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Intro

Typical of the Jura: first a river whose source is in a nearby grotto, followed by a hike over a mountain with stunning views and two lakes with no visible outlets. These are characteristic of the Vallée de Joux, home to many world-renowned luxury watches.

Description

The Vallorbe railway station at the break of dawn is the first of many highlights today. It towers majestically over the village and is a chance to take in the surroundings. The panorama trail now crosses this village and the ascent to Dent de Vaulion begins. In contrast to previous vantage points on the Jura Crest Trail, the climb is not very demanding, but the views are just as rewarding as in the previous stage. The whole of Lac de Joux extends along the southern slope of the Dent du Vaulion. Lake Neuchâtel is still visible to the north.

At the upper end of Lac de Joux lies Le Pont, the destination of the first stage. The trail leads past other quaint guesthouses on the way to Vallée de Joux and the two lakes of Lac de Joux and Lac Brenet. A charming promenade and lots of cafes and restaurants await in Le Pont. In fine weather, the many pedalos and boats are extremely popular.

Food/drink along the route

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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
Vallorbe
Destination
Le Pont
Direction
One way
Ascent
800 m
Descent
600 m
Distance
14 km
Duration
4 h 35 min
Duration back
4 h 20 min
Technical requirements
Easy
Physical requirements
Medium
Season
April - October
Theme
To a mountain peak, With panoramic view
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Map

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Contact

Office du Tourisme de Vallorbe
Les Grandes-Forges 11
Case Postale 90
1337 Vallorbe

Phone +41 (0)21 843 25 83
contact@vallorbe.ch
vallorbe-tourisme.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

Stage: 13/16

Distance

14 km

Duration

4 h 35 min

Ascent

800 m

Travel information: Vallorbe