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.  

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
1'220 m
745 m

Optional train ride to La Cibourg and ride to the centre of La Chaux-de-Fonds. 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. 45-75 km
580-1'130 m
915-1'375 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 characteristic

The Jura-Route with its diverse topography is 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 bypassed by train or chairlift including bike transport. The tour further 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.

The Jura Route at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
May 2, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
every day
Season 2
May 16, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
every day
Season 3
Jun 15, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
every day
Jura Route Jura-Route the Wild West Swiss, 8 days TO, CH-JURBN-08X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
959.-
299.-
995.-
299.-
1'035.-
299.-

Categories: Charming middle-class hotels

Season 1
May 2, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
Season 2
May 16, 2020 - Jun 14, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
Season 3
Jun 15, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
Basel
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Nyon/surrounding
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
89.-
129.-
85.-
125.-
89.-
129.-
85.-
125.-
89.-
129.-
85.-
125.-
Price
Countrybike 27-speed
Electric bike
115.-
239.-

Our rental bikes

Services & Information

Included:

  • 7 overnights incl. breakfast
  • Luggage transport
  • Ticket for the watch museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds
  • Route guide-book
  • Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service-Hotline

Not included:

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

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 "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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