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A TRAVERS DU JURA

Biel – La Chaux-de-Fonds – Neuchâtel | 3 Days

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The Jura mountains, the little sister of the Alps, inspire with a magnificent nature and the rich heritage of the Swiss watch industry. The route leads leisurely on low-traffic roads over the wide Jura heights and offers spectacular views of the Alps as well as exciting insights into the tradition and culture of the Jura Neuchâtelois.

  • Discover the four natural highlights of the Jura Neuchâtelois: Le Chasseral, the Lac de Brenets with the waterfall Saut du Doubs combined with a boat trip, the source of Noiraigue and the Areuse Gorge.
  • Get to know the UNESCO World Heritage Site of La Chaux-de-Fonds and learn more about the precise watchmaking craft on a tour of the International Watch Museum.
  • Learn more about the origin of absinthe in the Val de Travers, refresh yourself with an “Absinthe Verte” and hear exciting stories about the “Green Fairy”.
Technique
easy

Tarred and gravel roads without difficulties. Little steepness (S0). No special (e-)bike experience required.

Condition
easy

Easy - active! Ideal trekking for beginners with light effort and a sweat on the brow from time to time. Do regular sport in preparation. Cycling times up to 4 hrs, up to approx. 30 km (e-bike up to approx. 50 km).

Group

6-12 guests per guide

Meeting place

9.15 a.m. Biel-Bienne train station (train arrival 09.13 a.m. Biel-Bienne train station)

Departure

approx. 4 p.m. Geneva train station

Accommodation

(depending on the date, an alternative choice of hotel with comparable services may occur)

Note

The offer takes into account the current Covid-19 regulations of the FOPH. Please note the protection concept.

It is possible to participate in the offer with a bicycle without assistance. Please inform us accordingly.

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A TRAVERS DU JURA

3 days
2 possible dates
from 995.- CHF
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Buchungspaket
03.09. - 05.09.2022
3 days
Status:
available
Guide:
Katrin Lüthi
995.- CHF
07.10. - 09.10.2022
3 days
Status:
available
Guide:
Katrin Lüthi
995.- CHF

Day 1 Welcome to the Jura & Three Lakes region. The tour starts exactly on the Röschtigraben, the German-French language border, and leads first with the funiculaire to Magglingen. Passing the sports facilities of the national sports center of Switzerland and the "end of the world" you roll to Nods and, in some hairpin bends up to the highest peak of the Bernese Jura, the Chasseral 1606 m. Hardly any other place offers a more beautiful view of the Alps: from far in the east to the Jungfrau region and Mont Blanc you marvel at the panorama high above Lake Biel. Then the route leads along magnificent e-bike roads towards La Chaux-de-Fonds. The town with its chessboard-like layout is not only the capital of Swiss watches, but also the birthplace of Louis Chevrolet and Le Corbusier. (E-bike time: 4 h, distance: 47 km, ascent/descent: 1350/1220 meters)

Day 2 Spending a day in La Chaux-de-Fonds and the region is 100% worth it. Get to know the charm of the city, visit the Chevrolet monument and learn more about the history of watches on a tour of the International Watch Museum. Then, a trip to Brenets will take you to the lake of the same name. Enjoy a boat ride through the canyon-like landscape before you reach the impressive Saut du Doubs. Here the water falls thunderously over a 30 meter high rock step. An impressive view! (E-bike time: 3 h, distance: 34 km, ascent/descent: 880/870 meters)

Day 3 Now you leave the watch metropolis La Chaux-de-Fonds and ride on the Jura Bike Route through the wide and impressive landscape of the Vallée des Ponts towards the west. An exciting natural phenomenon and mystery at the same time you discover on the way, where the meandering river "le Grand Bied" suddenly disappears. The solution will follow! A racy ride downhill leads to the Val de Travers, where you will learn more about the history and secrets of the "Green Fairy" during an aperitif. Then the bubbling spring in Noiraigue solves the above riddle before you enjoy an impressive drive through the Areuse Gorge to finish. (E-bike time: approx. 4 h, distance: 55 km, ascent/descent: 800/1310 meters)

Included
  • Guiding and support by guide
  • Accommodation with half board: 2x hotel (basis double room)
  • Visit of the international watch museum
  • Absinthe apéritif in Val de Travers
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel worth CHF 90.-
  • Offsetting of CO2 emissions on the tour worth CHF 9.- per person, according to event calculator from myclimate
Exclusive
  • Arrival
  • Transportation (Funiculaire) CHF 10.- based on half-fare card
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Bike rental and helmet if you do not ride your own e-bike
  • Service fee legal travel guarantee (0.25% on offer price)

Additional services:

  • Single room supplement CHF 70.-
  • E-Bike rental incl. helmet for 3 days CHF 200.-

Rental equipment

The rental equipment will be handed over at the meeting point:

  • E-Bike
  • Bike helmet
Technical equipment
  • Backpack approx. 20 l with rain cover
  • Bike helmet
Clothing
  • 1x hardshell jacket (wind- and waterproof)
  • 1x soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • 1x biking pants
  • Light waterproof rain pants (e.g. Gore-Tex)
  • T-shirt or shirt
  • Bike underwear
  • Cap/headband and hat
  • Bike gloves
  • Functional socks and spare socks
  • Sport/trekking boots
Overnight
  • Clothing and shoes for the evening (accommodation & village life)
  • Personal toiletries, earplugs if necessary
Food
  • Breakfast and dinner at the hotel
  • Tea and lunch must be brought by yourself or can be bought in the hotel/village
  • Snacks (e.g. bars, dried fruits, dried meat)
Various
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun and lip cream (SPF 30 or more)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)
  • Half fare Travelcard (if available)
  • Drinking bottle
  • Small pharmacy for personal needs
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