Rhone Route Valais

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Description

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. 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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Individual arrival in Oberwald | Oberwald – Brig surroundings

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 neighboring village of Naters with information to 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, the sun warms the dry mountain slopes. Between Leuk and Sierre you will leave the river Rhone and drive through the vineyards to a winery. After a wine tasting, you continue to the castles of Sion.

approx. 42 km / 170 m ascent / 320 m descent

Day 3: Sierre – Martigny

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. 44 km / 120 m ascent / 180 m descent

Day 4: Martigny – Montreux | Departure or individual extension

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. 55-60 km / 215–250 m ascent / 305-335 m descent

Key elements

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. From Sion, you’ll have to face some headwind. A highlight is the excursion through the Lavaux vineyards. In the urban sections you’ll have to face some traffic and busy roads.

What’s included:

  • 3 overnight stays with breakfast

  • Daily luggage transfers

  • Wine tasting in Varen

  • Carefully elaborated route description

  • Detailed travel documents ( 1x per room)

  • GPS Data available

  • Service hotline

Not included :

Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price

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.- (par personne en chambre double)

  • Supplément chambre simple: 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.-

Cancellation conditions:

  • 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 day before start of the trip / No–show: 100%

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. 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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Individual arrival in Oberwald | Oberwald – Brig surroundings

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 neighboring village of Naters with information to 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, the sun warms the dry mountain slopes. Between Leuk and Sierre you will leave the river Rhone and drive through the vineyards to a winery. After a wine tasting, you continue to the castles of Sion.

approx. 42 km / 170 m ascent / 320 m descent

Day 3: Sierre – Martigny

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. 44 km / 120 m ascent / 180 m descent

Day 4: Martigny – Montreux | Departure or individual extension

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. 55-60 km / 215–250 m ascent / 305-335 m descent

Key elements

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. From Sion, you’ll have to face some headwind. A highlight is the excursion through the Lavaux vineyards. In the urban sections you’ll have to face some traffic and busy roads.

What’s included:

  • 3 overnight stays with breakfast

  • Daily luggage transfers

  • Wine tasting in Varen

  • Carefully elaborated route description

  • Detailed travel documents ( 1x per room)

  • GPS Data available

  • Service hotline

Not included :

Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price

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.- (par personne en chambre double)

  • Supplément chambre simple: 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.-

Cancellation conditions:

  • 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 day before start of the trip / No–show: 100%

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