The Swiss part of the Rhone Route begins with a perspiring climb through Alpine pastures up to the Furkapass. This is followed by a downhill ride past the melting ice towers of the Rhone Glacier through the magnificent mountain scenery of the Valais. Flower-filled fields and the aroma of resin accompany you almost to Brig, the main town in the region. From there the main valley widens and EuroVelo 17 passes through the lively towns of Sierre und Sion with the Dents du Midi mountain providing an impressive backdrop. Beyond is the famous palm-lined promenades of Lac Léman with the picturesque Lavaux vineyards and cosmopolitan Genève.



Development status
  • Certified Section of at least 300 km that has successfully undergone the certification process in line with ECF’s European Certification Standard. It is the highest quality level on the EuroVelo network
  • Developed with EuroVelo signs Developed route (see category below) with continuous signing along the route, incorporating EuroVelo route information panels.
  • Developed Route developed for cyclists and signed in line with the respective national standard (i.e. it is part of a local, regional or national cycle network). There must also be a website providing information to users. Developed route can be heterogeneous in terms of infrastructure: type of cycling infrastructure, surface, width, gradients, etc
  • Under development Route containing sections that require further development (e.g. stretches on public highways with high levels of traffic). Cyclists are advised to use public transportation to skip these non-developed stretches.
  • Planning Undeveloped route with no detailed information publicly available on the Internet. The itinerary communicated is a proposal for the best possible option currently available. It may also contain dangerous sections. Cyclists are advised to use public transportation to skip these non-developed stretches.
  • Public transport link


  • Natuurlijk Erfgoed
  • UNESCO-werelderfgoed
  • Cultureel Erfgoed
  • Culinaire Hoogstandjes
  • Maritime Heritage / The Rhine / The Meuse
  • Other Point of Interest
  • Bus station
  • Train station
  • Mobility info center

National & Regional Information

Stichting ZwitserlandMobiliteit

National EuroVelo Coordination Centre

ZwitserlandMobiliteit coördineert en communiceert als Nationaal Coördinatiecentrum de aantrekkelijkste, officieel bewegwijzerde routes voor wandelen, fietsen, mountainbiken, rolschaatsen en kanoën in Zwitserland. Op de website van de Stichting ZwitserlandMobiliteit is gedetailleerde informatie te vinden over de EuroVelo-routes in Zwitserland, waaronder online kaarten, allerlei fietsvriendelijke diensten en links naar het openbaar vervoer.

0041 (0) 31 313 02 70

Rhone Route: Andermatt–Genève

In Switzerland, the Rhone Route, follwed by EuroVelo 17, runs through the magnificent mountain scenery of the Valais on charming, quiet paths along the Rhone. It leads along the famous palm-lined promenades of Lac Léman and the picturesque Lavaux vineyards and ends at cosmopolitan Genève.