Jura peaks with perfect Alpine views


The pass known as the

The pass known as the "Vue-des-Alpes" (or View to the Alps) lives up to its name!

La Vue-des-Alpes

La Vue-des-Alpes

Fun hike along the Jura Alpine Trail with stunning panoramas of the Central Swiss Alps and across to the Bernese and Vaud Alps.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Col de la Vue des Alpes
End of tour:Tête de Ran / Vue-des-Alpes
Access starting point:By train to La Chaux-de-Fonds, then bus to Vue-des-Alpes
Access point of arrival:Bus from Vue-des-Alpes
Physical fitness:easy
Hiking time:1 h 30 min.
Length:5 km
Gastronomy:• Café Restaurant "Les Gümmenen"
• Hôtel La Clef des Champs
• Hôtel-Restaurant la Vue-des-Alpes
Miscellaneous:The bus to and from Vue-des-Alpes runs only on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays (daily during school holidays) and must be reserved. Timetable class="res-table" and reservations: +41 (0) 79 637 51 64


The Vue-des-Alpes indeed lives up to its name – this pass road affords magnificent views of the Alps. The panorama stretches from the central Swiss to the Vaud peaks. Depending on the weather, as you look down you will either see Lake Neuchâtel or the vast sea of fog that covers the plain. The pass can be reached by bus from La Chaux-de-Fonds. It is situated on a sweeping broad ridge which extends in a southwesterly direction to a prominent knoll, the Tête de Ran. At its foot, the restaurant of the same name is the panoramic destination of this winter walk. Along this short route, enjoy a leisurely stroll through a charming and powerful landscape; the groomed path ascends slightly through extensive snowbound Jura pastures. Characteristic features include the tall spruce trees that occur either singly or in small groups. Return from the Tête de Ran along the same route to the Vue-des-Alpes.

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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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