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Rhone Route

Cyclingroute

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.

More informations

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.

Route-information

Length
50.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
300 m
Altitude difference descent
1000 m
Time required
4 - 6h
Level technique
Middle
Level condition
Middle

Arrival

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

Contact

Landschaftspark Binntal
Postfach 20
3996 Binn
Tel. +41 27 971 50 50

www.landschaftspark-binntal.ch

Rhone Route

Rhone Route

Hamlet of Bodme with its past

Even today, the small settlement of Bodmen displays all components of a genuine independent village; chapel, residential and utility buildings, trails, alleys and courtyards, scattered green area are integrated into a fascinating community.

Cultural landscapeSite

Drei Tannen restaurant.

Caesar Ritz, the forefather of the more sophisticated hotel industry and founder of the Ritz-Carlton Hotels, grew up in Goms. His ideology of genuine hospitality has left its traces even today in Goms.

Restaurant

Cäsar Ritz monument Niederwald

Cäsar Ritz was born into a farming family in Niederwald in 1850, the youngest of 13 children. He forged an impressive career, starting as a shepherd boy and going on to become a hotel director, opening luxury hotels in Paris, Rome and London.

Historical buildingHistorical place

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.

Further

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

Wirtschaftt St.Georg

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

RestaurantCafe

Jägerheim Inn Ausserbinn

This meeting point for you and your family offers you an excellent cuisine with house specialities as well as traditional Valais and Swiss specialities.

RestaurantRoom / Holiday flatCafe

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