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Highlights

  • Wonderful panoramic views
  • Chasseral peak
  • Watch metropolis La Chaux-de-Fonds
  • Lac de Neuchâtel
  • Areuse gorge

Day 1

Arrival in Solothurn | Solothurn - Biel

Luggage drop in Solothurn. Short train ride to Oberdorf and by cable car up to Weissenstein, where you reach the Jura Crest Trail. From the roof of Canton Solothurn, with views across the Jura arc to the Mittelland and snow-capped Alps and on through forests and typical Jura meadows. The first third is also a Planetenweg (planet path). Language border at Montagne de Romont.

Details: approx. 24 km ↑ 700 m ↓ 1'415 m
Duration: approx. 6.5 h

 

Jura Hoehenweg Weissenstein

Day 2

Biel - Nods

From the low-lying Schüss-Valley to the crest of the Bernese Jura. An almost constant, yet comfortable climb to scale the Chasseral, already seen from afar. Sensational panoramic view with the Mittelland lakes: a feast for the eyes. From Chasseral transfer down to Nods.

Details: approx. 17 Kilometer, ↑ 1'340 m ↓ 270 m
Duration: 6 h 

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Day 3

Nods - La Chaux-de-Fonds

In the morning transfer up to the summit of the Chasseral. Now follows a varied hike between the upper St. Imier valley and the Val de Ruz with the winter sports resort of Le Pâquier. From the top of the Vue-des-Alpes pass by bus or taxi to La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Details: approx. 20 km, ↑ 760 m ↓ 1'000 m
Duration: 6 h 

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Day 4

La Chaux-de-Fonds – Travers/Couvet

By bus or taxi back to the Vue-des-Alpes pass. On the high mountain range with the Tête de Ran and Mont Racine peaks, a magnificent panorama can be enjoyed and the Tablettes rock pulpit allows a breathtaking deep view of Lac de Neuchâtel before the steep descent to Noiraigue.

The Areuse Gorge and the Creux du Van rock arena with the largest nature reserve in the canton of Neuchâtel are the great highlights of the Noiraigue region in the easternmost part of the Val de Travers.

Details: ca. 20 km, ↑ 790 m ↓ 1275 m
Duration: 6 h

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Day 5

Circular hike Creux du Van from Travers/Couvet | Departure

The perspiration at the start of this stage is well worth it: the highlight of the tour is the natural rock amphitheatre of Creux du Van, Swiss equivalent of the Grand Canyon. From the heights you can enjoy wonderful views on the sparkling waters of Lake Neuenburg. Return to Couvet at the end of the hike and individual departure or extension of the stay.

Details: approx. 16 km, ↑ 915 m ↓ 420 m
Duration: 5 h 

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Jura Höhenweg Karte

Tour characteristic

Good basic fitness is required for the sometimes steep ascents over the Jura chain. The paths are well developed and easy to walk on. In wet conditions, however, they can be slippery in places.

The Jura mountain trail with SchweizMobil

Inclusions

  • 4 nights incl. breakfast in middle class hotels
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the train station
  • Transfers according to programme
  • Well-prepared itinerary
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) including SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • Service hotline
  • From price is per person in double room in low season
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: low season from 29.04. - 12.05. | 23.09. - 15.10.2023, high season from 13.05. - 22.09.2023

Good to know

  • If you arrive in Solothurn without an overnight stay, you must hand in your luggage at the luggage counter by 10:00 a.m. at the latest. 
  • If you are departing without an extra night in Couvet, your luggage will be returned to the partner hotel by 17:00 at the latest. 
  • Additional nights can be booked in Solothurn and Couvet.
  • Visitor's tax, if due, not included in the tour price
  • Rides on cable cars and public transport not included (approx. 35,- CHF with Half-Fare Card)
  • Bookings can be accepted up to 5 working days before arrival (express fee CHF 50.00 for 5 working days before arrival)
  • Organisation of the trip: local cooperation partner

Travel documents

  • We provide you with all documents for your trip digitally
  • Luggage tags are usually left for you at the arrival hotel
  • On the road, you can easily find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance