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La Trans Jurassienne

Saint-Ursanne – La Chaux-de-Fonds – Neuchâtel | 3.5 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.

On this comfort trekking you bike with a light daypack. Your luggage will be transported from hotel to hotel.

The highlights

  • Discover the five natural highlights of the Jura mountains: the Doubs River, the Creux du Van, the Etang de la Gruère, 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! Light tours with some effort and a sweat on the brow from time to time. Do regular sport in preparation.

Cycling times without rests up to 4 hrs, up to approx. 50 km

Group

6-12 guests per guide

Meeting place

17:00 PM Saint-Ursanne train station (train arrival 16:37 PM Saint-Ursanne train station)

Departure

approx. 4 PM Neuchâtel 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.

This offer has been developed in cooperation with the Jura Trois Lacs region.

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La Trans Jurassienne - 100% Women

3,5 days
3 possible dates
from 1175.- CHF
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06.07. - 09.07.2023
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24.08. - 27.08.2023
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05.10. - 08.10.2023
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1175.- CHF
Buchungspaket
24.08. - 27.08.2023
3,5 days
Status:
available
1175.- CHF
05.10. - 08.10.2023
3,5 days
Status:
available
1175.- CHF

Day 1 Welcome in the Jura. Nestled in the idyllic river landscape of the Doubs, the medieval town of Saint-Ursanne holds many treasures. Discover them on a short city tour! Then enjoy a fine dinner and fall asleep with much excitement in the days to come.

Day 2 Today it is time to saddle the bike. After a few training turns you will feel comfortable and start the todays ride. On the nr. 7 Jura Route you leave Staint-Ursanne and the Doubs River and cycle gently into the Franches Montagnes, a high plateau of 1000 m of altitude, characterised by open pastures and pine forests and the typical and only Swiss horse race Franches-Montagnes horses. But you keep sitting in the bike saddle and discover the Etang de la Gruère, a 12’000-year-old peat bog. In the later afternoon you will reach 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 without rests: 4-5 h, distance: 55 km, ascent/descent: 1270/720 meters).

Day 3 Get to know the charm of the town, visit the Chevrolet monument and learn more about the history of Swiss watches on a tour of the International Watch Museum before you pedal through the wide and impressive landscape of the Vallée des Ponts. You discover an exciting natural phenomenon and mystery at the same time on the way, when 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. (E-bike time without rests: approx. 4 h, distance: 55 km, ascent/descent: 800/1310 meters).

Day 4 Across the open Jura pastures, a small road leads up to one of the most impressive natural phenomena in Switzerland, the Creux du Van. The enormous rock basin was formed during the last cold period. Enjoy the view and with a bit of luck you will discover chamois or ibex in the steep rocky flanks. Racy you ride back into the Val de Travers, where the bubbling spring of Noiraigue solves the mystery of the previous day. Then follows the impressive ride through the Areuse Gorge before the valley opens up and you reach Neuchâtel through vineyards and along the shore of the lake. (E-bike time without rests: 4 h, distance: 53 km, ascent/descent: 960/1230 meters).

Included
  • Guiding and support by guide
  • Overnight stay with half board: 3x hotel (basis double room)
  • Welcome aperitif on day 1
  • Daily luggage transfer from hotel to hotel at a value of CHF 130.-
  • Offsetting of CO2 emissions on the tour CHF 12.- (according to myclimate CO2 calculator)
  • Service fee legal travel guarantee (0.25% on offer price)
Exclusive

Exclusive

  • Arrival
  • Eventual transportation (taxi/bus/train)
  • Snacks and drinks

Additional services:

  • Single room supplement CHF 190.-
  • E-Bike and helmet CHF 265.-
Rental equipment

The rental equipment will be handed over as per agreement (depending on order):

  • E-Bike
  • Bike helmet
Technical equipment
  • Backpack approx. 20 l with rain cover
  • E-Bike
  • 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 (waterproof)
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)
  • Water bottle
  • Small pharmacy for personal needs
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