Distance 280 km
Ascent 5400 m
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.
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.
- 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
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With panoramic view, Over a pass, To a mountain peak, Through a nature conservation area
Signalisation in both directions