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, 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.

Itinerary

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

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, 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.

What’s included:

  • 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

  • Service hotline

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

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 days 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, 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.

Itinerary

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

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, 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.

What’s included:

  • 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

  • Service hotline

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

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 days before start of the trip / No show: 100%

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