Jura Bike offer
On the Jura Bike Route, mountain bikers can discover a magically diverse landscape with secluded valleys, lush meadows, raging rivers and little lakes. You cycle from the watchmaking city of La Chaux-de-Fonds to the Saut du Doubs waterfalls and through the Val de Travers. Then, it is up to the terrace of the Jura Mountains and down towards Lac de Joux.
Mountain bike – Jura Bike
Day 1: Make own way to Switzerland. Transfer from airport/railway station to La Chaux-de-Fonds
Overnight stay in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
Day 2: La Chaux-de-Fonds - Couvet (approx. 45km )
The day begins with a visit to the watch museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds. After a steep ascent, the route then goes downhill to the waterfall Saut du Doubs. From the secluded Lac des Brenets, it goes on to Le Locle. The stage ends in the birthplace of absinthe, Val de Travers.
Details: approx. 45km (single trails: 4km) ↑ 1,115m altitude gain ↓ 1,365m.
Overnight in Couvet.
Day 3: Couvet - Ste-Croix (approx. 45km)
After the long ascent up Le Soliat, it is worth stopping off at the Creux du Van, an impressive former rock amphitheatre. The route goes over the terrace of the Jura Mountains with glorious views of Lake Neuchâtel and the Vaud Alps.
Details: approx. 45km (single trails: 6km) ↑ 1,240m altitude gain ↓ 885m.
Overnight in Ste-Croix.
Day 4: Ste-Croix - Lac de Joux | departure (approx. 35km)
Below the rocky Aiguilles de Baulmes, the route crosses a remote area containing a number of Second World War bunkers. The final ascent of the day is to the Vallée de Joux, which is famous for its austere, unspoiled nature and two lakes.
Details: approx. 35km (single trails: 5km) ↑ 1,000m altitude gain ↓ 1,115m.
Individual return. Transfer to airport/railway station.
- 3 overnight stays with breakfast in 3* hotels in La Chaux-de-Fonds - Couvet - Ste-Croix - Lac de Joux
(1 night in each place)
- Daily luggage transport
- Expertly devised route guidance
- Admission to watch museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds
- Comprehensive travel documentation
- GPS data available
- Service hotline
Level of difficulty
▲▲▲ Basic technical knowledge and good level of fitness are required. The route can be classified as easy and is the perfect choice for beginners.
Prices & Dates
|Season 1||17 September – 14 October||(double room/with breakfast) CHF 435|
|Season 2||28 May - 24 June | 20 August - 16 September||(double room/with breakfast) CHF 445|
|Season 3||6 May - 27 May | 25 June – 19 August.||(double room/with breakfast) CHF 465|
- Single room supplement CHF 125 Hire: MTB CHF 139
- No minimum number of participants.
- 3* hotel, Athmos, La Chaux-de-Fonds
Double room CHF 89
Single room supplement CHF 40
- 3* hotel, Lac de Joux
Double room CHF 95
Single room supplement CHF 40
Travel to Switzerland, parking, departure
- Parking at La Chaux-de-Fonds railway station. Cost: approx. CHF 5 per day.
- Return to La Chaux-de-Fond by train from Le Pont, via Vallorbe, Yverdon-les-Bains and Neuchâtel. Journey time: approx. 2 hours.