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The Jura Route leads through captivating countryside, remote fir-forested plateaux and quiet valleys with rushing streams. On this exceptional route you pedal along far from all hustle and bustle, through wide rolling hills from Basel to Lac Léman.

Description

Dreamy valleys, remote high plateaus, still waters, pulsating cities: The Jura Route leads through peaceful countryside from Basel along the wooded La Lucelle to the hilly landscape of the Ajoie. The climb from the medieval St-Ursanne to Saignelégier is the “pièce de résistance” but the idyllic Franches Montagnes (Freiberge), with its grazing horses and cattle, are just reward for the effort. Past the Wind Power Centre, Mont Soleil, the route continues to the centre of the clock making industry, Le Corbusier’s La Chaux-de-Fonds and to Lac de Joux, before the final section of the downhill run to Lake Geneva.

Highlights

  • St-Ursanne, Old Town and Monastery
  • Franches Montagnes, home of the only breed of Swiss horses
  • La Chaux-de-Fonds/Le Locle, the city landscape of the clock making centre as a UNESCO World Heritage Property
  • Val de Travers, asphalt mines in Couvet and its absinthe
  • Vallorbe, stalactite caves and Lac de Joux

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Basel
Destination
Nyon
Ascent
5400 m
Descent
5200 m
Distance
280 km
Distance on tarred ways
266 km
Distance on natural surface
14 km
Multiday route
6 days
Technical requirements
Medium
Physical requirements
Difficult
Elevation profile
5400Meter ascents
5200Meter descents
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Theme
With panoramic view, Over a pass, To a mountain peak, Through a nature conservation area
Signalization
Signalisation in both directions
More information https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/veloland/route7

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Quick Facts

Route number

No. 7
Stages: 6

Distance

280 km

Ascent

5400 m

City Highlights on the Jura Route