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Swiss Rhône Cycle path

Sun, wine and culture

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Route

Tour profile / level 2

A little hilly in the first section, from Brig the route is almost completely flat and is also perfect for connoisseurs. A bit of headwind is to be expected from Sion. A highlight is the drive through the Lavaux vineyards. Traffic is to be expected around the urban regions.

Day 1: Andermatt

Individual arrival

Day 2: Andermatt – Obergesteln (cat. A) / Oberwald (cat. B), approx. 40 km

The start in the stony Alpine reduit (fortress), over the treeless pastures of the Urserental, perspiring on the climb to the 2430m Furkapass and an indescribable freewheel past the ice caves of the Rhone Glacier.

Day 3: Obergesteln / Oberwald – Brig, approx. 45 - 50 km

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 neigbouring village of Naters with information to the UNESCO World Heritage - Region Jungfrau-Aletsch.

Day 4: Brig – Sion, approx. 42 km

The main valley in the Valais widens, the sun warms the dry mountain slopes. Between Leuk and Sierre an unruly part of the Rhone, and the Pfynwald, a nature reserve on a huge mound of glacier detritus; this natural park marks also the borderline between the german and french speaking Valais.

Day 5: Sion – Martigny, approx. 40 km

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.

Day 6: Martigny – Vevey (Cat. A) / Montreux (Cat. B), approx. 50 - 60 km

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.

Day 7: Montreux / Vevey – Lausanne, approx. 20- 30 km

Lac Léman, a big silver lake surrounded by snowy summits and vineyards, e.g. UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux. Along the shores: Vevey, Montreux, and the metropolis of Lausanne, "Olympia-City" and the centre of life of the people of Vaud.

Day 8: Lausanne – Nyone (Cat. B) Prangins (Cat. A), approx. 45 km

The terraced vines between Morges and Nyon are known as "La Côte". Fruity Chasselas is pressed here and sweetens your ride. Down on the lakeshore, the market towns of Morges and Rolle pass by. Almost kitschy: the castles of Nyon and Prangins

Day 9: Nyon/ Prangins – Geneva, approx. 30-60 km

Above the terraced La Côte vineyards, down on the lake the market towns of Morges, Rolle andNyon. Villasand yachts  and the cosmopolitan city of Geneva announces itself with boulevards and its 140m-high water fountain «Jet d’eau». After arrival in Geneva luggage retrieval and departure

Day 10: Geneva

Individual departure or extension

Services

  • 9 nights shower/WC

  • Daily breakfast buffet or extended breakfast

  • Luggage transportation

  • Wine tasting in Varen

  • Map and information material per room

  • Navigation app and GPS data available

  • SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription for 1 year

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    S2   15.06. - 13.09.24
    Category A
    S1   14.09. - 29.09.24
    Category A
    S2   15.06. - 13.09.24
    Category B
    S1   14.09. - 29.09.24
    Category B

    Extras

    Discounts extra bed with 2 full paying adults
    children 0-5,99 years -75%
    children 6-11,99 years -50%
    children 12-14,99 years -25%
    3rd person from 15 years on -10%
       
    Bicycle & equipment
    27-speed-bike  186
    E-bike 362
       
    Additional night
    Andermatt Cat. A + B (dbl/sgl) 120/219
    Genevea Cat. A + B (dbl/sgl) 149/264

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    Category A
    Well-chosen, modern 3-4 star hotels with all conceivable comfort. All rooms are equipped with shower / toilet or bath / toilet.

    Obergesteln: Hotel Hubertus****

    Brig: Hotel Stockalperhof***

    Sion: Hotel Elite*** oder Hotel Du Rhône***

    Martigny: Hotel Vatel****

    Vevey: Astra Hotel****

    Prangins: Hotel La Barcarolle****

    Genf: Hôtel Les Nations***


    Category B
    Well-chosen, 3 star hotels. All rooms are equipped with shower / toilet or bath / toilet.

    Oberwald: Hotel Ahorni***

    Brig: Hotel Garni Europe***

    Sion: Hotel Elite***

    Martigny: Boutique Hôtel***

    Montreux: J5 Hotels Helvetie***

    Nyon: Nyon Hostel

    Genf: Hôtel Les Nations***


    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle

    Bicycles inclusive panniers

    Following bikes are available (with light, carrier, mudguards, service-set with tools and spare tube, bicycle pump and combination lock)

    • 27-speed-bikes (freewheel)
    • 8-speed E-Bikes

    E-Bikes | Electrical bikes | Pedelecs

    With an E-bike every bike tour is a breeze! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electro bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... Acclivity can be handled easily.

    Note: E-bikes are a great development, but should be - due to their driving characteristics (high weight + high speed) - booked only by very safe and experienced cyclists with a very good sense of balance. Not suitable are electric bikes for people who rarely ride a bicycle


    Private bicycles

    You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. This is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Geneva (GVA)
    The airport is only 4 km away from the city center. The train serves the airport to and from the center of Geneva every 12 minutes at rush hour with a journey time of just 6 minutes. The SBB "Geneva Airport" train station can be accessed from the Check-in and Arrival levels. Airport can be reached directly. All trains stop at Geneva-Cornavin main station (city center). Then by train from Geneva via Lausanne - Brig to Andermatt. Duration approx. 5 hours.


    Arrival by car

    Parking: Available at "Reuss Parking" (Garage) or "Parkplatz Feldkirch" (outside Parkingspace), with parking fees. Other options you can find >>here


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Andermatt
    Arrival by public transport to Andermatt.


    Transfer

    Return transfer by train from Geneva via Lausanne - Brig to Andermatt. Duration approx. 5 hours. Need to be organized by your own.

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