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Rhone Route

Bicycle tour

The cycling route runs between Blitzingen and Grengiols through the Binntal landscape park. The regional nature park is famous for its minerals, flora and intact sites. Niederwald, Mühlebach and Ernen are among the most attractive Valais villages.

Goms, the broad valley of the young Rhone, here called the Rotten. Insect-rich flower meadows and a tangy resin aroma are your constant companions through the sunny high valley, before bikes are pushed up through a steep gorge to Brig.

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Pushing section: 1.5 km Ausserbinn-Hockmatta (historic path through Binnaschlucht gorge).
Beware: busy main roads Mörel–Bitsch (roundabout). Alternative: load on train Fiesch–Brig, please note rail recommendation No. 13.


50.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
300 m
Altitude difference descent
1000 m
Time required
5 hours
Level technique
Level condition


Starting point
Oberwald (Altitude: 1368 m)
Arrival by public transport
Oberwald, Bahnhof Timetable SBB
Brig (Altitude: 673 m)
Arrival by public transport
Brig, Bahnhof Timetable SBB


Geschäftsstelle Landschaftspark Binntal
Dorfstrasse 31
3996 Binn
Tel. +41 27 971 50 50

Rhone Route

Rhone Route

Pension Jägerheim

A meeting place for young & old, families and friends in the middle of the Binntal excursion area

RestaurantRoom / Holiday flatCafé

Hamlet of Hockmatta

The attractively situated hamlet of Hockmatta was first mentioned in 1393 and stands on a once-busy track from Grengiols to Albrun. The few residential and utility buildings encompass an square-like interior, and there is a chapel on its west edge.

Natural landscape / HabitatSite

Dorfkapelle von Steinhaus

Die Kapelle der Heiligen Familie steht am idyllischen Dorfplatz von Steinhaus und wurde um 1728 erbaut. Der buntbemalte Altar zeigt die Heilige Familie auf dem Tempelgang nach Jerusalem, begleitet von der Taube des Heiligen Geistes.


Historic village Mühlebach

Make a stop in the small hamlet and look at the sunburned houses: Mühlebach has the oldest village centre in Switzerland of timber construction. Here there is a signposted house trail leading to objects worthy of seeing.

SiteHistorical building

Ernen village square

The showpiece of Ernen is the village square (Dorfplatz), around which numerous historic buildings are grouped, e.g. the St. Georg tavern (1535), the "Tellenhaus" (1576) with the oldest Tell frescos in Switzerland or the "Zendenrathaus" (dated 1750).

SiteHistorical buildingHistorical place

Wirtschaft St. Georg

As in the generation house, Leuenberger relies heavily on regional ingredients and local production.


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