Arrival to Couvet
Couvet – Ste-Croix
From Couvet you walk via Fleurier up to the Jura high trail. Over widespread grazing land you will reach Ste-Croix, the home of musical boxes and music automats.
Ste-Croix – Vallorbe
Not far from the Swiss-French border, the trail passes through the magnificent Vaud Jura. Here, trees and stones could tell some smuggling stories. In Vallorbe, old iron crafts and the railway are the centre of attention.
Vallorbe – Le Pont
Typical Jura: first a river that emerges not far from a cavern, then a hike over a rocky mountain lookout and finally two lakes without above-ground outflows. These characterise the Vallée de Joux, home of many world-famous luxury watches.
Le Pont – Les Brassus
The undisputed highlight of this tour across extensive pastureland is Mont Tendre, the highest elevation in the Swiss Jura: a vantage point over the Vaud region and Lake Geneva. In good visibility the view extends as far as the Alps and the blue Vosges.
Through a park-like landscape with scattered chalets and a network of kilometre-long dry stone walls, the trail leads partly through a nature reserve established in 1972. A short stop is recommended at the ruins of an ancient monastery.
St-Cergue/La Cure – Nyon
A harsh rock bastion and the lovely shores of Lac Léman are contrasts that form a pair on this tour. After climbing the summit of La Dôle, not far from the national border, the trail leads through forest into the vineyards and to the beautifully situated little town of Nyon.
Departure or extension
Good basic fitness is required for the sometimes steep ascents over the Jura chain. The paths are well developed and easy to walk on. In wet conditions, however, they can be slippery in places.
Learn more about the watchmakers in the Vallée de Joux here.
The Jura Crest Trail at SwitzerlandMobility
| Season 1 |
09.09.2023 - 24.09.2023
| Season 2 |
13.05.2023 - 08.09.2023
|Jura Crest Trail Couvet - Nyon, 8 days, CH-WDWCN-08X|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge Single Room||435.-||435.-|
Category: middle class hotels, beautiful hostel in Nyon (shower/toilet in the room)
| Season 1 |
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 24, 2023
| Season 2 |
May 13, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
|Extra night double room (BB)||95.-||95.-|
|Extra night single room (BB)||140.-||140.-|
|Extra night double room (BB)||85.-||85.-|
|Extra night single room (BB)||125.-||125.-|
- 7 overnight stays incl. breakfast
- Daily luggage transfers
- Subsidy for arrival by train
- Carefully elaborated route
- Travel documents (1 x per room) incl. SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
- Service Hotline
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in price!
- Train journey St-Cergue – La Cure (return) not included in the tour price. Approx. CHF 5 .- with half-fare card.
- Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)
- Arrival by public transport to Couvet. Hand in your luggage at the partner hotel by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.
- Departure by public transport from Nyon.
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.