Rhone Valley

 Rhone Valley 

The Rhône has been an important highway since the times of the Greeks and Romans. It was the main trade route from the Mediterranean to east-central Gaul. The Rhône rises as the meltwater of the Rhône Glacier in the Valais, in the Swiss Alps, at an altitude of approximately 2,208 metres (7,244 ft). From there it flows south through Gletsch and the Goms, the uppermost, valley region of the Valais before Brig. Shortly before reaching Brig, it receives the waters of the Massa from the Aletsch Glacier. It flows onward through the valley which bears its name and runs initially in a westerly direction about thirty kilometers to Leuk, then southwest about fifty kilometers to Martigny. Down as far as Brig, the Rhône is a torrent; it then becomes a great mountain river running southwest through a glacier valley. Between Brig and Martigny, it collects waters mostly from the valleys of the Pennine Alps to the south, whose rivers originate from the large glaciers of the massifs of Monte Rosa, Dom, and Grand Combin.


Region: Wallis
City: Grengiols

Distance: 31.79 km
Elevation Gain: 781 m
Elevation Loss: 153 m
Difficulty: 515 (Moderate)
FIETS Index: 1.24 FIETS
Avg Grade: 1.98 %
Max cat climb: 2
Min elevation: 973 m
Max elevation: 1602 m
Ride Category: Hilly

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