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La Grande Traversée Hiking

Hiking trail
Time required: 18 hoursLength: 46.00 km


All season


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

Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois - Enjoy fabulous views, typical forests and wooded pastures along the Jura Crest trail. After the climb to the Mont Tendre (1679 m), the route leads down the Pied du Jura foothills through typical villages.

Along the Jura crests you will enjoy fabulous outlooks and pass through typical forests and wooded pastures. After the climb to the Mont Tendre (1679 m), the highest Jura peak in Switzerland, the itinerary leads down to the foot of the Jura through authentic villages. 3-day hike.



46.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
1200 m
Altitude difference descent
1550 m
Time required
18 hours
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Via Nyon and then to St-Cergue by NStCM train / Via Croy-Romaimôtier by train


From St-Cergue to Buvette Mont Tendre follow the Suisse Mobile signs nr. 5. After that, follow the yellow hiking signs towards Montricher, l’Isle, Mont-la-Ville and Romainmôtier.

Possibilities for catering

Buvette Perroude de Marchissy / Hotel-Restaurant Marchairuz / Buvette Mont-Tendre / Auberge aux 2 Sapins Montricher


Starting point
St-Cergue (Altitude: 1046 m)
Arrival by public transport
St-Cergue Timetable SBB
Romainmôtier (Altitude: 670 m)
Arrival by public transport
Croy-Romainmôtier Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Groups

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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.

Historical placeChurch
Parc naturel régional 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 placeCastle
Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois

Venoge springs

You can access the springs of the Venoge river from the village of l'Isle. The first is "Le Chauderon" and the second "Le Puits". Also interesting is the antique dam.

Natural monumentWaters