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For Women: La Trans Jurassienne: Biel-Bienne - La Chaux-de-Fonds - Geneva

Discover the Jura and the tradition of the Swiss watches on an e-bike | 6 days

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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.

This offer is exclusively for women, led by a female hiking guide. The trekking is part of the 100% Women campaign of Switzerland Tourism.

  • Start trekking exactly on the "Röschtigraben" in Biel Bienne, the German-French language border in the middle of the Three Lakes Region.
  • Discover the vast and lonely Jura landscape, the Chasseral with its imposing view of the Alps, the mighty Creux du Van rock arena or the fall of the river Doubs combined with a boat trip on the idyllic Lac des Brenets.
  • Visit La Chaux-de-Fonds, the watch metropolis and UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn more about the history of time and the special architecture of the Corbusier city.
  • Indulge in a culinary treat with a sip of white wine from the vineyards at the southern foothills of the Jura, Tête de Moine or Vacherin cheese and a hearty Saucisse d'Ajoie.

Technique
easy

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

Condition
moderate

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

6-10 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

(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.

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La Trans Jurasienne

6 days
2 possible dates
from 1999.- CHF
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Buchungspaket
09.07. - 14.07.2022
6 days
Status:
available
Guide:
Katrin Lüthi
1999.- CHF
21.08. - 26.08.2022
6 days
Status:
available
Guide:
Katrin Lüthi
1999.- CHF

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 La Chaux-de-Fonds is a good reason to spend a day. Take a tour of the town, visit the Museum of Swiss Watches and ride to Brenets to the lake of the same name and the Saut du Doubs, an impressive waterfall. (E-bike time: 3-4 h, distance: 34 km, ascent/descent: 880/870 metres).

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 Marchairuz close 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: 4 h, distance: 53 km, ascent/descent: 660/11290 meters)

Included
  • Guiding and support by guide
  • Overnight stay with breakfast: 5x hotel (basis double room)
  • 1x half board (farewell dinner)
  • Welcome aperitif on day 1
  • Quality E-Bike (hardtail) and helmet
  • Offsetting of CO2 emissions on the tour (CHF 20.- per person, according to event calculator from myclimate)
Exclusive
  • Arrival
  • Transportation (taxi/bus/cable car) approx. CHF 20.-
  • 4x dinner
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Service fee legal travel guarantee (0.25% on offer price)

Additional services:

  • Single room supplement CHF 199.-
  • 4x half board (dinner) CHF 179.-
  • Daily luggage transfer from hotel to hotel CHF 199.-
  • Full suspension E-Bike CHF 139.-
Rental equipment

The rental equipment will be handed over on the tour:

  • 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
  • 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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