La Trans Jurassienne

Saint-Ursanne – La Chaux-de-Fonds – Neuchâtel | 3 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”.

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


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


6-12 guests per guide

Meeting place

10:15 PM Saint-Ursanne train station (train arrival 10:07 PM Saint-Ursanne train station)


approx. 4 PM Neuchâtel train station


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


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

3 days
1 possible date
from 1095.- CHF
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06.10. - 08.10.2023
3 days
minimum number of participants reached
Katrin Lüthi
1095.- CHF

Day 1 Welcome to Sainte-Ursanne. The medieval town on the Doubs is a dreamy spot in its own way. From here you follow the Jura Route No. 7 into the Franches Montagnes. The Franches Montagnes are a high plateau at an altitude of 1000 m, characterized 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 Etang de la Gruère, a 12'000 year old peat bog. Later in the afternoon, you reach La Chaux-de-Fonds. The city with its checkerboard 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: 47 km, ascent/descent: 1270/720 meters).

Day 2 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 3 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).

  • Guiding and support by guide
  • Overnight stay with half board: 2x hotel (basis double room)
  • Welcome aperitif on day 1
  • Guided tour of the International Watch Museum
  • Absinthe tasting
  • Daily luggage transfer from hotel to hotel at a value of CHF 90.-
  • Offsetting of CO2 emissions on the tour CHF 9.- per person (according to myclimate CO2 calculator)
  • Service fee legal travel guarantee (0.25% on offer price)


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

Additional services:

  • Single room supplement CHF 125.-
  • E-bike and helmet on request
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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Water bottle
  • Small pharmacy for personal needs
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