8 days on the Rhone Cycle Route

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Bike Tours, E-bike tours

Duration

8 days

Duration

326Km

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Self-guided

The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!
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3/5 Medium

Moderate, between 35 and 85 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 300 and 1000 meters.

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Linear

The starting point is different from the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Day 1: Andermatt – Obergesteln/Oberwald (38 or 40 km; +1000/-1085 m)
Individual arrival and hotel check-in. Today, riding your bike, you will discover The Fortress on the Alps, cycling along the barren alpine pastures of Urserental, and tackling first the tough climb on the Furkapass (2430 m) and then a thrilling descent passing by the Rhone glacier caves.

Day 2: Obergesteln/Oberwald – Brig (50 km; +620/-1300 m)
In this part of Switzerland, the Rhone is still called Rotten. Today you will cross the sunny high valley of the Rhone route, towards Brig. In the late afternoon, you can visit the World Nature Forum in the nearby town of Naters, base camp of the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 3: Brig – Sion (42 km; +170/-320 m)
The main valley of Wallis widens and the sun heats up the rocky slopes of the mountains. Between Leuk and Sierre, you will leave the Rhone to venture among the vineyards until you reach a winery. After a wine tasting, you will continue to the castles of Sion.

Day 4: Sion – Martigny (44 km; +120/-180 m)
Let yourself be fascinated by Sion, the capital of the Canton of Wallis and its historic castles, churches and palaces. The Lower Rhone Valley here is dominated by the alpine panorama of the Dents du Midi. You will then cycle through lush orchards and vineyards, to reach Martigny.

Day 5: Martigny – Vevey/Montreux (55 km; +215/-305 m or 60 km; +250/-335 m)
A cylindrical tower dominates Martigny from above. At the narrowest point of the valley, on a bend in the river, between the Abbey dedicated to Saint Maurice and the Rhone, stands St-Maurice, guardian of ancient treasures. From here you will continue between high mountains and plains, until you reach Lake Geneva, hidden behind the reeds and the suggestive Chillon Castle rising from the lake waters.

Day 6: Montreux/Vevey – Lausanne (20 km; +425/-430 m or 30 km; +475/-480 m)
Lake Geneva looks like a small silver sea, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and terraced vineyards, such as those of Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will cycle along the banks of the Rhone and, on your route, you will encounter Vevey, Montreux and the metropolis of Lausanne, nerve center of the Vaud population.

Day 7: Lausanne – Nyon (45 km; +470/-435 m)
Above the terraced vineyards of La Côte and further down, by the lake, you will meet the market towns of Morges, Rolle and Nyon. We recommend visiting the beautiful castles of Nyon and Prangins.

Day 8: Nyon – Geneva (30 km; +235/-255 m or 60 km; +615/-605 m)
Above the terraced vineyards of La Côte and further down, by the lake, you will meet the market towns of Morges, Rolle and Nyon. The cosmopolitan Geneva will welcome you with its boulevards and its 140-meter water jet. At the end of the itinerary, end of services and individual departure.

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • GPS or navigation APP
  • Wine tasting in Varen
  • Costs for luggage pick
  • up at the station (for direct departure)

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"
  • Welcome briefing

💸 Cancellation fees

  • Time Range
  • Full refund
  • More 29 days of departure
  • 75%
  • From 13 to 29 days before departure
  • 50%
  • Up to 7 days before departure
  • Not refundable

Minimum non-refundable rate: 50

8 days on the Rhone Cycle Route

  • To cycle on the first stretch of the Rhone Cycle Route, the Eurovelo 17, which connects the Alps to Geneva
  • To immerse yourself in a great variety of landscapes, passing through captivating villages, romantic valleys and the vast expanses of the Rhone Valley
  • To visit the World Nature Forum, an engaging museum dedicated to one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world and praised for its sustainability
  • To dive into the sea of vineyards in the Rhone Valley and pamper yourself with a wine tasting directly in the winery
  • To be charmed by Sion, a very ancient city famous for its white wine and the castles, which it is rightfully proud of
  • To reach Lake Geneva, the largest in Switzerland and to be enchanted by the Chillon water castle, that is situated directly on a shore of the lake
  • To meet some Alpine gems like Vevey, Montreux and the metropolis of Lausanne, the famous Olympic capital
  • To cycle through the magnificent boulevards of Geneva and the final photo of the trip in front of the Jet d'eau
  • To explore the Switzerland by bike, cycling on a flat route, perfect even for novice cycle tourists

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🙋 Frequently asked questions

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