Spectacular rugged skylines and gentle slopes down to the lakeside: the Jura & Three-Lakes region is full of contrasting landscapes, ideal for a gentle Sunday stroll or an exerting hike over several days.
The comprises 16 stages through Switzerland, half of which are in the Jura & Three-Lakes region. The route passes through forests and pastures, leading to the Weissenstein and Chasseral, iconic summits of the Jura. It continues past the Creux du Van before rejoining the heights of northern Vaud. All along the trail hikers can stop in the mountain farm inns for which the Jura is famous to enjoy some refreshments or stay the night.
The Jura landscape is also marked by , formed with the patience of time. At the heart of summer hikers can enjoy the cool fresh air along the well signposted trails.
The lakesides are also great places for a trip out; for example you can wander through the on the southern side of Lake Neuchâtel along its network of boardwalks. This protected area is the largest lake reserve in Switzerland and a small paradise for nature lovers, as it is a great place for observing fauna.
National route n°5
Discover the preserved splendour of the Jura along the mountain peak trail: 320km of marked paths, breath-taking views and wild nature. An unforgettable adventure for nature lovers!
Walking With Kids
Can’t get the kids motivated to go walking? Why not try a trail with activities along the way? Wooden statues, games or a quiz: come and discover our suggestions for walks specially designed with the family in mind.
Looking for something off the beaten track? Then look no further! This offer mixes hiking with regional culinary delights, taking you along the Montoz summit and into its métairies (mountain farm inns), across the region’s flowering meadows and wooded pastures.