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La Trans Jurasienne: Biel-Bienne - La Chaux-de-Fonds - Geneva

Lonely roads, impressive landscapes, rich heritage | 6 days (E-Bike)

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Reaching form Zurich to Geneva the Jura mountains are the little sisters of the Alps. The sparsely populated area with its great nature and a very rich heritage as the origin of the Swiss Watches is an eldorado for cycling. Either paved or gravel roads with only little to no traffic lead over the Jura heights and valleys and offer a spectacular view towards the snow mountains but as well a rich insight into the tradition and culture of this French part of Switzerland.

From Biel-Bienne and the vineyards on the lake to the viewpoint on the Chasseral to the capital of watches and UN world heritage area of La Chaux-de-Fonds. Then further to the stunning arena of Creux du Van, a side trip to France and the idyllic Lac de Joux. And then over the last pass followed by a long descent to international Geneva.

Technique
easy

Trails without particular difficulties, flowing forest and meadow trails, grippy natural surfaces or consolidated gravel/tarred, gradient: little steep (S0), riding technique: no special e-bike experience.

Condition
medium

E-Cycling time from 4 to 6 hours, 45-70 km, up to approx.1800 vertical meters

Group

5-10 guests per guide

Meeting place

4.30 p.m. Biel-Bienne train station (train arrival 4.30 p.m. Biel-Bienne train station)

Departure

approx. 4 p.m. Geneva train station

Accommodation

2-3 star hotels

Note

The offer takes into account the current Covid-19 regulations of the FOPH.

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La Trans Jurasienne

6 days
1 possible date
from 1999.- CHF
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Day 1 Arrival and welcoming. You start in Biel next to the beautiful lake of Biel where some of the best grapes of Switzerland grow. Taste a glass of that fruitful white wine on the evening before you start! E-Bike handover and setting.

Day 2 Cycle up the mount Chasseral. Not many places in Switzerland offer a better view on the Alps: from far in the East to the Jungfrau area and the Mont Blanc you can enjoy the vast panorama. Then you reach La Chaux-de-Fonds. It’s not only the Swiss Watch town where brands as Tissot, Cartier, Omega and many more origin from and still produce. It is the birth town of Louis Chevrolet and Le Corbusier too and it is rewarded as a UN word heritage area. (E-bike time: 4-5 h, distance: 47 km, ascent/descent: 1350/1220 meters)

Day 3 A good reason to stay a day, enjoy an excursion through the town, to the museum of the watches and a wonderful ride to the Doubs River just next to the place. (E-bike time: 3-4 h, distance: 34 km, ascent/descent: 880/870 meters)

Day 4 Then you continue the route towards the impressive Creux du Van, a massive alcove deeply incised into the Jurassic folds. Only a short ride leads you to Fleurier, a town that borders with France. (E-bike time: 3-4 h, distance: 53 km, ascent/descent: 1000/1240 meters)

Day 5 You cross the border to France and enjoy a croissant “en route” from a traditional bakery. It couldn’t taste any better than here! In the evening back in Switzerland you reach the Lac de Joux a lake with only a river flowing into but not outside… Anyway, a bath recovers from pedaling and then enjoy the evening in a hotel next to the water. (E-bike time: 3-4 h, distance: 45 km, ascent/descent: 970/710 meters)

Day 6 On your last day you do your final climb to the Col de la Givrine just next to the highest peak of the Swiss Jura – la Dôle, 1677 m. From here you feel as you could plunge into the Lake Geneva far below. Enjoy the ride down to the shore and reach Geneva in the evening. (E-bike time: 5-6 h, distance: 74 km, ascent/descent: 480/1120 meters)

Included
  • Guiding and support by guide
  • Overnight stay with breakfast: 5x hotel (basis double room)
  • Quality E-Bike (hardtail) and helmet
  • Welcome aperitif on day 1
Exclusive
  • Arrival
  • eventl. transportation
  • 5x dinner
  • Snacks and drinks

Additional services:

  • Single room supplement CHF 200.-
  • 5x half board (dinner) CHF 200.-
  • Daily luggage transfer from hotel to hotel CHF 210.-
  • Full suspension E-Bike CHF 125.-
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
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 cottage
  • Clothing and shoes for the evening (accommodation & village life)
  • Personal toiletries, earplugs if necessary
  • Protective mask
  • Disinfectant
  • Towel
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)
  • Thermos bottle made of unbreakable material
  • Small pharmacy for personal needs
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