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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, beg an 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!

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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 characteristic

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 2020 at a glance
Place of arrival: Solothurn/Weissenstein
  Season 1
04.04.2020 - 09.04.2020
10.10.2020 - 18.10.2020

every day
Season 2
10.04.2020 - 15.05.2020
29.08.2020 - 09.10.2020

every day
Season 3
16.05.2020 - 28.08.2020

every day
Jura Crest Trail, Solothurn - Couvet, 7 days TO, CH-NSWSC-07X
Base price
775.-
815.-
835.-
Surcharge Single Room 239.- 239.- 239.-

Category: 3*-hotels & local inns

Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 9, 2020
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
every day
Season 2
Apr 10, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
every day
Season 3
May 16, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
every day
Jura Crest Trail, Solothurn - Couvet, 7 days TO, CH-NSWSC-07X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
775.-
239.-
815.-
239.-
835.-
239.-

Category: 3*-hotels & local inns

Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 9, 2020
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
Season 2
Apr 10, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
Season 3
May 16, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
Solothurn/Weissenstein
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Travers/Couvet
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
79.-
119.-
89.-
129.-
79.-
119.-
89.-
129.-
79.-
119.-
89.-
129.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Solothurn/Weissenstein
  Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 9, 2020
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020

every day
Season 2
Apr 10, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020

every day
Season 3
May 16, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020

every day
Solothurn/Weissenstein
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.- 119.-
Travers/Couvet
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 129.- 129.- 129.-

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 6 overnight stays with breakfast
  • Thorough route guidance
  • luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS data available
  • Service-Hotline

Not included:

  • Rides with cable cars and public transport (approx. CHF 35.- per person)
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
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 "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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