Day 1: Arrival at Oberwald/Obergestein
Arrival in the Goms, with the remarkable sunburnt wooden houses, in the wide valley of the young Rhone.
Overnight in Oberwald/Obergestein.
Day 2: Oberwald/Obergestein – Brig (28-31 miles/45-50 km)
In this part of Switzerland, the Rhone is still called the 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.
Overnight in Brig.
Day 3: Brig – Sion (37 miles/60 km)
The main valley in the Valais widens, the sun warms the dry mountain slopes. Between Leuk and Sierre is an unruly part of the Rhone. See the Pfynwald, a nature reserve on a huge mound of glacier detritus; this natural park marks also the borderline between German- and French-speaking Valais.
Overnight in Sion.
Day 4: Sion – Martigny (19 miles/30 km)
The capital Sion shows its historic castles, churches, and mansions. The lower Rhonetal is dominated by the high-alpine scenery of the Dents du Midi. A world of fertile fruit orchards and vineyards.
Overnight in Martigny.
Day 5: Martigny – Montreux/Vevey (31-37 miles/50-60 km)
From the heights, a round tower guards Martigny on its bend in the Rhone. At the valley͛s narrowest point, St-Maurice guards golden church treasures. High mountains and lowlands, Lac Léman hidden behind reeds and defiant Schloss Chillon on the water.
Overnight in Montreux/Vevey.
Day 6: Montreux/Vevey – Nyon surroundings (40-44 miles/65-70 km)
Lac Léman, a small silver sea surrounded by snowy summits and vineyards, e.g. UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux. Along the shores: Vevey, Montreux, and the metropolis of Lausanne, known as Olympia City and nerve center of the people of Vaud.
Overnight in Nyon surroundings.
Day 7: Nyon surroundings – Geneva (19 miles/30km)
Above the terraced La Côte vineyards, below on the lake the market towns of Morges, Rolle, Nyon. Open shore becomes rarer, villas and yachts larger, soon cosmopolitan Geneva greets us with boulevards and its 140m-high water fountain Jet d'eau.
Day 8: Individual departure