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Intro

The undisputed highlight of this tour across an extensive grazing area is Mont Tendre, the highest point in the Swiss Jura. A mountain with stunning views of the Canton of Vaud and Lake Geneva. On a clear day, the panoramic views sweep all the way to the Alps and blue line of the Vosges.

Description

Today’s stage begins by leading out of Le Pont on the same trail on which the previous stage ended. After a little more than half an hour, the trail heads off to the south and the ascent to the roof of the Swiss Jura begins.

Towering at 1,679 m above sea level, Mont Tendre is a highlight of the Jura hike for more than just its size. The view across the whole of Lake Geneva towards Mont Blanc and the Alps all the way to Vosges is one of the most glorious on the whole of the Jura Crest Trail.

With this sight in view, the descent to the Col du Marchairuz pass begins. The pass that connects Lac de Joux with the wine-growing regions of Lake Geneva. Far below, Nyon, the destination of the Jura Crest Trail, can already be spotted. Almost close enough to touch. In addition to the beautiful restaurant and hotel, you also have another surprise in store upon arrival at the Col du Marchairuz pass: a direct view of Mont Blanc between the trees.

Food/drink along the route

Accommodation options and food/drink

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
Le Pont
Destination
Col du Marchairuz
Direction
One way
Ascent
1050 m
Descent
600 m
Distance
21 km
Duration
6 h 20 min
Duration back
6 h
Technical requirements
Easy
Physical requirements
Difficult
Season
May - October
Theme
With panoramic view, Through a nature conservation area, To a mountain peak
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Map

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Contact

Vallée de Joux Tourisme
Rue de L’Orbe 8
1347 Le Sentier

Phone +41 (0)21 845 17 77
info@valleedejoux.ch
myvalleedejoux.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

Stage: 14/16

Distance

21 km

Duration

6 h 20 min

Ascent

1050 m

Travel information: Le Pont