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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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Itinerary

Luggage drop-off in La-Chaux-de-Fonds and by bus and train to Les Brenets. 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 h
approx. 19 km
540 m
800 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. 5.5 h
approx. 21 km
540 m
660 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 at a glance
Place of arrival: Les Brenets
  Season 1
10.04.2021 - 07.05.2021
18.09.2021 - 17.10.2021

every day
Season 2
01.04.2021 - 09.04.2021
08.05.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day
Au fil du Doubs Les Brenets - St-Ursanne TO, CH-JUWLS-06X
Base price
659.-
695.-
Surcharge Single Room 289.- 289.-

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

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
every day
Season 2
Apr 1, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day
Au fil du Doubs Les Brenets - St-Ursanne TO, CH-JUWLS-06X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
659.-
289.-
695.-
289.-

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

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
Season 2
Apr 1, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Les Brenets
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
St-Ursanne
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
85.-
125.-
85.-
135.-
85.-
125.-
85.-
135.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Les Brenets
  Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

every day
Season 2
Apr 1, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

every day
Les Brenets
Extra night double room (BB) 85.- 85.-
Extra night single room (BB) 125.- 125.-
St-Ursanne
Extra night double room (BB) 85.- 85.-
Extra night single room (BB) 135.- 135.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 5 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transport
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • 7-day Helpline

Please note:

  • Travelling by public transport on day 1 not included.
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
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 "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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Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.