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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

Luggage drop-off in Basel. 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. After arrival in Nyon luggage retrieval and departure.

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 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Basel
  Season 1
15.04.2023 - 12.05.2023
23.09.2023 - 15.10.2023

daily
Season 2
08.04.2023 - 14.04.2023
13.05.2023 - 22.09.2023

daily
Jura-Route the Wild West Swiss, CH-JURWW-08X
Base price
1'049.-
1'105.-
Surcharge Single Room 329.- 329.-

Category: charming middle class hotels

Season 1
Apr 15, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 23, 2023 - Oct 15, 2023
daily
Season 2
Apr 8, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
May 13, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023
daily
Jura-Route the Wild West Swiss, CH-JURWW-08X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1'049.-
329.-
1'105.-
329.-

Category: charming middle class hotels

Season 1
Apr 15, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 23, 2023 - Oct 15, 2023
Season 2
Apr 8, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
May 13, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023
Basel
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Nyon
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
95.-
130.-
85.-
125.-
95.-
130.-
85.-
125.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Basel
  Season 1
Apr 15, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 23, 2023 - Oct 15, 2023

daily
Season 2
Apr 8, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
May 13, 2023 - Sep 22, 2023

daily
Basel
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 130.- 130.-
Nyon
Extra night double room (BB) 85.- 85.-
Extra night single room (BB) 125.- 125.-
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Electric bike
Countrybike 27-Gang Unisex
285.-
149.-
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • Overnight stays according to the itinerary incl. breakfast 
  • Daily luggage transfers  
  • Admission to the watch museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds 
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the station (for direct arrival and departure) 
  • Subsidy for arrival by train
  • Carefully elaborated route description 
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) incl. SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription 
  • 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:

  • Arrival by public transport to Basel. For direct arrival: Drop off your luggage at the luggage counter by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.  
  •  Departure by public transport from Nyon. In case of direct departure: Suitcases will be returned to the luggage counter by 5:00 p.m. at the latest.   
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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