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Hiking holidays Trans Swiss Trail Porrentruy - Neuchâtel, 8 days TO

Hiking: Trans Swiss Trail

From the orchard to the vineyards

While the Ajoie is considered the orchard of the Jura, the region around Lake Neuchâtel is mainly known for its excellent wines. The stretch in between is also a delight.

First you walk leisurely along the banks of the Doubs, then you climb the panoramic plateaus with the watchmaking town of St. Irmier and the countless wind turbines. As you descend to Lake Neuchâtel, the nearby Alpine peaks greet you on the horizon, you cross seemingly endless vineyards. The Trans Swiss Trail is a pleasure from start to finish. 

Itinerary

After the old town of Porrentruy, which is well worth seeing, over fields to the forested Jura ridge. Then descent into the deep crevasse that the Doubs has carved into the karst rocks. St-Ursanne is a jewel. In the cloister of the monastery, goes the breath of another time.  

approx. 5 h
approx. 17 km
600 m
590 m

The Doubs is a capricious, fascinating body of water. On the left bank between St-Ursanne and La Charbonnière, you almost always walk on nature trails close to the blue-green shimmering river. Numerous dragonflies and birds live on the banks.

approx. 4 h
approx. 16 km
230 m
180 m

After climbing up to the Franches Montagnes plateau, you enter a quiet country with dark forests and scattered farms, surrounded by horses, cows and sheep. In between you will see villages with mustard yellow houses. Saigneléger is the regional centre.

approx. 4 h
approx. 13 km
745 m
240 m

Over lush green meadows, between mighty pine trees to the "energy mountain" with the rotating propellers of the wind power plant, visible from afar, and the solar cell panels: the largest plant for renewable energy in Switzerland!

approx. 5 h
approx. 19 km
570 m
330 m

Steep descent to St-Imier. From the watchmaking town to the granary of the Neuchâtel region. The route takes you through a gorge typical of the limestone of the Jura chain. Descent to Val de Ruz through a shady forest. The plain is overlooked by the Chasseral with its large antenna. From St. Martin by bus to the hotel in Dombresson.

approx. 5 h
approx. 18 km
545 m
975 m

Take the bus back to St. Martin. The Val de Ruz turns out to be an ideal hiking area. The many village water wells and massive church towers are striking. Engollon is home to the only mural paintings in Canton Neuchâtel dating from before the Reformation. Panoramic descent to Neuchâtel. A detour to the Laténium with information on the prehistoric lake dwellings on Lake Neuchâtel (UNESCO World Heritage Site) concludes the tour.

2.5 h
10 km
190 m
580 m

Tour character

Easy, not excessively strenuous stages. Some steep ascents and descents are the only challenges on this hiking tour.  

Find more information about the region here.

The Trans Swiss Trail at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data at a glance
Place of arrival: Porrentruy
  Season 1
01.04.2021 - 30.04.2021
18.09.2021 - 17.10.2021

every day except thursday, friday&saturday
Season 2
01.05.2021 - 17.09.2021

every day except thursday&friday
Porrentruy - Neuchâtel, 8 days TO, CH-JUWPN-08X
Base price
1'015.-
1'075.-
Surcharge Single Room 309.- 309.-

Category: Middle class hotels and inns (shower/toilet in Soubey in the corridor)

Season 1
Apr 1, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
every day except thursday, friday&saturday
Season 2
May 1, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
every day except thursday&friday
Porrentruy - Neuchâtel, 8 days TO, CH-JUWPN-08X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1'015.-
309.-
1'075.-
309.-

Category: Middle class hotels and inns (shower/toilet in Soubey in the corridor)

Season 1
Apr 1, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
Season 2
May 1, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Porrentruy
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Neuchâtel
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
115.-
165.-
115.-
165.-
115.-
165.-
115.-
165.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Porrentruy
  Season 1
Apr 1, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

every day except thursday, friday&saturday
Season 2
May 1, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

every day except thursday&friday
Porrentruy
Extra night double room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Extra night single room (BB) 165.- 165.-
Neuchâtel
Extra night double room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Extra night single room (BB) 165.- 165.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transport
  • Entry to the Laténium in Hauterive/Neuchâtel 
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service-hotline

Please note:

  • Travelling by public transport (St. Martin – Dombresson, return) not included, approx. CHF 8.- per person.
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Parking at the train station in Porrentruy. CHF 4.-/day.  
  • Return journey from Neuchâtel via Biel to Porrentruy. 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.

Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
4 stars
Daniel Hediger CH | 21.06.2021
Gerne wieder - vielleicht nächstes Jahr
5 stars
Judith Fischer CH | 06.06.2021
Wunderschönes Jura
Die Route wunderschön, wir haben die verschiedenen Landschaften sehr genossen. Die Tagesrouten waren zeitlich sehr gut bemessen, so konnte man gut einen Abstecher in ein etwas von der vorgeschlagenen Route entfernte Sehenswürdigkeit ohne Problem machen. Die Hotels waren alle sehr sauber und die Betten sehr angenehm. Das Essen war bei allen Hotels sensationell. Der grosse Vorteil, dass man nur mit dem Tagesrucksack unterwegs ist und das Gepäck von Hotel zu Hotel gebracht wird ist nur wunderbar. Wir werden sicher nochmals bei Ihnen buchen

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