1 Rhone Route
1 Rhone Route

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Rhone Route

Stage 6, Montreux–Morges

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Rhone Route

Lac Léman, a small silver sea surrounded by snowy summits and vineyards, e.g. UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux. Along the shores: Vevey, Montreux, and the metropolis of Lausanne, «Olympia City» and nerve centre of the people of Vaud
Lined with flowers, the lakeside promenades are perfect for a stroll. The sparrows at La-Tour-de-Peilz are quite fearless and can be fed straight from the hand. Standing on the promenade in Vevey, the life-size statue of Charlie Chaplin is even more serene than these lively little birds and one of the most photographed sights on Lake Geneva. After Vevey, the cycle route constantly undulates on its way to the steep vineyards of Lavaux, whose bright and colourful foliage looks wonderful in autumn. With just under 4,000 hectares of vineyards, Vaud is Switzerland’s second largest wine-growing region after Valais. The undisputed king of Vaud grape varieties is the Chasselas, whose subtle aroma perhaps best reflects the characteristics of its origin. Pretty wine villages like St-Saphorin, Epesses («coeur du vignoble en terrasses») and Lutry delight wine devotees and others alike with their historic village centres.

Lutry marks the end of the wine road, about five kilometres short of Lausanne-Ouchy. The district’s Olympic Museum was opened in 1993 at the initiative of then-IOC President, Juan Antonio Samaranch. It was renovated in 2013 and equipped with state-of-the-art computer technology and audiovisual media. As the cantonal capital of Vaud, Lausanne also has numerous training centres and scientific institutes. The city occupies a delightful hillside location and boasts a towering Gothic cathedral in its enchanting old town.

A beautiful section of the route follows between St-Sulpice and Préverenges, where the Venoge – a 38 km-long northern tributary of Lake Geneva – reaches its destination. Sandy beaches and sunbathing lawns tempt you to rest for a while before taking on the final section to Morges. This small town with beautiful burgher houses from the 16-18th century is particularly appealing to flower lovers. The sight of more than 100,000 tulips blooming in every colour in Morges is a sure sign that spring is here!
Lac Léman, a small silver sea surrounded by snowy summits and vineyards, e.g. UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux. Along the shores: Vevey, Montreux, and the metropolis of Lausanne, «Olympia City» and nerve centre of the people of Vaud
Lined with flowers, the lakeside promenades are perfect for a stroll. The sparrows at La-Tour-de-Peilz are quite fearless and can be fed straight from the hand. Standing on the promenade in Vevey, the life-size statue of Charlie Chaplin is even more serene than these lively little birds and one of the most photographed sights on Lake Geneva. After Vevey, the cycle route constantly undulates on its way to the steep vineyards of Lavaux, whose bright and colourful foliage looks wonderful in autumn. With just under 4,000 hectares of vineyards, Vaud is Switzerland’s second largest wine-growing region after Valais. The undisputed king of Vaud grape varieties is the Chasselas, whose subtle aroma perhaps best reflects the characteristics of its origin. Pretty wine villages like St-Saphorin, Epesses («coeur du vignoble en terrasses») and Lutry delight wine devotees and others alike with their historic village centres.

Lutry marks the end of the wine road, about five kilometres short of Lausanne-Ouchy. The district’s Olympic Museum was opened in 1993 at the initiative of then-IOC President, Juan Antonio Samaranch. It was renovated in 2013 and equipped with state-of-the-art computer technology and audiovisual media. As the cantonal capital of Vaud, Lausanne also has numerous training centres and scientific institutes. The city occupies a delightful hillside location and boasts a towering Gothic cathedral in its enchanting old town.

A beautiful section of the route follows between St-Sulpice and Préverenges, where the Venoge – a 38 km-long northern tributary of Lake Geneva – reaches its destination. Sandy beaches and sunbathing lawns tempt you to rest for a while before taking on the final section to Morges. This small town with beautiful burgher houses from the 16-18th century is particularly appealing to flower lovers. The sight of more than 100,000 tulips blooming in every colour in Morges is a sure sign that spring is here!
42 km
Asphalted: 41 km
Natural surface: 1 km
580 m | 580 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Montreux
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Traffic volume
Beware: busy main roads Villeneuve–La Tour-de-Peilz, Vevey–Cully, Villette–Lausanne (Ouchy) and St.Sulpice–Morges
Avoidance of traffic
Between Bouveret (lac) and Vevey-Marché (lac) there is a boat that can be used to avoid traffic.
Avoidance of traffic
Between Villeneuve and Vevey there is a train that can be used to avoid traffic.
Avoidance of city traffic
Between Vevey-Marché (lac) and Lausanne-Ouchy (lac) there is a ship that can be used to avoid city traffic.
Saving metres in altitude
There is a funicular railway between Vevey-Funi and Beau-Site that saves about 50 metres in altitude.
Avoidance of city traffic
Between Lausanne and Morges there is a train that can be used to avoid city traffic.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Morges
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Services

Accommodation

Hotel du Port
Hotel du Port
Villeneuve VD
Auberge de Jeunesse Montreux-Territet
Auberge de Jeunesse Montreux-Territet
Montreux
Hôtel Helvétie
Hôtel Helvétie
Montreux
Grand Hotel du Lac
Grand Hotel du Lac
Vevey
Astra Hôtel Vevey
Astra Hôtel Vevey
Vevey
Le Balcon du Mont-Pèlerin
Le Balcon du Mont-Pèlerin
Le Mont-Pèlerin
Auberge de la Gare
Auberge de la Gare
Grandvaux
Lakeview Hotel Le Rivage
Lakeview Hotel Le Rivage
Lutry
Hôtel Lausanne by Fassbind
Hôtel Lausanne by Fassbind
Lausanne
Hôtel du Port
Hôtel du Port
Lausanne
Hôtel Agora Swiss Night
Hôtel Agora Swiss Night
Lausanne
Hôtel Alpha-Palmiers by Fassbind
Hôtel Alpha-Palmiers by Fassbind
Lausanne
Hôtel du Marché
Hôtel du Marché
Lausanne
Hôtel Bellerive
Hôtel Bellerive
Lausanne
Auberge de Jeunesse Lausanne-Jeunotel
Auberge de Jeunesse Lausanne-Jeunotel
Lausanne
Maison d’Igor
Maison d’Igor
Morges
Hôtel de Savoie
Hôtel de Savoie
Morges
Romantik Hôtel Mont-Blanc au Lac
Romantik Hôtel Mont-Blanc au Lac
Morges
Hôtel de la Nouvelle Couronne
Hôtel de la Nouvelle Couronne
Morges
Hostellerie le Petit Manoir
Hostellerie le Petit Manoir
Morges
TCS Camping Morges
TCS Camping Morges
Morges
Hôtel La Longeraie
Hôtel La Longeraie
Morges
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Bookable offers

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Places

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Vevey
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Lausanne
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Morges
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Places of interest

Chillon Castle
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St-Saphorin church
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On the Lavaux vineyard terraces
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Swimming

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Montchoisi outdoor pool in Lausanne
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Bellerive outdoor pool in Lausanne
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Outdoor swimming pool de la Fleur-de-Lys Prilly
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