Hiking

The hiking paradise

With the crags of the Jura mountain range or the gentle slopes leading down to the lakes, the Jura & Three-Lakes region has contrasting scenery suitable either for a Sunday stroll or a serious hike lasting several days.

Hiking along the Jura ridges in the Chasseral region
Hiking along the Jura ridges in the Chasseral region. © retoDuriet.com
Lower and more accessible, the Jura mountain range is sometimes called the “alternative to the Alps”. It certainly has a character all of its own and unlike any other. Its typical scenery is a treat for hikers and nature lovers. Its peaks, which stretch from Zurich to Basel along the frontier between France and Switzerland, provide exceptional views over the lakes, the Alps, the Swiss plateau to the south and the French plateau to the north.
 
The Chemin des Crêtes is made up of 15 stages across Switzerland. The route crosses forests and meadows and leads the walker to the iconic summits of the Weissenstein and the Chasseral before passing the foot of the Creux du Van and rejoining the slopes of the Nord Vaudois region. Along the way hikers can stop in the famous farm restaurants which are typical of the Jura region to eat, quench their thirst or even sleep.
 
Also well sign-posted, the many gorges which have been slowly excavated by time in the Jura mountain range will cool walkers during the heat of summer.
 
The lake shores are also popular places to visit. The Réserve de la Grande Cariçaie is located on the southern shore of Lake Neuchâtel and can be easily visited thanks to its network of boardwalks. This specially protected area is Switzerland’s largest lake-side reserve and a paradise for nature lovers and bird-watchers.
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Chemin du Jura

Passing through the farmland of the Ajoie, you arrive in Villars with its magnificent panoramic views...

From Lucelle the trail follows the border between France and Switzerland. At Roc au Corbeau you will...

From Glovelier the trail is heading up to the Combe Tabeillon nature preserve. You will pass several...

From St-Ursanne the trail leads along the Doubs to Tariche and takes the path commemorating the 40th...

From Delémont the path ascends slightly past Haute-Borne and reaches Les Ordons with its striking radio...

This selection of walks in the Jura is particularly suitable for families with young children.



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Moutier–Sornetan

Passing through the farmland of the Ajoie, you arrive in Villars with its magnificent panoramic views...

Delémont–Moutier

From Glovelier the trail is heading up to the Combe Tabeillon nature preserve. You will pass several...

To enjoy the fresh clean air as while strolling around Lake Neuchâtel.

Soubey–Saignelégier

This trail, accessible to all and particularly to families, connects Mont-Soleil to Mont-Crosin.

A hike through the mystical Taubenloch Gorge is a pleasure for the whole family.

After a challenging climb, your efforts will be rewarded with a magnificient view of Lake Biel, the Seeland and the Bernese Alps.

From St-Ursanne the trail leads along the Doubs to Tariche and takes the path commemorating the 40th...

An impressive hike to the top of Chasseral with steps to climb.

Follow the course of the Doubs and its contrasting landscapes.

In an almost Mediterranean atmosphere, the Witches' Trail follows an itinerary in the surroundings of the medieval city.

A trail, dinosaur tracks, here is a part of history that does not let you indifferent.

Wide or narrow, bubbling or calm: meet the Areuse.

From Delémont the path ascends slightly past Haute-Borne and reaches Les Ordons with its striking radio...

From Chasseral to Les Prés-d'Orvin, this family hike follows the gentle slope of the Chasseral ridge.

The northern shores of the Bielersee (Lake Biel) are cultivated to a high degree with vines. The hike...

From Lucelle the trail follows the border between France and Switzerland. At Roc au Corbeau you will...