JURA

No guided tour

scheduled for 2018


Independent Tour : 2990 CHF

(10-nights)

Shorter tours possible.

Dates: March through September

BOOK TOUR

If you’re a strong and experienced road cyclist who enjoys climbing, this is your tour.

Cyclists will ride an average 85 km a day with around 900 meters of daily climbing.

Expect to spend 6 to 7 hours in the saddle each day.
Standard: Tour des Alpes Road, Tour des Alpes Hybrid, Tandem
Upgrade: Trek Emonda SL, 400 chf
Upgrade: Trek Silque SL Lady, 400 chf
Upgrade: Trek Domane SL7 (Di2), 600 chf
  • Experienced local guides
  • Premium lodging (3 and 4 star hotels)
  • A 2017 touring bicycle with bags, bottles, lock, tools, etc.
  • Personal bike fitting at shop
  • Support van for luggage or weary cyclists
  • Catered lunches and restaurant dinners included (except one lunch and one dinner )
  • Cocktail nights
  • GPS navigation on all bikes & our own maps.
  • Special events (wine tasting, farm breakfasts, bonfire night, etc.)
  • Return train travel back to Geneva with stop-over in Berne
  • Orientation and bicycle fitting at shop
  • Fully equipped new 2017 touring bicycles
  • All accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Return train to Geneva
  • Return of bicycle to Geneva
  • GPS navigation, maps
  • Luggage transfers
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Jura Route Day 2: Geneva -> Lac de Joux

The adventure begins !

We’ll be following the shore of Lake Geneva for 20 kilometers before heading north on Swiss National Route 7. From here there is a steep ascent to the Col de Marchairuz . Once up, we’ll be riding through flat and austere highland pastures.

You’re now in the Canton of Vaud’s regional “Jurassic Park! You’ll see few people, but lots of dense fir forests, ancient stone fencing and perhaps a few dwellings with signs reading “mountain cheese for sale”.

We’ll then drop down a few hundred meters to Le Brassus. Now we are in the famous watch-making region of the “Vallée de Joux” . There are around 6,000 people living in this valley and 85% make their living directly from the craft.

But our overnight is a few more kilometers down the road on the pristine Lac de Joux . This is the largest lake in the Swiss Jura and the clear water that you see is all supplied by streams running beneath the pastures.

Supper with views of the lake ! It’s a bit chilly up here, so the local Vacherin Mont d’Or cheese melted over jacket potatoes with white wine will be fine !

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