The Route du Rhône in Switzerland
On the Swiss side of the border, ViaRhôna is known as La Route du Rhône. It draws a glorious arc around the north bank of Lake Geneva, crosses the Valais Region below imposing mountains and leads up to the Rhône’s source at Andermatt.
From the French border, it’s definitely worth continuing along the Rhône cycle route into Switzerland!
- Make for Franco-Swiss border at the village of Chancy (in the French county of Haute-Savoie), 16km southeast of Geneva, near Vulbens.
- The Swiss Route du Rhône covers 350km. After Geneva and its palm-lined lake-side quays, it follows Lake Geneva’s north bank and takes you through Le Lavaux’s vineyards. In the southern Swiss Valais Region, it follows the Rhône along calm tracks set below the enchanting Swiss Alps.
- The Swiss Route du Rhône is signposted along its whole length and doesn’t present any particular difficulties, except at La Furka Pass and on the stretch from Ernen to Mörel.
- Do note that in Switzerland the signposting is different. There, it is signalled as Route no.1 and indicated on official signposts with red backgrounds.
Find all the information you need on the website SuisseMobile.
- Our Swiss partners from the SuisseMobile Foundation have created a website and apps that you’ll find extremely helpful.
- Via these, you can access maps, accommodation and official SuisseMobile services as well as information on trains and tailormade cycling holidays.
- The Swiss Route du Rhône is presented by SuisseMobile from its source to the French border, in the direction Andermatt > Genève > France.