Jura Crest Trail
Distance 17 km
Duration 5 h 45 min
Ascent 1350 m
From the low-lying Schüss Valley to the crest of the Bernese Jura. An almost constant, yet comfortable climb to scale the Chasseral, a mountain which you will already have seen in the distance. Sensational panoramic views with the lakes on the Swiss Plateau are a delight for the eyes.
The trail now quickly leads away from the motorways in Frinvillier. It is a steep, relentless climb uphill to around 1,100 m at Les Coperies. This is where the slow, but also enjoyable ascent up to Lake Biel begins, to reach the highest point of the Bernese Jura, the Chasseral at 1,606 m.
On the way to the Chasseral, there is another ever-recurring element of the Jura Crest Trail – lush pastures. The path often leads directly over these pastures, with cows grazing happily. There is no need to be afraid, though it is quite important to keep a distance from suckler cows in particular.
The trail now leads past various métairies. These typical mountain inns on Alpine farms become more common in the French part of the Jura. The inns on today’s stage for example include Métairie d’Evilard and Métairie du Milieu du Bienne.
In the meantime, the antenna atop the Chasseral moves ever closer and there is just one short ascent left. There, glorious views from the highest mountain in the Bernese Jura await.
Food/drink along the route
Accommodation at the end of the stage
- Hotel Chasseral, 15-minute walk from the peak
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
5 h 45 min
4 h 40 min
April - October
With panoramic view, To a mountain peak