Fun & Adventure

Familiy activities

In summer or in winter, on foot, by bike or in the water, indoors or outdoors, for young and old, for fun, for fear or for exercise, Jura & Trois-Lacs offers a host of activities for families.

Lac des Taillères
Lac des Taillères. © Fabien Nissels
Jura & Three-Lakes is a hiking and biking paradise with many well-marked routes that criss-cross the region and offer a wide range of excursions for the whole family.

The walks along the Jura mountain chain take you through fir trees and pastures or along rivers and gorges, and often offer magnificent views. Contemplating a gentian, building a tree house, watching chamois, then stopping for a picnic in a forest shelter. In the evening, everyone will fall asleep with a smile.
 
The shores of Lake Biel, Lake Neuchâtel and Lake Murten are accessible to everyone, pedestrians and cyclists. You can cycle around in several stages, but you may also decide to shorten the itinerary by taking the boat (free transport of bicycles on lakes Neuchâtel and Morat). These stages, as well as suggestions for family accommodation and activities, are presented below.
 
The weather doesn't allow for outdoor activities? No problem: discover former asphalt mines, learn to make your own Torino, become a glass blower or a butterfly specialist, or have a blast in a room full of trampolines!

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From 1 night in the cantons of Neuchâtel or Jura, public transport is free and many activities are offered free of charge or at reduced prices. Book your stay now! For more information: JURA-PASS and Neuchâtel Tourist Card

Family cycling

Family bike holidays

Jura & Three-Lakes invites its visitors, young and old, to discover a bilingual region perfectly adapted to cycling and rich in family-oriented offers.



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Family stays
Trip Idea, Courtedoux

Novel holidays throughout the Jura countryside

Discover the secrets of life on a farm at the Chalet des Plainoz.

From CHF 103.- Package, Biel/Bienne

A refreshing time out on Lake Biel. In addition to an overnight stay in Biel, enjoy a boat trip and a refreshing drink on St. Peter's Island.

Rustic overnight stay with your family in a real farmhouse on the Chasseral ridge.

Accommodations, L'Abbaye

The Tepee Village is situated in a small clearing above the village of L’Abbaye.

 
Top 10 family activities
Museum, Travers

A journey to the centre of the earth to see how the miners of yesteryear worked.

Museum, Courtelary

La Chocolaterie à croquer ! takes you on a journey of taste and discovery, a course of which you alone determine.

Guided city tour, Mont-Soleil

Discover renewable energies during a guided tour of the solar power plant and/or a wind turbine at Mont-Soleil.

Fun & Adventure, Biel/Bienne

On the shores of Lake Biel/Bienne, follow the clues to find the lost key – on foot, by boat, train or Vinifuni.

Zoo, La Chaux-de-Fonds

A beautiful zoological park in Chaux-de-fonds. Ideal for family outings! Free access.

Zoo, Kerzers

Under several domes, the Papiliorama takes you into a tropical climate where all kinds of animals, plants, insects and, of course, butterflies, live together.

Fun & Adventure, Réclère

Huge dinosaurs in the forest, just above the famous caves.

Zoo, Crémines

The Swiss animal rescue park.

Museum, Neuchâtel

The mammals and birds of Switzerland in their habitat and original temporary exhibits.

Family walks along the Jura chain

Discover the world of sports on a walk.

Walks on the outskirts of La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Educational trail retracing the history of peat farming.

A 4-kilometer loop retracing the history of ice-making on Brenet lake.

A beautiful mineral and aquatic area to explore on foot or by boat.

The hike from Magglingen over the Twannberg ascent and down to Twann is a popular classic. Spectacular...

Loop circuit hike of 8.2km departing from Les Rasses.

Between Gänsbrunnen and the farm-restaurant "Métairie de Montpelon", the Dwarves' Way is dotted with panels which will make you discover nature in a fun way.

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

Trail down the side of the Chaumont, marked with wood sculptures.