1 Rhone Route
1 Rhone Route

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Rhone Route

Stage 7, Morges–Genève

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Rhone Route

Above the terraced La Côte vineyards, below on the lake the market towns of Morges, Rolle, Nyon. Open shore becomes rarer, villas and yachts larger, soon cosmopolitan Geneva greets us with boulevards and its 140m-high water fountain «Jet d'eau».
A traditional market is held in Morges every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the year, where craftspeople and traders peddle the fruits of their labour. But Morges also has modern residential districts and extensive industrial areas, so leaving the old town feels like a rapid journey through time. The route returns to the lakeshore at St-Prex and, in fine weather, evokes a wonderful morning mood: chestnut trees, fishermen in their boats and squawking seagulls. St-Prex itself is a gem with a pretty, medieval town centre. What’s more, the town gate is the only preserved structure of its kind in Vaud.

The cycle route leaves the shore of Lake Geneva again, returning at the beach of La Pêcherie for a short 100-metre stretch alongside the glittering blue waters. We then arrive in Rolle, an elongated town well worth a visit with its four-towered castle and its burgher and vintner houses. The building at Le Rosey is also very special; though you might think so, it isn’t a facility with a built-in UFO. The Institut Le Rosey is a renowned private boarding school founded in 1880. On this section of the route, the motorway also runs close to the cycle path. Agriculture was once predominant here, but today the area is home to many industrial firms as well as commercial and service companies.

The quaint town of Nyon with its mighty castle is well worth a visit. After Mies, the air is filled with aeroplanes. They take off from Geneva Cointrin Airport and leave white trails behind when the skies are clear. On the ground, castles and manor houses begin to abound as cosmopolitan Geneva draws nearer. Bikes with yellow number plates overtake you on the cycle lanes of the main roads – some at a terrific speed. The Botanical Garden just outside Switzerland’s most international city (headquarters of the UN) has a calming effect. A visit to this magical park is just the ticket before you finally take on the city «where the whole world feels at home»…
Above the terraced La Côte vineyards, below on the lake the market towns of Morges, Rolle, Nyon. Open shore becomes rarer, villas and yachts larger, soon cosmopolitan Geneva greets us with boulevards and its 140m-high water fountain «Jet d'eau».
A traditional market is held in Morges every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the year, where craftspeople and traders peddle the fruits of their labour. But Morges also has modern residential districts and extensive industrial areas, so leaving the old town feels like a rapid journey through time. The route returns to the lakeshore at St-Prex and, in fine weather, evokes a wonderful morning mood: chestnut trees, fishermen in their boats and squawking seagulls. St-Prex itself is a gem with a pretty, medieval town centre. What’s more, the town gate is the only preserved structure of its kind in Vaud.

The cycle route leaves the shore of Lake Geneva again, returning at the beach of La Pêcherie for a short 100-metre stretch alongside the glittering blue waters. We then arrive in Rolle, an elongated town well worth a visit with its four-towered castle and its burgher and vintner houses. The building at Le Rosey is also very special; though you might think so, it isn’t a facility with a built-in UFO. The Institut Le Rosey is a renowned private boarding school founded in 1880. On this section of the route, the motorway also runs close to the cycle path. Agriculture was once predominant here, but today the area is home to many industrial firms as well as commercial and service companies.

The quaint town of Nyon with its mighty castle is well worth a visit. After Mies, the air is filled with aeroplanes. They take off from Geneva Cointrin Airport and leave white trails behind when the skies are clear. On the ground, castles and manor houses begin to abound as cosmopolitan Geneva draws nearer. Bikes with yellow number plates overtake you on the cycle lanes of the main roads – some at a terrific speed. The Botanical Garden just outside Switzerland’s most international city (headquarters of the UN) has a calming effect. A visit to this magical park is just the ticket before you finally take on the city «where the whole world feels at home»…
58 km
Asphalted: 57 km
Natural surface: 1 km
620 m | 620 m
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Morges
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Bypass Lausanne–Morges
25
Bypass Lausanne–Morges
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Lausanne–Morges
or
Morges–Lausanne
Reason: dangerous stretch, main road.
SBB Timetable
Traffic volume
Beware: busy main road and dangerous main road junction in Nyon Südwest
Connection to Genève
126
Connection to Genève
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Genève–Versoix
or
Versoix–Genève
Reason: approach to Geneva; road with heavy traffic.
SBB Timetable
Diversion, Prangins
Duration
04.11.2021 - 31.10.2022
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted. Please follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Genève
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Services

Accommodation

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
Hostellerie le Petit Manoir
Hostellerie le Petit Manoir
Morges
Hôtel La Longeraie
Hôtel La Longeraie
Morges
TCS Camping Morges
TCS Camping Morges
Morges
Chalet au Bord du Lac
Chalet au Bord du Lac
St-Prex
Aux 4 Saisons
Aux 4 Saisons
St-Prex
Château Rochefort
Château Rochefort
Allaman
Baumgartners B+B
Baumgartners B+B
Nyon
B&B Domaine de Bois-Bougy
B&B Domaine de Bois-Bougy
Nyon
Hostellerie du XVIème Siècle
Hostellerie du XVIème Siècle
Nyon
Nyon Hostel
Nyon Hostel
Nyon
TCS Camping Genève - Vésenaz
TCS Camping Genève - Vésenaz
Vésenaz
Geneva Hostel
Geneva Hostel
Genève
City Hostel Geneva
City Hostel Geneva
Genève
Hôtel Montana
Hôtel Montana
Genève
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Bookable offers

1 Rhone Route
1 Rhone Route
1 Rhone Route: Stroll Tour
1 Rhone Route: Stroll Tour
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Places

Morges
Morges
Aubonne
Aubonne
Rolle
Rolle
Nyon
Nyon
Chavannes-de-Bogis
Chavannes-de-Bogis
Coppet
Coppet
Geneva
Geneva
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Places of interest

Swiss National Museum Prangins
Swiss National Museum Prangins
Château de Nyon
Château de Nyon
Musée du Léman
Musée du Léman
United Nations Building
United Nations Building
Flower Clock
Flower Clock
Musée et Institut Voltaire
Musée et Institut Voltaire
International Museum of the Reformation
International Museum of the Reformation
International Red Cross Museum
International Red Cross Museum
Jet d'eau (water fountain)
Jet d'eau (water fountain)
Maison Tavel
Maison Tavel
Place du Bourg-de-Four
Place du Bourg-de-Four
Reformation Wall
Reformation Wall
St-Peter's Cathedral
St-Peter's Cathedral
Town Hall
Town Hall
Old Carouge
Old Carouge
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Swimming

Outdoor pool Colovray in Nyon
Outdoor pool Colovray in Nyon
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