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Cycling holidays Jura-Route the Wild West Swiss

Cycling: Jura Route

World of mysteries in Switzerlands "Wild West"

The hilly ridges of the Jura stretch from Basel to Lake Geneva - the mysterious landscapes off the beaten track that fascinate every traveller. Anyone who thinks of the Jura dreams of fir forests, remote plateaus, grazing horses and spectacular viewpoints. 

The Jura also includes the granary of Ajoie, the Doubs valley with the jewel of St Ursanne, La Chaux-de-Fonds with its chessboard street pattern, the bustling Val de Travers, the caves of Vallorbe, the enchanting Lac de Joux, the world of luxury watchmakers and the magnificent wine-growing regions along Lake Geneva. 

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Itinerary

With the buzz of Basel still present, you climb the first heights of the Jura, find peace and quiet along the wooded Swiss-French border river La Lucelle, and slowly immerse yourself in the rolling hills of the Ajoie.  

approx. 60 km
930 m
700 m

The medieval town of St. Ursanne awaits you at the next Jura chain on the picturesque Jura river Doubs. Another sweaty ascent to the Franches Montagnes plateau is following with a vast, tranquil landscape, fir trees, grazing cows and horses. 

approx. 45 km
1'250 m
745 m

At the beginning, the picturesque Etang de la Gruère nature reserve and views of the snow-white peaks of the Mont-Soleil await you. The lively metropolis of timekeeping is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From here through the high moor Les Ponts-des-Martel to Travers or Couvet.

approx. 70 km
1'130 m
1'375 m

You continue your ride along the trail of the Green Fairy through the Val-de-Travers. Ste-Croix and L'Auberson are well known for their beautiful jukeboxes, music boxes and artificial puppeteers.  

approx. 30 km
625 m
290 m

The TGV sways over its tracks in the plain of Vallorbe. You climb up on Dent de Vaulion and reach Vallée de Joux. In this high valley the cool and clear Lac de Joux awaits you.  

approx. 45 km
1'065 m
1'110 m

Up to Col du Marchairuz. Here you will find hundreds of ant hills and artistically placed stone walls in the tranquil Parc Jura Vaudois. Finally, you can relax and easily roll down into the serenity of Lac Léman. 

approx. 55 km
660 m
1'270 m

Tour character

The Jura-Route with its diverse topographyis aimed at athletic bikers. It has an almost «exotic» character and leads through little known landscapes in the scarcely populated border country of France. Longers and steeper slopes can usually be shortened by train or cable cars where you can transport your bike as well. 

Furthermore, the tour leads over lonely plateaus, some with spectacular views of the Swiss middle land and the high Alps (Freiberge, Balcon du Jura vaudois, Vallée de Joux, Parc naturel régional Jura Vaudois). The tour is almost entirely done on asphalt streets and is therefore perfect for racing bikes. For those who like it a little more leisurely, we recommend an electric bike.  

Learn more about the watchmakers in the Vallée de Joux here.

The Jura Route at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Basel
  Season 1
19.03.2022 - 08.04.2022
23.04.2022 - 20.05.2022
24.09.2022 - 16.10.2022

every day
Season 2
09.04.2022 - 22.04.2022
21.05.2022 - 23.09.2022

every day
Jura-Route the Wild West Swiss, 8 days TO, CH-JURWW-08X
Base price
969.-
1'025.-
Surcharge Single Room 335.- 335.-
Jura Route Jura-Route the Wild West Swiss, 8 days TO, CH-JURWW-08X
Base price
969.-
1'025.-
Surcharge Single Room 335.- 335.-

Category: charming middle class hotels

Season 1
Mar 19, 2022 - Apr 8, 2022
Apr 23, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
every day
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
every day
Jura-Route the Wild West Swiss, 8 days TO, CH-JURWW-08X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
Jura Route Jura-Route the Wild West Swiss, 8 days TO, CH-JURWW-08X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
969.-
335.-
969.-
335.-
1'025.-
335.-
1'025.-
335.-

Category: charming middle class hotels

Season 1
Mar 19, 2022 - Apr 8, 2022
Apr 23, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
Basel
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Nyon
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Basel
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Nyon
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
89.-
129.-
79.-
119.-
89.-
129.-
79.-
119.-
89.-
129.-
79.-
119.-
89.-
129.-
79.-
119.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Basel
  Season 1
Mar 19, 2022 - Apr 8, 2022
Apr 23, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022

every day
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022

every day
Basel
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 129.- 129.-
Nyon
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Basel
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 129.- 129.-
Nyon
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Filter
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
135.-
269.-
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Admission to the watch museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service-Hotline

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection) 
Information

Arrival/Parking/Departure:

  • Cheap park & ride parking at the airport Basel-Mulhouse.
  • Return journey by train from Nyon to Basel, approx. 2.5 h.
Travel Documents

Travel documents "digital” 

In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app.  We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents: 

  • Description of how to use the necessary apps 
  • Detailed programme for the individual stages 
  • Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus 
  • Luggage tags 
  • Any vouchers 

On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance. 

Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge. 

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