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Hiking holidays Au fil du Doubs

Hiking: Au fil du Doubs

The most beautiful secret in Switzerland

Fjord landscapes, waterfalls and Jurassic specialities: The border river Doubs is probably one of the best-kept secrets in Switzerland. This hiking tour takes you deep into the unspoilt river valley.

You'll meet fishermen, marvel at the spectacular Saut du Doubs waterfall and dream of smuggling adventures from days long gone by as you gaze along narrow paths. The walk along the banks of the Doubs feels like a journey through an emerald green world where time seems to stand still.  

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Picturesque and wild gorges open up here. You could almost call them fjords. The rocks cut by nature have the shape of a human face and the head of a legendary monster. The path leads to the Saut du Doubs, a spectacular 27 m high waterfall. 

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 22 km
680 m
935 m

It is hard to imagine how much industry (glaziers, sawmills, mills) there was on the Doubs 200 years ago. Today, only a few traces of the intensive industrial activity are still visible, for example in Le Theusseret just before Goumois, the finish of the second stage.  

approx. 5 h
approx. 18 km
425 m
545 m

On the way you often meet fishermen. The Doubs has a unique fish stock, including the real Doubs trout with its black stripes, barbel, grayling, pike and of course the rare apron, also called Roi du Doubs.  

approx. 3.5 h
approx. 13 km
200 m
220 m

Just before St. Ursanne, the Doubs makes a sharp 180-degree turn, as if it didn't know where to go. Perhaps the radical change of direction is the reason why the Romans called the meandering river Doubs. The word comes from the Latin "dubitus", the hesitant, doubting.

approx. 4 h
approx. 15 km
200 m
240 m

Tour character

An easy hike without major differences in altitude. In humid conditions the paths can be a bit slippery, otherwise it is a perfect pleasure hike.

The Au fil du Doubs at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Les Brenets
  Season 1
23.04.2022 - 20.05.2022
24.09.2022 - 16.10.2022

every day without Saturday
Season 2
09.04.2022 - 22.04.2022
21.05.2022 - 23.09.2022

every day without Saturday
Au fil du Doubs Les Brenets - St-Ursanne | TO, CH-JUWLS-06X
Base price
679.-
719.-
Surcharge Single Room 255.- 255.-

Category: middle class hotels and inns (WC/shower in Maison Biaufond on the corridor) 

Season 1
Apr 23, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
every day without Saturday
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
every day without Saturday
Au fil du Doubs Les Brenets - St-Ursanne | TO, CH-JUWLS-06X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
679.-
255.-
719.-
255.-

Category: middle class hotels and inns (WC/shower in Maison Biaufond on the corridor) 

Season 1
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
Les Brenets
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
St-Ursanne
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
95.-
145.-
89.-
154.-
95.-
145.-
89.-
154.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Les Brenets
  Season 1
Apr 23, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022

every day without Saturday
Season 2
Apr 9, 2022 - Apr 22, 2022
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022

every day without Saturday
Les Brenets
Extra night double room (BB) 95.- 95.-
Extra night single room (BB) 145.- 145.-
St-Ursanne
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 154.- 154.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 5 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transport
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • 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:

  • Parking at the train station in La-Chaux-de-Fonds. CHF 7.- per day. By train and bus via Le Locle to Les Brenets.
  • Return journey by train via Glovelier to La-Chaux-de-Fonds. Duration:  approx. 1.5 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. 

Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
PETER L. CH | 03.05.2022
Excellent trek along the Doubs river
We had an excellent 4 day trek along the Doubs river. Hightlights were the Saut du Doubs, maison Biaufond and St Ursanne. The organisation by Eurotrek was really well done. Ours bags arrived at each hotel on succesive days without problem. The hotels themselves were nice, if basic.

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