5 Jura Crest Trail
5 Jura Crest Trail
5 Jura Crest Trail
5 Jura Crest Trail
5 Jura Crest Trail
5 Jura Crest Trail

Hiking

Jura Crest Trail

Jura Crest Trail

Dielsdorf–Nyon

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Jura Crest Trail

Jura Crest Trail

The Jura Crest Trail links Zurich and Genève in a sweeping arc. Running through two language regions, the long trail has extensive views and offers discovery of a varied landscape. A respite from everyday hustle and bustle and mass tourism.
The Jura Crest Trail is considered the classic among national long-distance trails. Signalization of the route, starting at Zurich and ending just before Genève, began as early as 1905. It links two major Swiss towns and as the name suggests, leads over the Swiss Jura heights. This makes a sweeping arc towards the northwest, so those hiking this trail go a little round the bend – and over the language boundary!

The route has a particular appeal as it’s always easy to keep track of. Then there are the far-ranging views of the Alps, Black Forest and the Vosges. And en route: craggy cliffs and deep ravines, springs and lakes with no visible outlets, tranquil forests and extensive meadows, encounters with wild life or flora. But apart from similarities, regional differences are waiting to be discovered: different styles of houses and villages or cuisine with distinctive tastes. The many mountain restaurants and «Maiteries» are ideal for sampling local specialities.
The Jura Crest Trail links Zurich and Genève in a sweeping arc. Running through two language regions, the long trail has extensive views and offers discovery of a varied landscape. A respite from everyday hustle and bustle and mass tourism.
The Jura Crest Trail is considered the classic among national long-distance trails. Signalization of the route, starting at Zurich and ending just before Genève, began as early as 1905. It links two major Swiss towns and as the name suggests, leads over the Swiss Jura heights. This makes a sweeping arc towards the northwest, so those hiking this trail go a little round the bend – and over the language boundary!

The route has a particular appeal as it’s always easy to keep track of. Then there are the far-ranging views of the Alps, Black Forest and the Vosges. And en route: craggy cliffs and deep ravines, springs and lakes with no visible outlets, tranquil forests and extensive meadows, encounters with wild life or flora. But apart from similarities, regional differences are waiting to be discovered: different styles of houses and villages or cuisine with distinctive tastes. The many mountain restaurants and «Maiteries» are ideal for sampling local specialities.

Services

Accommodation

Atrium-Hotel Blume 'Unique'
Atrium-Hotel Blume 'Unique'
Baden
Jugendherberge Baden
Jugendherberge Baden
Baden
Hotel-Restaurant Linde
Hotel-Restaurant Linde
Baden
Casa Scaletto Gross + Partner
Casa Scaletto Gross + Partner
Turgi
BnB Im Schlössli
BnB Im Schlössli
Gebenstorf
Blue Wall BnB
Blue Wall BnB
Gebenstorf
Bar Restaurant Hotel Gotthard
Bar Restaurant Hotel Gotthard
Brugg AG
Hotel Rotes Haus Brugg AG
Hotel Rotes Haus Brugg AG
Brugg
Jugendherberge Brugg
Jugendherberge Brugg
Brugg AG
B&B Hochuli
B&B Hochuli
Küttigen
BnB Obere Mühle Oltingen
BnB Obere Mühle Oltingen
Oltingen
Gasthof Löwen
Gasthof Löwen
Wisen
Hupp Lodge
Hupp Lodge
Wisen
Neumatt Hof
Neumatt Hof
Hauenstein
Restaurant Chilchli
Restaurant Chilchli
Langenbruck
Hotel Erica
Hotel Erica
Langenbruck
Gasthof Hirschen
Gasthof Hirschen
Welschenrohr
Bauernhof Schafmatthof
Bauernhof Schafmatthof
Gänsbrunnen
Gasthof Hinter-Weissenstein
Gasthof Hinter-Weissenstein
Weissenstein
Hôtel Restaurant Harzer
Hôtel Restaurant Harzer
Court
Chambres d’Hôtes Sous les Roches
Chambres d’Hôtes Sous les Roches
Orvin
Métairie de Dombresson (Frienisberg)
Métairie de Dombresson (Frienisberg)
Chasseral
Bonne Auberge Les Bugnenets
Bonne Auberge Les Bugnenets
Le Pâquier NE
BnB Les Rasses
BnB Les Rasses
Les Rasses
Grand Hôtel des Rasses
Grand Hôtel des Rasses
Les Rasses
BnB Les Replans
BnB Les Replans
Ste-Croix
Calme et Vue
Calme et Vue
Ste-Croix
Hôtel de France
Hôtel de France
Ste-Croix
Chambres d’hôtes Grangette Bellevue
Chambres d’hôtes Grangette Bellevue
Sainte-Croix
Hôtel de la Concorde
Hôtel de la Concorde
Vallorbe
Chambre d’hôtes Au fil de l’Orbe
Chambre d’hôtes Au fil de l’Orbe
Vallorbe
Cabane de Rochefort
Cabane de Rochefort
Arzier
Rando Relais
Rando Relais
St-Cergue
Chambres d'hôtes Au Rayon de Soleil
Chambres d'hôtes Au Rayon de Soleil
St-Cergue
B&B Domaine de Bois-Bougy
B&B Domaine de Bois-Bougy
Nyon
Baumgartners B+B
Baumgartners B+B
Nyon
Hostellerie du XVIème Siècle
Hostellerie du XVIème Siècle
Nyon
Nyon Hostel
Nyon Hostel
Nyon
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Bookable offers

