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Rhone Route 1 (down the valley)

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Your tour through the Valais main valley:

You will discover many small villages and even drive through the "Pfynwald" nature reserve.

easy
Distance 42.6 km
2:30 h
170 m
320 m
674 m
522 m
One last visit to Stockalper Castle and one of the restaurants in Brig and your tour can begin. Soon you are surrounded by bushes and nearby corn and corn fields. You don't notice much of the highway, train and industry because the Rhone Route is "noise-protected" on the opposite side. In a short time you can reach Brigerbad, where you will find the largest open-air and thermal baths in the Alps. From Brigerbad the route continues via Lalden and Baltschieder to Raron. It's not just friends of German literature who can look forward to the "Rilkedorf": It's a beautiful spot and nicely decorated. From Raron we continue to Leuk, from here we're surrounded by vineyards. Sierre is soon reached - the Romans called Sierre "the city of a hundred hills".

Author’s recommendation

If you get a chance, visit the thermal baths in Brigerbad - the best idea for tired muscles.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
674 m
Lowest point
522 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 34.90%Dirt road 2.11%Nature trail 13.31%Path 0.06%Road 49.60%
Asphalt
14.9 km
Dirt road
0.9 km
Nature trail
5.7 km
Path
0 km
Road
21.1 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Garni Simplon
Restaurant Zur Traube
Golfrestaurant Living Room
Restaurant du Pont
Restaurant Elite
Restaurant Ermitage
Restaurant le grillon
Barbecue area Rhonebord

Safety information

Respect the rules of Swiss road traffic. Driving this route is at your own risk and no liability is accepted. Respect the fauna and flora around you. For your safety, we recommend wearing a bicycle helmet.

Tips and hints

www.brig-simplon.ch

www.simplon.ch

Start

Brig (671 m)
Coordinates:
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2'642'331E 1'129'863N
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46.318838, 7.988245
DMS
46°19'07.8"N 7°59'17.7"E
UTM
32T 422108 5129971
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Destination

Sierre

Turn-by-turn directions

In a short time you can reach Brigerbad, where you will find the largest open-air and thermal baths in the Alps. From Brigerbad the route continues via Lalden and Baltschieder to Raron. It's not just friends of German literature who can look forward to the "Rilkedorf": It's a beautiful spot and nicely decorated. From Raron we continue to Leuk, from here we're surrounded by vineyards. Sierre is soon reached - the Romans called Sierre "the city of a hundred hills".

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Mit dem Zug oder dem Privatwagen bis nach Brig. Von Brig aus kannst du direkt starten.

Parking

Das Auto kann in einem der Parkhäuser in Brig abgestellt werden.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'642'331E 1'129'863N
DD
46.318838, 7.988245
DMS
46°19'07.8"N 7°59'17.7"E
UTM
32T 422108 5129971
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Brochure: Velo Map

Author’s map recommendations

Road and bicycle maps are available from the tourist offices in Simplon Dorf and Brig.

Equipment

Our recommendation: bike in perfect technical condition, helmet, gloves and bell, suitable clothing depending on the weather (always with you: rain protection), drink and food.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
42.6 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
170 m
Descent
320 m
Highest point
674 m
Lowest point
522 m
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