La Trans Jurassienne: Basel - La Chaux-de-Fonds - Geneva

E-Bike Tour : Basel - La Chaux-de-Fonds - Geneva | 5 days

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From Zurich and Basel, along the border with France, the Jura extends in a crescent shape as far as Geneva. Over a length of 300 kilometres, the mountain range was formed at the end of the folding of the Alps. The region is characterised by its wide plateaus and deeply incised river valleys. The view of the Central Plateau, the Three Lakes region and Lake Geneva with the Alpine arc in the background is gigantic. The magnificent nature is complemented by a rich culture and tradition, such as the heritage of the watchmaking industry, which still characterises the region today.

This e-bike tour is a comfort bike trekking tour. Selected hotels ensure plenty of local enjoyment and relaxation. Luggage transport from hotel to hotel allows you to travel with a small day rucksack.

The highlights from Basel to Saint-Ursanne, La Chaux-de-Fonds to Geneva

  • From Basel on the High Rhine to the medieval town of Sainte-Ursanne on the Doubs
  • The Étang de la Gruère is a 12,000-year-old peat bog
  • La Chaux-de Fonds and the watchmaking industry are UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • The Creux du Van is a rock arena of enormous proportions
  • Through the Vallée de Joux and past La Dôle, the highest peak in the Jura, to Geneva

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


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 without rests up to 6 hrs, up to approx. 70 km.


6-10 guests per guide

Meeting place

10 AM Basel SBB train station (train arrival 9.53 AM Basel SBB train station)


approx. 4.45 PM Geneva train station


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


Private tours on your desired date we gladly will organize for you. Get in contact with us.

Learn more about the technical and physical requirements.

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La Trans Jurassienne

5 days
2 possible dates
from 1955.- CHF
show prices & dates
27.08. - 31.08.2024
5 days
1955.- CHF
25.09. - 29.09.2024
5 days
on request
Peter Gasser
1955.- CHF
27.08. - 31.08.2024
5 days
1955.- CHF

Day 1 Welcome to Basel. After the welcome, you cycle from the Rhine through the lovely Jura mountains over the Chall Pass to Kleinlützel. The route now follows the River Lützel, which marks the border between Switzerland and France, before a final descent to Sainte-Ursanne. Nestled in the idyllic river landscape of the Doubs, this medieval town harbours many treasures! Enjoy a fine dinner and fall asleep looking forward to the next few days. (E-bike time without rests: 4 h, distance: 56 km, ascent/descent: 1140/960 metres)

Day 2 On Jura route no. 7, you leave Staint-Ursanne and the Doubs and cycle into the Franches Montagnes. The Franches-Montagnes are a high plateau at an altitude of 1000 metres, characterised by open pastures and fir forests and the typical and only Swiss horse breed Franches-Montagnes. But you stay in your bike saddle and discover the Étang de la Gruère, a 12,000-year-old peat bog. Later in the afternoon, you 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 h, distance: 56 km, ascent/descent: 1200/650 metres)

Day 3 Get to know the charm of the city, visit the Chevrolet monument and learn more about the history of the Swiss watch industry on a tour of the International Watch Museum before cycling through the vast and impressive landscape of the Vallée des Ponts. This is followed by one of Switzerland's most impressive natural phenomena, the Creux du Van. A rock arena of enormous proportions with impressive views down into the valley. A rapid downhill ride takes you back to Val-de-Travers, where you can learn more about the history and secrets of the "Green Fairy" over an aperitif. (E-bike time without rests: 4 h, distance: 60 km, ascent/descent: 1150/1400 metres)

Day 4 You cycle leisurely to Fleurier, a small industrial town where there was already a bicycle factory around 1900. Apart from that, the watchmaking industry was also dominant here and the prestigious Chopard brand is still at home in Fleurier today. In Buttes, the road climbs and leads over the plateau of Auberson with a view of one of the highest Jura mountains, the Chasseron, 1608 metres. A short detour across the green border into France takes you to Vallorbe. Visit the impressive caves with their stalactites and stalagmites. (E-bike time without rests: 3 h, distance: 42.5 km, ascent/descent: 680/660 metres)

Day 5 On the final day, the first ascent leads up to Lac de Joux. You cycle through the wide Vallée de Joux along the lake, which incidentally has no outlet. Hidden away, the water flows underground through the karst crevices and bubbles back up to the surface through the Vallorbe caves. A final ascent follows up to the Col de Marchairuz not far from the highest peak in the Swiss Jura, La Dôle, 1677 metres. From here, you feel as if you could jump straight into Lake Geneva, which lies far below you. However, the long descent to the lake shore is just as refreshing. Park your bike in Nyon and reach international Geneva in the afternoon. (E-bike time without rests: 4 h, distance: 59 km, ascent/descent: 930/1280 metres)

  • Guiding and support by guide
  • Overnight stay with halfboard: 5x hotel (basis double room)
  • Welcome aperitif on day 1
  • Daily luggage transfer from hotel to hotel at a value of CHF 175
  • Offsetting of CO2 emissions on the tour CHF 15 per person (according to myclimate CO2 calculator)
  • Service fee legal travel guarantee (0.25% on offer price)
  • Arrival
  • Snacks and drinks

Additional services:

  • Single room supplement CHF 265
  • E-bike (trekking e-bike) and helmet CHF 345
  • Return journey Geneva - Basel (2nd class train, without bike) CHF 45 (SBB half fare basis)
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
  • 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
  • Clothing and shoes for the evening (accommodation & village life)
  • Personal toiletries, earplugs if necessary
  • 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)
  • 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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