Rhone Route Valais
Sun, Wine and Culture: the Rhone-Route, between Oberwald and Geneva offers scenic and cultural varie...
Sun, Wine and Culture
The Rhône-Route connects three completely different types of landscape between Oberwald and Geneva: in Goms, the landscape is alpine and the route consists for the most part of downhill rides with an occasional ascent. In Brig, the Rhône valley widens. Nowhere in Switzerland is there more sunshine than in Valais. Another change of scenery in Villeneuve, where the wide, light-flooded area of Lake Geneva on one side, and the wine-growing hills on the other side of the route accompany the cyclist on his way towards the destination in Montreux. The Rhône-Route offers scenic and cultural variety and the flat route profile makes it perfect for casual cyclists as well.
Day 1: Individual arrival in Oberwald | Oberwald – Brig surroundings
Arrival in the Goms, the wide valley of the “young” Rhône, with its remarkable, sunburned wooden houses. In this part of Switzerland, the Rhône is still called the “Rotten”. Ride through this sunny high valley towards Brig and in the evening visit the the neighbouring village of Naters and the World Nature Forum with information on the UNESCO World Heritage - Region Jungfrau-Aletsch.
Approx. 50 km / 620 m ascent / 1,300 m descent
Day 2: Brig surroundings – Sierre
The main valley in the Valais widens, with the sun warming the dry mountain slopes, leaving the river Rhône between Leuk and Sierre and riding through the vineyards to a winery and a wine tasting before continuing on to Sion and its castles.
Approx. 42 km / 170 m ascent / 320 m descent
Day 3: Sierre – Martigny
The capital city Sion shows off its historical castles, churches and mansions. The alpine landscape dominates the Rhône-Valley, which you will follow along the fertile vineyards and fruit orchards.
Approx. 44 km / 120 m ascent / 180 m descent
Day 4: Martigny – Montreux | Departure or individual extension
From the bend in the Rhône, under the protective eye of the Bâtiaz tower overlooking Martigny, the route follows the river to St-Maurice, where the Abbey reveals its treasures to visitors. High mountains and lowlands, Lac Léman hidden behind reeds and defiant Chillon Castle on the water’s edge.
Approx. 55-60 km / 215–250 m ascent / 305-335 m descent
Hilly in the initial sections in the high valley of Goms. From Brig, the Rhône-Route leads through flat areas and is suitable for leisure cyclists, with some headwind encountered from Sion. A highlight is the excursion through the Lavaux vineyards. A certain amount of traffic and busy roads in the urban sections.
3 overnight stays with breakfast
Daily luggage transfers
Wine tasting in Varen
Carefully detailed route description
Detailed travel documents (one per room)
GPS Data available
Not included :
Tourist tax, if due
Option of additional nights - booking after your payment (you will be contacted by our booking team):
Obergesteln / Oberwald: CHF 129 (per person in double room)
Single room surcharge: CHF 50
Montreux: CHF 109 (per person in a double room)
Single room surcharge: CHF 50
Bike hire option - booking after your payment (you will be contacted by our booking team):
27-speed bike: CHF 95
Electric bike : CHF 189
Up to 29 days before start of the trip: 20%
28 – 15 days before start of the trip: 50%
14 – 08 days before start of the trip: 70%
07 – 1 days before start of the trip: 90%
0 days before start of the trip / No show: 100%