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Hiking holidays Jura Crest Trail Couvet - Nyon TO

Hiking: Jura Crest Trail

Wild Jura highlands and gentle Lake Geneva

A true picture-book landscape spreads out at the feet of the hiker in the southern part of the Jura. The vineyards and sparkling waters of the Three-Lakes Region are as magnificent a sight as the snow-capped Alpine peaks that border the horizon in the south.

But don't let your gaze wander too far into the distance, because there's plenty to discover along the way too. The landscape in the Vallée de Joux is quiet and serene; much love for detail awaits you in the musical box paradise of Ste-Croix. Vallorbe tells smuggler stories and the culinary delights in the Vaud region crown this hike!

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Itinerary

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.

approx. 7 h
approx. 23 km
1'200 m
800 m

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.

approx. 7 h
approx. 25 km
945 m
1'260 m

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.

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 14 km
800 m
600 m

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.

approx. 6.5 h
approx. 21 km
1'050 m
600 m

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.

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 17 km
460 m
860 m

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.

approx. 7.5 h
approx. 26 km
780 m
1'400 m

Tour character

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

Prices & Dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Couvet
  Season 1
10.04.2021 - 07.05.2021
18.09.2021 - 17.10.2021

every day
Season 2
08.05.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day
Jura Crest Trail Couvet - Nyon, 8 days TO, CH-WDWCN-08X
Base price
975.-
1'035.-
Surcharge Single Room 349.- 349.-

Category: Middle class hotels, beautiful hostel in Nyon (Shower/toilet in the room)

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
every day
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day
Jura Crest Trail Couvet - Nyon, 8 days TO, CH-WDWCN-08X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
975.-
349.-
1'035.-
349.-

Category: Middle class hotels, beautiful hostel in Nyon (Shower/toilet in the room)

Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Couvet
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Nyon
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
89.-
134.-
79.-
119.-
89.-
134.-
79.-
119.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Couvet
  Season 1
Apr 10, 2021 - May 7, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

every day
Season 2
May 8, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

every day
Couvet
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 134.- 134.-
Nyon
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service Hotline

Please note:

  • 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.
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Parking at the start hotel in Couvet. Costs payable on site.
  • Return train journey via Morges and Neuenburg to Couvet. Duration: approx. 2 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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