Cycling holidays La Route Verte Leisure Route «Lakes & Forests» TO

Cycling: La Route Verte

The nature parks of the Jura Arc

In four days, the "Lakes & Forests" Leisure Route takes you from Couvet to Geneva through various valleys to discover traditional crafts. Your journey starts in the Val-de-Travers, whose famous absinthe is exported to the trendy bars of New York. From there, you spend a night in Ste-Croix where the museum of music boxes and automatons transports you into a wonderful and special world.

You then arrive in the Vallée de Joux – in the heart of the Jura Vaudois Nature Park – where many watch brands still have their workshops and where resonant spruces are used as raw material for the manufacture of magnificent musical instruments. You spend one more night in the wine region of La Côte before reaching Geneva, the international capital of fine watchmaking.

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Itinerary

Asphalt mines, absinthe distilleries and steam locomotives characterize the first section of today's ride. The drive through the Val-de-Travers is picturesque, the following ascent sweaty.

approx. 30 km
620 m
300 m

Some sweaty climbs bring you to the shore of Lac de Joux. Situated at over 1,000 meters, a unique natural paradise awaits you here in the Parc Jura vaudois.

approx. 45 km
1'085 m
1'135 m

You climb the Col du Marchairuz. From here you can see the clay spruces of the Risoud forest and the Lake Geneva region spreads out before you: Even from afar, you can make out the Jet d'Eau. Behind, the white snow-covered peaks of the Mont Blanc massif sparkle.

approx. 47 km
610 m
1'150 m

You cycle from Coinsins to Geneva.

approx. 40 km
330 m
425 m

Tour character

A challenging tour along the chain of hills of the Jura. The tours lead mostly on little used side roads. Only in the urban centres is a little more traffic to be expected. Because of the sometimes challenging climbs, we recommend that you tackle the tour with an electric bike. The "pleasure variants" offer shorter stages and are less strenuous than the original route. The Route Verte mostly follows the signposted routes of Veloland Schweiz. In the cantons of Jura, Neuchâtel and Vaud, orientation is easy; before that, the different routes change several times a day.

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Prices & Dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Couvet/surrounding
  Season 1
20.03.2021 - 26.03.2021
10.04.2021 - 07.05.2021
18.09.2021 - 17.10.2021

every day
Season 2
27.03.2021 - 09.04.2021
08.05.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day
La route Verte Variant enjoyment C Lakes & Forests TO, CH-OSRCG-06X
Base price
709.-
755.-
Surcharge Single Room 219.- 219.-

Category: Middle class hotels

Season 1
Mar 20, 2021 - Mar 26, 2021
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
every day
Season 2
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day
La route Verte Variant enjoyment C Lakes & Forests TO, CH-OSRCG-06X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
709.-
219.-
755.-
219.-

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
Couvet/surrounding
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Genf/surrounding
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
89.-
124.-
89.-
139.-
89.-
124.-
89.-
139.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Couvet/surrounding
  Season 1
Mar 20, 2021 - Mar 26, 2021
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

every day
Season 2
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

every day
Couvet/surrounding
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 124.- 124.-
Genf/surrounding
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 139.- 139.-
Filter
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
95.-
189.-
Prices per person in CHF

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Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 5 overnight stays incl. breakfast 
  • Daily luggage transfers  
  • Carefully elaborated route 
  • Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room) 
  • GPS-data available 
  • Service-hotline

Please note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!

 

Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Chargeable parking spaces at the partner hotel in Couvet.  
  • Return journey by train via Neuenburg to Couvet. Duration: approx. 2 h.
Travel Documents

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.

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