La Chaux-de-Fonds - Lac de Joux

The route leads along the Doubs to remote Lac de Moron und Lac des Brenets. The ride from Val de Travers to the «Balcon Vaudois» is a real treat.

Here the tour runs along the southernmost slopes of the Jura, with wonderful views of Lac de Neuchâtel with the Alps in the background. The last part of the ride leads into the Vallé de Joux, which with its lake rates as Switzerland’s coldest region.

Itinerary

After a steep ascent, the route runs down to Saut du Doubs, where the river plunges spectacularly into the depths. From the lonely Lac des Brenets the stretch leads to Le Locle and ends in the Val de Travers of absinth fame.

approx. 45 km (Single-Trails: 4 km)
1'115 hm
1'365 m

After a long ascent to Le Soliat, it’s worth making a detour to Creux du Van, a unique, imposing cliff arena. The route continues over the «Balcon Vaudois» (Vaud terrace) with stunning views of Lac de Neuchâtel and the Vaud Alps. 

approx. 45 km (Single-Trails: 6 km)
1'240 hm
885 m

Below the rocky Auguilles de Baumles, the route crosses a lonely region with many bunkers from World War II. The last ascent leads into the Vallée de Joux, a true gem with a wealth of flora and two lakes! 

approx. 35 km (Single-Trails: 5 km)
1'000 hm
1'115 m

Characterstic

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A good stamina and technical skills are necessary. The Jura Bike is a good bike tour for beginners. 

Services & Information

  • 3 overnights stays with breakfast
  • Daily luggage transport
  • Guide book
  • Entrance to the watch museum in La Chaux de Fonds
  • Detailed tour documentation
  • GPS-data available
  • 7-day Helpline

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • Parking in La Chaux-de-Fonds: Approx CHF 5.- per day.
  • Return travel by train from Le Pont via Vallorbe, Yverdon and Neuchâtel to La Chaux-de-Fonds. Duration: approx. 2 hours. 

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