Vantage platform in Sainte-Croix/Les Rasses


Lac de Neuchâtel 2

Lac de Neuchâtel 2

Yverdon-les-Bains, Place Pestalozzi

Yverdon-les-Bains, Place Pestalozzi

At 1606 m, the Chasseron is one of the highest peaks in the Jura, and so the views are vast. At the foot of the mountain are Lake Neuchâtel and the town of Yverdon-les-Bains. To the west, you can see as far as Lake Geneva and the Savoy. To the north-east you can see the Chasseron's twin peak, the Chasseral, just 40 cm higher.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Yverdon-les-Bains station
End of tour:Yverdon-les-Bains station
Access starting point:Trains from Basel, Zurich, Lausanne, Geneva
Access point of arrival:Trains to Basel, Zurich, Lausanne, Geneva
Technical requirements:Medium difficulty
Physical fitness:Difficult
Distance:49.3 km
Total altitude meters:1344 m
Biking time:5-7 h
Season:May to October
Gastronomy:Yverdon-les-Bains, Vuiteboeuf, Baulmes, Ste-Croix, Les Rasses, Le Chasseron, Grandson
Accommodation:Yverdon-les-Bains, Ste-Croix, Le Chasseron
Various:Old Town of Yverdon-les-Bains, Grandson castle, Jura scenery


The bike route up from Yverdon-les-Bains to the Chasseron is technically quite simple, but it's tiring on the legs. The climb up from Baulmes to Ste-Croix is strenuous enough, and it gets even tougher on the final climb up to the summit. Your reward is the view described above and the wonderful downhill section to Grandson. First across meadows, then through woodland and finally along wide paths, the route leads down in several stages back to Lake Neuchâtel.

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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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