Mountainbike Holidays Jura Bike Saignelégier - Nyon

Mountainbike: Jura Bike

The charming hills of Jura

The region Freiberge is known for horse breeding and numerous horses edge the trail until the route again 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.


The route leads over the lush green pastures of the Franches Montagnes to Mont Soleil with its numerous impressive wind-power plants and internationally-famous solar energy plant. Your destination is the watch city of La Chaux-de-Fonds.

approx. 45 km (Single-Trails: 5 km)
945 hm
935 m

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. 30 km (Single-Trails: 6 km)
990 hm
525 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

The stage runs through pine woods to Col de Marchairuz, the views over Lac Léman the reward for your uphill effort. A final descent leads along the Jura ridge to the vineyards of the Lac Léman region.

approx. 60 km (Single-Trails: 4 km)
1'015 hm
1'620 m


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

Prices & Dates

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
May 4, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 22, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019
every day
Season 3
May 25, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
every day
Jura Bike Saignelégier - Nyon 7 days, CH-JUASN-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room

Category: 3*-Hotels, charming hostel in Nyon

Season 1
May 4, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 22, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019
Season 3
May 25, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Extra night double room (BB)
Mountain bike
Travel documents digital only, 1x per room (reduction per person)

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

  • 6 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


  • Saignelégier: free parking

  • Return travel by train from Nyon via Morges, Biel and La Chaux de Fonds to Saignelegier. Approx. 2.5 hours.


4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
Andreas H. CH | 11.06.2019
MTB Routen
Sehr abwechslungsreichen MTB Strecken durch wunderbar schöne Natur. Bei nassem Wetter eventuell alternative Routen benutzen. Wäre eine Empfehlung in den Reiseunterlagen darauf hinzuweisen.
Katrin Brunner
Katrin Brunner answered:
Abwechslungsreiche MTB Strecke im Jura
Lieber A. Vielen Dank für Ihre positive Bewertung. Der Jura wird unter Mountainbiker oft etwas verkannt. Umso mehr freut uns Ihre Rückmeldung.

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