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Au sommet du Jura suisse

Hiking trail
Time required: 4 - 6hLength: 16.00 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 - The trail starting from the Joux valley at the foot of the Jura, leads through the regional Jura Vaudois Nature Park to the highest summit of the Swiss Jura, Mont Tendre (1,679m), with a magnificent view of the Alps and the Lake of Geneva.

The start of the hike is the Sentier railway station at a height of 1,000 m. The trail then goes through the Joux valley, over the river Orbe and past moor lands. During the ascent in the middle of woodland meadows typical of the region, the hiker gets a wonderful view of the lake of Joux and the Dent de Vaulion. The gentle slope finally leads to the highest summit in the Swiss Jura, Mont Tendre.

Having arrived at the summit, the hiker has now walked about half the distance and now enjoys the wonderful view of the foot of the Jura, the lake of Geneva, the Alps and the whole of the Forêt du Risoux, the enormous forest which covers most of the Joux valley

After a well-deserved break, the hiker follows the path down through the woods and woodland meadows to the railway station at Montricher.



16.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
740 m
Altitude difference descent
1000 m
Time required
4 - 6h
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map



From Le Sentier follow the signposts to Mont Tendre. From Mont Tendre follow the signposts to Montricher


Starting point
Le Sentier (Altitude: 1011 m)
Arrival by public transport
Sentier-Orient Timetable SBB
Montricher (Altitude: 750 m)
Arrival by public transport
Montricher, village Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

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