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.

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Stichting ZwitserlandMobiliteit

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.

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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.