Jura Crest Trail
Distance 17 km
Duration 4 h 35 min
Ascent 460 m
Park-like landscapes and magnificent views of Lake Geneva and the Savoy Alps are the main features of this walk. From the Col du Marchairuz, the Jura Crest Trail leads through typical Jura forests, always heading south-west. In between the wooden areas, you will hike through flower-filled meadows boasting a glorious sea of colour.
The day begins on the Col du Marchairuz, the pass connecting the Vallee de Joux with Lake Geneva. It is only a short climb to be rewarded with glorious views of the Crêt de la Neuve, at 1,495 m above sea level.
That is all the uphill for today. What follows is a steady downhill to St-Cergue on a path that never fails to provide fantastic vistas of the Alps and Lake Geneva, where Mont Blanc is the star of the show.
On the descent, you will come past a buvette, a little snack bar that is only open at weekends over the summer. Its tables and benches are outside every day regardless, making this the perfect spot for a picnic. After the final section of the descent, you return to the typically wide panorama trail, and then it is not far to St-Cergue. This is the local outdoor area for those living in the nearby cities of Nyon and Genf, while at the same time being the destination of this penultimate stage of the Jura Crest Trail.
- St-Cergue, Quand on Voyage B&B
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
Col du Marchairuz
4 h 35 min
April - October
Through a nature conservation area, With panoramic view