|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|
|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.
Yverdon-les-Bains - Vuiteboeuf - Baulmes - Ste-Croix - Les Rasses - Le Chasseron - Les Rasses - Bullet - Grandson - Yverdon-les-Bains
The Chasseron loop begins in Yverdon-les-Bains and at first follows the footpath towards Vuiteboeuf. From there, a rather flatter path leads across to Baulmes. This is where the climb up to Ste-Croix begins. The first section takes you along the Col de l'Aiguillon pass. 18.1 kilometres into the route, where there is a sharp turn to the left, you leave the road and go 100 m uphill on a trail leading into the forest. There, another track turns off to the right, and after a few hundred metres you come to a wide forest track. By following this uphill, you finally reach Ste-Croix. A road then takes you up to Les Rasses before the final difficult climb up to the Chasseron. From the Chasseron you first go down on the footpath to Les Rasses and then a short flat section takes you to Bullet. A long downhill section on wide tracks leads down to Grandson, after which you go back along the side of the lake to Yverdon-les-Bains.
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.