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River Rhone Cycle – Furka Pass to Geneva

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River Rhone Cycle – Furka Pass to Geneva

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About this Adventure

Cycle from the source of the River Rhone in the high Alps to Switzerland’s capital Geneva. Cycle past vineyards, orchards, and medieval castles as you follow the Rhone through small alpine villages and towns. The route is almost entirely flat after the descent from the Furka Pass, sticking mostly to cycle paths and quiet roads, this route is perfect for leisure cyclists.

 

Quick Facts

  • 6 days of self-guided cycling
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 183 mile (295km) trip
  • Average daily distance 30.5 miles (49km)
  • Admire the changing landscapes as you make your way from the high Alps to Lake Geneva
  • Enjoy some of the best roads in Switzerland
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • 24hr telephone support during your cycle ride
  • GPX files and guidebook provided

About & Details

The source of the River Rhone is the Rhone Glacier, located in the high Alpine region of Switzerland. This trip follows the river from its source in the Alps to the capital of Switzerland, Geneva. Cycle from the summit of the Furka Pass through deep gorges and picturesque alpine villages before reaching the magnificent Lake Geneva. Cycling is a great way to explore this region, allowing you to really take your time and experience the local culture. Sample the fine local delicacies at farms and vineyards and discover some amazing wines and cheeses along the way. We organise your luggage transfers between hotels, provide you with GPX files and a guidebook. We take all the stress out of organising a cycling holiday, you just turn up and ride! This trip follows the upper section of the Rhone, we also offer trips along the full length of the river as it flows down through France into the Mediterranean.

Inclusions

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in good quality B&Bs or hotels with ensuite or private bathroom and breakfast
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Fully planned out route with directions and daily distances
  • Preparation advice on fitness/gear before your ride
  • Expert local knowledge and 24 hour emergency assistance during your trip
Exclusions
  • Lunches and evening meals
  • Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Bike and bike equipment. Please contact us for bike hire details
  • Bus transfer from Oberwald up the Furka Pass
  • Transport to Oberwald and from Geneva

Rest days

If you would like a rest day (or more!) included in your itinerary please get in touch with our team.

Supported trip

If you would like to organise a group event with van support please contact our team for availability.

Included in a supported trip:

  • Mechanical assistance
  • Navigation support
  • Snacks and drinks provided
  • Group first aid kit

Need a guide?

If you would like a guide to lead the way, then we are happy to help and can provide a qualified cycle leader, also trained in first aid.  Having a guide with you will not only take the stress out of navigation, but can also be a great asset in providing an insight into all things cycling.

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement £55 per person per night (subject to availability)
  • Extra night in Oberwald prior to start (twin room, needs 2 people) £75 per person
  • Extra night in Oberwald prior to start (single room) £120 per person
  • Extra night in Geneva at end of event (twin room, needs 2 people) £75 per person
  • Extra night in Geneva at end of event (single room) £120 per person

Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.

Departures

We run the River Rhone Cycle – Furka Pass to Geneva as a self-guided or fully supported event.

To book as a self-guided trip simply select the date in the calendar and follow the booking procedure.  You will then receive an automated confirmation and full details will follow from our office in due course.

If you would like to book as a fully supported trip and/or cycle leader please contact our team.

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival at Oberwald

    Arrival at your accommodation and relax for the evening.

  • Day 2 - Furka Pass to Brig

    Start the day by catching the bus to the Furka Pass. Enjoy the views, then descend back towards Oberwald. Enjoy quiet country lanes through the flower filled meadows of Goms. After Muhlebach, continue riding high above the river and pass the Binntal gorge before dropping down to the town of Brig. 40 miles (64km)

  • Day 3 - Brig to Sierre

    Entering the upper Valais, the Rhone becomes a recognisable river as oppose to a high mountain stream. Following the valley as far as Leuk the river has cut a large gorge, continue away from the river here following a main road into Sierre. 25 miles (40km)

  • Day 4 - Sierre to Martigny

    Following the Rhone through a glacial valley, admire the orchards and terraced vineyards lining the south facing side. Passing through Sion, the capital of Valais, take time to explore the historic old towns impressive buildings. Continue along the riverbank until the Rhone meets the river Dranse at the town of Martigny. 27 miles (44km)

  • Day 5 - Martigny to Montreux

    Heading north through a deep glacial valley reach the shores of Lake Geneva. Ride along the northern shore of the lake and reach the town of Montreux. Enjoy this popular resort town and experience the health benefits of the famous “Swiss mountain air” that it is famous for. 30 miles (48km)

  • Day 6 - Montreux to Morges

    Continuing along the north side of the lake reach the town of Vevey, climb steeply away from the shore and pass the terraced vineyards of Lavaux. Cycling back down to the lake passing below the city of Lausanne before continuing along the shore to Morges. 25 miles (40km)

  • Day 7 - Morges to Geneva

    Cycle between the lake shore and the terraced slopes of the La Cote Vineyards before passing through a series of market towns and reaching the cosmopolitan city of Geneva. 36 miles (58km)

Disclaimer

Please note: This is a typical itinerary and a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness, and weather conditions or for any other reason. Mileage is approximate.

Charity Information

How to take part for Charity
To do this challenge for a charity there is a non-refundable registration fee, payable to Maximum Adventure at the time of booking. You can then choose between the two different options below.

Self-Funding
Pay a registration fee at the time of booking then the balance due 10-weeks before departure. With the self-funding option, you personally cover the full cost of the challenge. This option means that there is no minimum sponsorship target due, but we encourage you to raise as much money as you can for the charity.

Minimum Sponsorship Pledge
Pay a registration fee at the time of booking and confirm with your charity their minimum fundraising requirements for the balance. This will typically be double the cost of the adventure, less the registration fee. With the minimum sponsorship pledge option, you must submit 80% of your fundraising target to the charity 10 weeks before the departure date.

For more details of how fundraising works please read our step by step guide here or contact us for help.

Why book with us

We know you have a choice of companies providing trips for your next adventures. Here are some of the reasons you should choose to travel with Maximum Adventure:

  • We are an established adventure travel business
  • We have been trading since 2002
  • We are financially protected in accordance with the 1992 travel regulation
  • Knowledgeable and available office staff
  • Qualified leaders and guides with ascents ranging from Ben Nevis to Mount Everest
  • All activities are risk assessed
  • We will provide you with the best service available
  • We are aware this is your holiday/your challenge and will do our best to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience
  • We have many repeat clients stretching back over a number of years
20+ years adventure organisation experience
Full liability & financial protection
Leading provider of high quality adventure challenges
Great team of staff to support you

Payment Terms

  • Deposit £199 - at point of booking

  • Balance due 10-weeks before departure