258 Chemin des berges du Rhône
258 Chemin des berges du Rhône

Hiking

Chemin des berges du Rhône

Chemin des berges du Rhône

Ardon–Sion

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Chemin des berges du Rhône

Chemin des berges du Rhône

A pleasant, level path through the Lower Valais Valley passes through the wine-growing village of Ardon, continuing to Sion. The route often leads along the banks of the Rhone river as you take a relaxing rural excursion with views of the Valais Alps.
Starting point is Ardon, an important wine-growing village producing the well-known Fendant. The path leads out of the village and reveals views of the considerable vineyard terraces that extend far across the valley. On the horizon, you can make out the Valais Alps and now and then, the soothing sound of the Rhone adds to the idyllic setting. The path continues along the embankment in the direction of Sion.

The wide valley floor is fascinating and enchanting. You soon reach a small, tranquil lake which beautifully reflects the distant mountains. A little later, you cross a bridge and shortly afterwards reach a man-made lake on the outskirts of Sion. This is the perfect place to take a break and admire the natural lido with it's spacious meadow shoreline.

Return to the embankment path and follow the rushing Rhone, enjoying the captivating views of valley and mountains. Pass Sion Airport before you reach the centre of Sion, also known as Switzerland's sunniest town.
A pleasant, level path through the Lower Valais Valley passes through the wine-growing village of Ardon, continuing to Sion. The route often leads along the banks of the Rhone river as you take a relaxing rural excursion with views of the Valais Alps.
Starting point is Ardon, an important wine-growing village producing the well-known Fendant. The path leads out of the village and reveals views of the considerable vineyard terraces that extend far across the valley. On the horizon, you can make out the Valais Alps and now and then, the soothing sound of the Rhone adds to the idyllic setting. The path continues along the embankment in the direction of Sion.

The wide valley floor is fascinating and enchanting. You soon reach a small, tranquil lake which beautifully reflects the distant mountains. A little later, you cross a bridge and shortly afterwards reach a man-made lake on the outskirts of Sion. This is the perfect place to take a break and admire the natural lido with it's spacious meadow shoreline.

Return to the embankment path and follow the rushing Rhone, enjoying the captivating views of valley and mountains. Pass Sion Airport before you reach the centre of Sion, also known as Switzerland's sunniest town.
11 km | 1 Stage
50 m | 50 m
2 h 35 min
easy (for wheelchair users) | difficult (for wheelchair users)

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Information for blind and visually impaired people
Blind and visually impaired people can walk the obstacle-free routes thanks to voice guidance. Voice guidance is integrated in the MyWay Pro app. This offer is supported by Procap Switzerland, the Swiss Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and SwitzerlandMobility. Voice guidance is offered only in the MyWay Pro app for iOS.
Information for wheelchair users
The obstacle-free routes enable us to offer a leisure activity to people who depend on paths without substantial natural or physical obstacles. This offer is supported by Procap Switzerland, SwitzerlandMobility, the Swiss Hiking Federation, and the Swiss Cantons.

The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.procap-reisen.ch or www.rollihotel.ch.

Obstacle-free routes, grade of difficulty see PDF.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Ardon, poste
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free travel / public transport
Travel from the support railway station at Sion to Ardon, centre, by bus (Route 311).
CarPostal Suisse SA
1951 Sion
Tel. +41 (0) 58 341 24 00
valais@carpostal.ch
www.carpostal.ch/valais
Barrier-free travel / public transport: Alternative by train
Ardon is reached from the support railway stations at Sion by regional train. The Ardon railway station has been adapted and independent boarding and alighting is possible.
Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
Sion station has parking spaces suitable for wheelchair users. Further parking spaces can be found on the town of Sion's website.
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WC Sion station
WC Sion station
There is a Eurokey toilet in the underpass at Sion railway station. It can be reached by lift: door width 89cm; movement area (DxB) 100x140cm. WC info: door width 100cm; movement area (DxB) 160x180cm; seat height 42cm; hand grips, left fixed, right moveable; access right; mirror height 102cm (folding mirror); washbasin underside clearance 72cm.
km0 - km6.4
km0 - km6.4
The path is surfaced up to km6.4. This section has three uphill stretches to overcome with gradients between 6% and 8% and a distances of maximum 40m. At Ardon station (km1.4), the trail passes through a subway with a gradient of 9%.
Restaurant Les Îles
Restaurant Les Îles
Restaurant des Îles is located at km6.4. It belongs to the camp site with the same name. It has a wheelchair-accessible toilet and three wheelchair-suitable parking spaces. WC info: door width 88cm; movement area (DxB) 160x120cm; seat height 45cm; hand grips, left none, right moveable; access right; mirror height 130cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Restaurant Les Îles
Promenade des Berges 21
1950 Sion
Tel. +41 (0)27 322 98 18
info@les-iles.ch
https://les-iles.ch/
km8.5 - km11.0
km8.5 - km11.0
From km8.5, a surfaced path continues to Sion railway station .At the railway station, the path leads through a subway with a 7% gradient.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Sion
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free return journey / public transport
Sion railway station is a support station.

Contact

Procap Reisen & Sport
Frohburgstrasse 4
4600 Olten
Tel. +41 (0)62 206 88 30
tourismus@procap.ch
www.procap.ch/tourismus-inklusiv

Services

Accommodation

Chambres d’hôtes B&B de la Madeleine
Chambres d’hôtes B&B de la Madeleine
Vétroz
TCS Camping Sion
TCS Camping Sion
Sion
Auberge de Jeunesse Sion
Auberge de Jeunesse Sion
Sion
Chambres d’Hôtes les Cerisiers
Chambres d’Hôtes les Cerisiers
Turin (Salins)
Hôtel du Rhône
Hôtel du Rhône
Sion
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Places

Nendaz
Nendaz
Veysonnaz
Veysonnaz
Sion
Sion
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Places of interest

Cow Fighting Competitions
Cow Fighting Competitions
Valère and Tourbillon
Valère and Tourbillon
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Swimming

Indoor swimming pool de l'Ancien Stand Sion
Indoor swimming pool de l'Ancien Stand Sion
Outdoor pool Blancherie in Sitten
Outdoor pool Blancherie in Sitten
Outdoor pool Sitterie in Sitten
Outdoor pool Sitterie in Sitten
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Signalization

Signalization
In general the «Barrier-free Paths» lead along the hiking routes marked yellow. Additional white signs with green route fields for «Barrier-free Paths» indicate the route at key points. The white signs should be followed where «Barrier-free Paths» differ from the hiking route network. To be certain, please take a print-out of our web map with you.
Signalization