Rhone River in Geneva

Geneva Switzerland Tourist Information

The Rhone River originates at the Rhone Glacier in Valais Switzerland, flows through Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) and runs through the centre of Geneva. This picturesque river then passes through the French cities of Arles, Avignon, Lyon and Marseille where it eventually flows into the Mediterranean Sea.

The Rhone River is one of Europe's most important inland waterways for trade and transportation. Visitors to Geneva Switzerland can enjoy a leisurely hike along the Rhone River.

Rhone River, Geneva Switzerland
Rhone River, Geneva Switzerland

Departing from Geneva's tourist information centre, hikers will pass by the BFM hydro electric plant and locks and eventually arrive at the location where the Arles River and the Rhone River converge. The return trip to the confluence takes approximately 60-90 minutes to complete.

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