurance can be found at www.allianz-assistance.de/pib or call: +49 89 - 624 24 - 460 to order a copy. We reserve the right to make changes to the benefits and premiums.

Note: the insurance policies are only available in German!

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Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
99 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
219 €

Types of rental bikes:

  • 24-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel
  • E-bike
Fittings:

Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit

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Rental Bike

24-gear Rental Bike

99 €

E-bike

219 €

The Rhône Route in Switzerland
  • 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 ●●●○○
  • Route condition
    Mostly flat routes on asphalted roads and country roads. Some inclines.
  • Parking information
    Free of charge parking place nearby the station in Oberwald.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Return journey to Oberwald / Ulrichen
    Travel by train (on your own initiative). Hourly connections, duration approx. 4 hours, 1 change.
  • Own bikes
    If you do not need a rental bike, please indicate in the booking form, whether you arrive with your own bike or your own E-Bike.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
8

km / day avg.
50