Arrival to Basel
Basel – Laufen
From Basel the route runs mostly level to the foot of the Blauenkamm. After an ascent along the light limestone Blauen ridge, wonderful views over the Birstal valley, ending with a thrilling descent to lovely Laufen.
Laufen – Delémont
A long ascent to the «Welschgätterli» high above the Lüsseltal, a rocky pass and the language border. The last part of the tour runs at high level to Délemont.
Delémont – St. Ursanne
As soon as the city centre of Delémont is behind you, you find yourself in an expansive hilly region: The route leads up to the Les-Rangiers chain, where on the pass of the same name, a racy descent begins to the deeply-carved-out valley of the Doubs. The route follows the quiet river to end in the historic town of St. Ursanne.
Once again, the Doubs dominates the first half of this stage. The stretch along the river runs through a wonderfully remote region, before a long ascent to the Franches Montagnes plateau takes you back to civilization. Dry stone walling, isolated farmsteads and grazing horses accompany you to Saignelégier.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Vallé de Joux – Nyon
The stage runs through pine woods to Col de Marchairuz, the views over Lac Léman will reward you for your uphill effort. A final descent leads along the Jura ridge to the vineyards of the Lac Léman region.
Departure or extension
Even though the trails are not as rough as in the Alps, the Jura sometimes offers more challenging passages. Occasional trails and technical passages make this tour interesting even for experienced bikers. Beginners need some endurance and courage. The constant up and down of the Jura hills requires good physical condition. A top route scenically with only a few short connecting sections on tarred roads. This tour can be recommended only to a limited extent with E-MTBs, as rotary gates have to be passed on the way on some days.
| Season 1 |
20.03.2021 - 26.03.2021
10.04.2021 - 07.05.2021
18.09.2021 - 17.10.2021
| Season 2 |
27.03.2021 - 09.04.2021
08.05.2021 - 17.09.2021
|Jura Bike Basel - Geneva, 11 days TO, CH-JUABN-11X|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge Single Room||449.-||449.-|
Category: Middle-class hotels
| Season 1 |
Mar 20, 2021 - Mar 26, 2021
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
| Season 2 |
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
|Extra night double room (BB)||85.-||85.-|
|Extra night single room (BB)||125.-||125.-|
|Extra night double room (BB)||79.-||79.-|
|Extra night single room (BB)||119.-||119.-|
- 10 overnights stays with breakfast
- Daily luggage transfers
- Entrance to the watch museum in La Chaux de Fonds
- Carefully elaborated route
- Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room)
- GPS-data available
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Parking in the centre of Basel is expensive. Cheap alternative: Parking at Basel Airport.
- Return journey by train from Nyon to Basel, duration: approx. 2.5 - 3 hours.
Travel documents "analogous"
By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:
- Travel program with all organizational details.
- Official guidebook « Cycling Switzerland»
- maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
- Detailed maps about your stage locations
- Detailed programme day-by-day
Travel documents "digital"
If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:
- Manuals for the use of necessary apps
- luggage tags
- eventual vouchers
En route you will inform yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.
Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.