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Hiking holidays Jura Crest Trail, Solothurn - Couvet, 7 days

Hiking: Jura Crest Trail

Round the bend

The Jura Crest Trail is considered the classic among national long-distance trails. Signalization of the route, starting at Zurich and ending just before Genève, began as early as 1905. It links two major Swiss towns and as the name suggests, leads over the Swiss Jura heights. This makes a sweeping arc towards the northwest, so those hiking this trail go a little round the bend – and over the language boundary! 

Itinerary

Short train ride to Oberdorf and by cable car up to Weissenstein, where you reach the Jura Crest Trail. From the roof of Canton Solothurn, with views across the Jura arc to the Mittelland and snow-capped Alps and on through forests and typical Jura meadows. The first third is also a Planetenweg (planet path). Language border at Montagne de Romont.

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 24 km
700 m
1'415 m

From the low-lying Schüss-Valley to the crest of the Bernese Jura. An almost constant, yet comfortable climb to scale the Chasseral, already seen from afar. Sensational panoramic view with the Mittelland lakes: a feast for the eyes. From Chasseral transfer down to Nods.

approx. 6 h
approx. 17 km
1'340 m
270 m

In the morning transfer up to Chasseral where you continue your walk. A varied hike between the upper St. Imier Valley and the Val de Ruz Valley with the winter-sports resort, Le Pâquier (hometown of ski-ace Didier Cuche). The top of the Vue des Alpes pass is not far from watch metropolis La Chaux-de-Fonds

approx. 6 h
approx. 20 km
760 m
1'000 m

Enjoy the fantastic panoramic view from the high mountain chain with the Tête de Ran and Mont Racine peaks. The slabs of the rocky spur provide a breathtaking view down to Lac de Neuchâtel, before making the steep descent to Noiraigue.

approx. 6 h
approx. 20 km
790 m
1'275 m

The perspiration at the start of this stage is well worth it: the highlight of the tour is the natural rock amphitheatre of Creux du Van, Swiss equivalent of the Grand Canyon. From the heights you can enjoy wonderful views on the sparkling waters of Lake Neuenburg. You continue down to Couvet after your hike.

approx. 5 h
approx. 16 km
915 m
420 m

Tour character

For the steep ascents a good physical condition is needed. The trails are easy to walk, but they may be slippery on wet days. 

The Jura Crest Trail at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Solothurn/Weissenstein
  Season 1
30.04.2022 - 20.05.2022
24.09.2022 - 16.10.2022

every day
Season 2
21.05.2022 - 23.09.2022

every day
Jura Crest Trail, Solothurn - Couvet, 7 days TO, CH-JUWSC-07X
Base price
799.-
859.-
Surcharge Single Room 265.- 265.-

Category: 3*-hotels & local inns

Season 1
Apr 30, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
every day
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
every day
Jura Crest Trail, Solothurn - Couvet, 7 days TO, CH-JUWSC-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
799.-
265.-
859.-
265.-

Category: 3*-hotels & local inns

Season 1
Apr 30, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022
Solothurn/Weissenstein
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Couvet/Travers
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
79.-
114.-
89.-
129.-
79.-
114.-
89.-
129.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Solothurn/Weissenstein
  Season 1
Apr 30, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022

every day
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022

every day
Solothurn/Weissenstein
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 114.- 114.-
Couvet/Travers
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 129.- 129.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays with breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers 
  • Transfers according to the programme 
  • Carefully elaborated route description 
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS data available
  • Service-Hotline

Note:

  • Rides with cable cars and public transport (approx. CHF 35.- per person) not included.
  • 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 railways station in Solothurn (CHF 10.- per day).
  • Return by train from Couvet via Neuenburg to Solothurn. 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.

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