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Bike Tour Parc Jura vaudois

Bicycle tourE-bike itinerary
Time required: 5 hoursLength: 125.00 km

Season

All season

Contact

Parc naturel régional Jura Vaudois
Rte du Marchairuz 2
1188 Saint-George
Tel. +41 22 366 51 70

www.parcjuravaudois.ch

Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois - By combining SwitzerlandMobility's Foot of the Jura Route 50 and Jura Route 7, you can complete a trip through the Jura vaudois Park in two or three days.

STEP 1 : LE SENTIER - ST-CERGUE
Through wooded and alpine pastures of the Jura Vaudois, this first leg of the route enables you to discover one of the Parc Jura Vaudois’ secret and fragile gems : Combe des Amburnex. With its dry stone walls and
marshes rich in rare and protected species such as the bright yellow flower, Saxifraga hirculus, it is a true wonder to behold !

STEP 2 : ST-CERGUE - ROMAINMOTIER
While riding through the villages at the foot of the Jura, you will encounter breathtaking views of the Alps and Lake Geneva. Many significant places are found along this route ; the highlights being the historical and famous Cluniac sites.

STEP 3 : ROMAINMOTIER - LE SENTIER
This last leg of the route offers fabulous panoramic views over the nearby lakes. Seen from the village of Premier the views of Lake Geneva and Lake Neuchâtel as well as the stunning drop down to the Lake of Joux from the village of Petra Félix, will provide manifold rewards for all your efforts !

Route-information

Route-information

Length
125.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
2100 m
Altitude difference descent
2100 m
Time required
5 hours
Level technique
Middle
Level condition
Middle
Height profile view map

Details

Equipment rent

WHERE TO RENT E-BIKES ?
Saint-Cergue Tourisme
Tél. +41 (0)22 360 13 14
www.st-cergue-tourisme.ch
Vallée de Joux Tourisme, Le Sentier
Tél. +41 (0)21 845 17 77
www.myvalleedejoux.ch
Gare Le Sentier, Travys SA
Tél. +41 (0)21 845 55 15
www.travys.ch
Nordic-Sport
Boutique de vente et location
Col du Mollendruz
www.nordicsport.ch

Safety advices

Wearing a helmet is highly recommended and in some cases required.
Bring a cycling / hiking map

Price information

Package 3 days / 2 night with luggage transport, from Nyon.
www.eurotrek.ch/en/activities/cycling-holidays/switzerland/cycling-round-trip-naturpark-jura-vaudois-3-2

Arrival

Starting point
Le Sentier (Altitude: 1013 m)
Arrival by public transport
Sentier-Orient Timetable SBB
Destination
Le Sentier (Altitude: 1013 m)
Arrival by public transport
Sentier-Orient Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • 50+

Discovering underway

Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Abbey church of Romainmôtier

The church at Romainmôtier is one of the oldest Romanesque churches in Switzerland, and dates back to the Cluniacs.

Church
Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Auberge aux 2 Sapins, Montricher

Idéalement située à Montricher, sous le Mont-Tendre, l’Auberge aux 2 Sapins est une étape de choix pour randonneurs et cyclistes. Ses trois petites salles en enfilade offrent confort et intimité, tandis que l’hôtel propose dix chambres confortables.

RestaurantHotelCafé
Parc Jura vaudois

The church at Mollens

The church of the Mitcha-Bou, as the inhabitants of Mollens are also called, joined the Federation of Cluniac Sites in the XII century. Mollens and its church belong to the inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.

Historical place
Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Nature reserve La Sagne

The peat bog named “Sagne” in Le Sentier is of national importance. Here you find typical plants of peat bogs, that prefer acid soils. The bog, where they used to cut peat until 1940, is a conservation area today.

Natural monumentNatural landscape / Habitat
Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Chalet d'alpage La Chaumette

Bassins, Beizli La Chaumette (only in summer)

Farm restaurant
Parc Jura vaudois

Château de l'Isle

Admire the Château de l'Isle from the 17th century, that is also called "the little Versailles of Vaud", with its ponds.

Historical place
Parc Jura vaudois

The Marchissy lime tree

The second largest lime trees in Switzerland is in Marchissy. Only the lime tree in Linn in Aargau is larger. The lime tree close to the village church was probably planted in the XIVth centu

Natural monument
Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Fromagerie Gourmande

Cheese dairy, interactive exhibition, restaurant, shops

Museum / Exhibition
Parc Jura vaudois

Jardin du Temps

Parc public, le Jardin du Temps, propose un parcours de plus de trois cent cinquante millions d’années à effectuer en quelques minutes… ou quelques heures avec en point d'orgue la rencontre du Mammouth de la Vallée de Joux !

Geology
Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Alpine Chalet Le Pré de Bière

The Germain family's Alpine chalet and show dairy is located not far from the Col de Marchairuz at an altitude of 1345 metres. In the chalet, recently converted into a show dairy, you can taste different regional products.

Shop for regional products
Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Chambre d'hôtes à la ferme à Marchissy

A Marchissy, la famille Bassin accueille chaleureusement les visiteurs d'ici et d'ailleurs dans une belle chambre d'hôtes sur sa ferme rénovée. La vue sur le lac Léman et les Alpes y est à couper le souffle, de La Côte jusqu’au jet d’eau de Genève.

Guest houseBed and BreakfastAgrotourismRoom / Holiday flat