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 10: Malbuisson -> Les Molunes

This is the day that we’ve been preparing for: 100 km with 1,400 meters of climbing ! You’ll ride hard and see a lot today!

There will be fog on the lake this morning and you may need a jacket, but our slow and steady gain in altitude means that you’ll be plenty warm by 10 am!

We start at 800 meters today, but finish at 1,300. However, our total elevation gain is 1,400 meters. That means lots of up and down valleys, so make sure that you’re clicked into your pedals and carrying some snacks !

The French Jura mountains are in the region of Franche-Comté, France’s cheese-making heartland and thus the world ! There are over 50 protected regional cheeses in France (AOC) and six of thesm are made in these hills. You’ll see cheese on every menu, at every market and at small cheese shops along our paths. We’ll stop and sample them all today, and if there is room: the yoghurt, crème brulée & ice cream. Dairy is king in Franche Comté.

At kilometer 45, we’ll have a long descent into the twin factory towns of Morez and Morbier. These dark industrial hubs are in deep, shadowy valleys and you’ll be happy to escape them…even if it means 15 kilometers of uphill ! No worries…the climbing today averages 5% and never goes over 7%.

Once out of Morbier, you’re back in the arms of mother nature…cycling through high moonscape pasturelands

These long, twisting roads will eventually take us to a large isolated auberge in the middle of a region well-known for its scenery, micro-brews and local cuisine.

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