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La Route Verte - 7th stage

Bicycle tourE-bike itinerary
Time required: 5 hoursLength: 68.00 km


All season


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

Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois - Explore six Regional Nature Parks along La Route Verte wich takes you from Schaffhausen to Geneva to discover the living landscapes of the Jura Arc. Stage 7 cross the Jura vaudois Park from Le Sentier to Geneva.

Your journey along the Route Verte finishes on a high note with this seventh stage taking you from Le Sentier to Geneva. In the Jura vaudois Nature Park, start your day by climbing up to the Marchairuz pass. Before the climb, take time to stop and admire the Risoud forest that spreads over the northwest slope of the Joux Valley. Just before the mountain pass, turn into the Combe des Amburnex and discover an open and enchanting landscape. The downhill ride to the Lake Leman plain is just pure pleasure and takes you all the way to Geneva, arrival point of the Route Verte.

Living landscape: alpine cheese. In 2020, cheese-making in the high mountain pastures has been included in the inventory of intangible heritage and living traditions of the canton of Vaud. You can discover it and taste some local specialities in the Chalet du Pré-de-Bière, where family Germain lives in the summer.



68.00 km
Time required
5 hours
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Vallée de Joux Tourisme, Le Sentier
Tél. +41 (0)21 845 17 77
Gare Le Sentier, Travys SA
Tél. +41 (0)21 845 55 15


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Starting point
Le Sentier (Altitude: 1011 m)
Arrival by public transport
Le Sentier, temple Timetable SBB
Arrival by public transport
Genève Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • 50+

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Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Hotel restaurant du Marchairuz

The family hotel on the Col du Marchairuz lies at an altitude of 1449 metres. Unique and quiet location. Good starting point for hikes.

Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Hôtel de Ville Le Sentier

Hotel-Restaurant in the heart of Le Sentier.
Hotel comfortable, intimate and inviting.
Restaurant Chic bistro or formal dining.

Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Cafe-Restaurant des 3 Suisses

This is a family restaurant that was founded over 60 years ago. The café-restaurant of the 3 Suisses was completely renovated in 2011, retaining the village bistro Soul and the culinary classics.

Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Agricultural Museum

North of Nyon, next to the river called Asse, there is a museum that stands as a witness to agricultural mechanisation. The exhibition is located in a beautiful old mill called " Moulin de Chiblins ".

Museum / Exhibition
Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Bois Chênes conservation area

The oak forest near to Genolier is a diverse habitat for plants and animals. Over a third of the forest area of 140 hectares is today under conservation protection, and here research is also carried out.

Natural monument
Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Chalet d'alpage Pré-aux-Veaux

Lovers of agriculture and good food, Alain and Christian Duclos welcome you to their high-pasture chalet at Pré aux Veaux. Come and taste home-made specialities using local produce and meat from the farm.

Farm restaurant
Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Chambre d'hôtes "Aubert-Logis"

If you are looking for a hostel in the Vallée de Joux - quiet, easily accessible, close to tourist and cultural attractions - you have found one. We look forward to welcoming you.

Bed and Breakfast
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.

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