Trans Swiss Trail: Stage 1, Porrentruy - St-Ursanne

Porrentruy

La Chaux-de-Fonds

La Chaux-de-Fonds

Aéroport les Eplatures OUEST

Aéroport les Eplatures OUEST

La Chaux-de-Fonds: Le Pod

La Chaux-de-Fonds: Le Pod

Golf-Club Les Bois

Golf-Club Les Bois

Les Brenets - Pays du Saut du Doubs

Les Brenets - Pays du Saut du Doubs

LSGC Les Eplatures Airport

LSGC Les Eplatures Airport

The Trans Swiss Trail is the first long distance hiking trail developed for tourists which traverses Switzerland from North to South. There are many possibilities for overnight stays at hotels and inns throughout the trail, and luggage transfer between the stages of the route is offered daily.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: By train to Porrentruy
Point of arrival: St-Ursanne
Access point of arrival: Train
Hiking time: 5 h
Distance: 18 km
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Difficulty: medium
Difference in elevation: 460 m
Culmination point: 885 m
Season: January - December
Gastronomy: Pack your backpack for a picnic.
Overnight: in Porrentruy, for example, Hôtel de la Cigogne, St-Ursanne
Literature: 1:50,000 folio 222T «Clos du Doubs»; Guidebook Trans Swiss Trail

Description

Porrentruy - Le Banné - Les Chainions - Seleute - St-Ursanne

The start at Porrentruy is as follows. From the starting point, Porrentruy, the residence of a former prince-bishop, the route leads at first through the gently rolling hills of the Ajoie, an agricultural region. Influenced by its neighbor, France, as regards landscape, climate and culture, the Ajoie is quite distinct from the rest of the Jura along the Trans-Swiss-Trail-Route. The Trans Swiss Trail exhibits a spectacular change of scenery already during its first stage, when the ascent to the forested Jura crest at Les Chainions is followed by the descent to the deeply cut valley of the Doubs River.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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