5 Jura Crest Trail: Solothurn - Couvet
5 Jura Crest Trail: Solothurn - Couvet
5 Jura Crest Trail: Regensberg - Solothurn
5 Jura Crest Trail: Regensberg - Solothurn
5 Jura Crest Trail: Couvet - Nyon
5 Jura Crest Trail: Couvet - Nyon
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Places

Dielsdorf
Dielsdorf
Baden
Baden
Brugg AG
Brugg AG
Staffelegg
Staffelegg
Hauenstein
Hauenstein
Balsthal
Balsthal
Welschenrohr
Welschenrohr
Weissenstein b. Solothurn
Weissenstein b. Solothurn
Frinvillier
Frinvillier
Chasseral
Chasseral
Chézard-St-Martin
Chézard-St-Martin
Vue des Alpes
Vue des Alpes
Noiraigue
Noiraigue
Sainte-Croix / Les Rasses
Sainte-Croix / Les Rasses
Vallorbe
Vallorbe
Le Pont
Le Pont
Col du Marchairuz
Col du Marchairuz
Saint-Cergue
Saint-Cergue
Nyon
Nyon
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Places of interest

Historic Museum Baden
Historic Museum Baden
Kloster Wettingen
Kloster Wettingen
Villa Langmatt
Villa Langmatt
Swiss Children's Museum
Swiss Children's Museum
The Wasserschloss
The Wasserschloss
Pump track Wasserschloss
Pump track Wasserschloss
Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
Vindonissa Legionnaires' Path
Königsfelden Friary
Königsfelden Friary
Vindonissa Museum
Vindonissa Museum
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
Brugg: Home to bridges for two millennia
Argovia Jurapark
Argovia Jurapark
Between the Aare and the Rhine
Between the Aare and the Rhine
Belchensüdstrasse (Ifenthal–Belchenflue)
Belchensüdstrasse (Ifenthal–Belchenflue)
Schöntal Abbey
Schöntal Abbey
Solarbob.ch
Solarbob.ch
Thal Nature Park
Thal Nature Park
Stigelos (Rüttenen–Weissenstein)
Stigelos (Rüttenen–Weissenstein)
The Anabaptists' Bridge
The Anabaptists' Bridge
The summet of the park Chasseral
The summet of the park Chasseral
Montagne de Cérnier/Montagne de Chézard
Montagne de Cérnier/Montagne de Chézard
CIMA Museum
CIMA Museum
Roman road track to transport salt
Roman road track to transport salt
Pré-Giroud artillery fort
Pré-Giroud artillery fort
Vallorbe caverns
Vallorbe caverns
Jura Parc
Jura Parc
Dent de Vaulion summit
Dent de Vaulion summit
Vacherin Mont-d'Or museum
Vacherin Mont-d'Or museum
Over the Col du Marchairuz
Over the Col du Marchairuz
Glacière de Saint George
Glacière de Saint George
Fromagerie des Fruitières de Nyon
Fromagerie des Fruitières de Nyon
La vetta della Dôle
La vetta della Dôle
Musée du Léman
Musée du Léman
Château de Nyon
Château de Nyon
Swiss National Museum Prangins
Swiss National Museum Prangins
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Swimming

Sport facility Erlen Dielsdorf
Sport facility Erlen Dielsdorf
Outdoor swimming pool Heumatten Windisch
Outdoor swimming pool Heumatten Windisch
Outdoor pool Colovray in Nyon
Outdoor pool Colovray in Nyon
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization