Jura Crest Trail
Distance 20 km
Duration 5 h 45 min
Ascent 700 m
A varied hike between the upper St. Imier Valley and the Val de Ruz with the winter sports resort Le Pâquier (hometown of skiing ace Didier Cuche). The top of the Vue des Alpes pass is not far from La Chaux-de-Fonds, a town famous for its watchmaking industry.
Alternative routing due to blocking of a bridge at Oberried
The «Underweidligraben» bridge at Ebligen near Oberried will be blocked from 19 November 2019 to 18 March 2020. A diversion is possible along the official hiking trails or the main road. The hiking trails are not suitable for cycling.
This stage begins where the previous one ended. Enjoy glorious views of the Three Lakes, and, on a clear day, of the Alps from Mont Blanc to the Säntis. Here begins the steady descent to the village of Le Pâquier, where Didier Cuche grew up. It is truly impressive how the Chasseral appears far in the distance after just a few minutes’ walk.
On the way to Le Pâquier, the trail passes the Métairie de Dombresson-Frienisberg, a mountain guesthouse with restaurant and lodgings. It serves up a delicious breakfast or lunch.
After Le Pâquier, now begins the ascent up Mont d’Amin, which lies just a little above Vue des Alpes. Vue des Alpes is the end of the stage as well as being a popular destination for motorcyclists. The top of the pass is not far from La Chaux-de-Fonds, a town famous for its watchmaking industry.
Food/drink and accommodation along the route
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
Vue des Alpes
5 h 45 min
April - October
To a mountain peak, With panoramic view