80 ViaJura
80 ViaJura
80 ViaJura
80 ViaJura

Hiking

ViaJura

ViaJura

Basel–Biel

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ViaJura

ViaJura

The ViaJura leads through the Birs and Schüss valleys from Basel via Delsberg to Biel. It runs over historically valuable sections, including the legend-steeped Glögglifelspass, the exposed Mont Raimeux and the Pierre Pertuis Roman rock arch.
The ViaJura leads through the valleys of the Birs and the Schüss from Basel via Delsberg to Biel. The route is marked by wide basin landscapes, narrow, rocky ravines and scenic views from the Jura heights. At numerous points it runs over historically valuable sections; highlights are the Glögglifelspass at the entrance to the Laufental valley, the spectacular pass over Mont Raimeux and the famous Roman arch of Pierre Pertuis.

The route lets you follow all eras from Roman times to the present day. From medieval times it provided the main artery for the Prince-Bishopric of Basel. Later on it took numerous travellers through the splendours of the Jura mountains. Today it lets us discover the cultural wealth and scenic beauty of the region.

The Pierre Pertuis rock arch with its ancient inscription, evidence of the renovation of the Roman Jura transversal route around 200 AD. Its history is more tangible here than in almost any other place. As a mark of Roman times, the arch fascinated artists of the Romantic period and is still symbolic of the entire region.
The ViaJura leads through the Birs and Schüss valleys from Basel via Delsberg to Biel. It runs over historically valuable sections, including the legend-steeped Glögglifelspass, the exposed Mont Raimeux and the Pierre Pertuis Roman rock arch.
The ViaJura leads through the valleys of the Birs and the Schüss from Basel via Delsberg to Biel. The route is marked by wide basin landscapes, narrow, rocky ravines and scenic views from the Jura heights. At numerous points it runs over historically valuable sections; highlights are the Glögglifelspass at the entrance to the Laufental valley, the spectacular pass over Mont Raimeux and the famous Roman arch of Pierre Pertuis.

The route lets you follow all eras from Roman times to the present day. From medieval times it provided the main artery for the Prince-Bishopric of Basel. Later on it took numerous travellers through the splendours of the Jura mountains. Today it lets us discover the cultural wealth and scenic beauty of the region.

The Pierre Pertuis rock arch with its ancient inscription, evidence of the renovation of the Roman Jura transversal route around 200 AD. Its history is more tangible here than in almost any other place. As a mark of Roman times, the arch fascinated artists of the Romantic period and is still symbolic of the entire region.
130 km | 7 Stages
4200 m | 4100 m
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Basel SBB
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Arrival / return travel Biel/Bienne
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Services

Accommodation

Cydonia Bett & Brot
Cydonia Bett & Brot
Basel
DASBREITEHOTEL
DASBREITEHOTEL
Basel
Hotel Balade Basel
Hotel Balade Basel
Basel
Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 AG
Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 AG
Basel
Jugendherberge Basel
Jugendherberge Basel
Basel
Gasthaus zur Sonne
Gasthaus zur Sonne
Aesch
Gasthof Mühle
Gasthof Mühle
Aesch
Gehrenhof
Gehrenhof
Brislach
Hotel Restaurant Central
Hotel Restaurant Central
Laufen
Gasthof Engel Kleinlützel
Gasthof Engel Kleinlützel
Kleinlützel
Hôtel Ibis Delémont
Hôtel Ibis Delémont
Delémont
Auberge de Jeunesse Delémont
Auberge de Jeunesse Delémont
Delémont
Centre St-François
Centre St-François
Delémont
Hôtel Restaurant Victoria
Hôtel Restaurant Victoria
Delémont
Hôtel du Boeuf
Hôtel du Boeuf
Delémont
Hôtel-Restaurant le National
Hôtel-Restaurant le National
Delémont
Gîte rural
Gîte rural
Courcelon
Cabane Les Gorges (Section Prévoitise CAS)
Cabane Les Gorges (Section Prévoitise CAS)
Moutier
Hôtel & Séminaires Sornetan
Hôtel & Séminaires Sornetan
Sornetan
miramont trekking hof
miramont trekking hof
Saicourt
Hôtel-Restaurant du Cerf
Hôtel-Restaurant du Cerf
Sonceboz-Sombeval
Hôtel Restaurant de la Werdtberg
Hôtel Restaurant de la Werdtberg
Reconvilier
B&B Stadtzentrum
B&B Stadtzentrum
Biel/Bienne
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Places

Basel
Basel
Dornach
Dornach
Aesch
Aesch
Laufen
Laufen
Delémont
Delémont
Moutier
Moutier
Sornetan
Sornetan
Tavannes
Tavannes
Sonceboz
Sonceboz
Frinvillier
Frinvillier
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Places of interest

Basel Zoo
Basel Zoo
Basel's Old Town
Basel's Old Town
Basler Cathedral
Basler Cathedral
City Hall and Marktplatz
City Hall and Marktplatz
Exhibition Tower
Exhibition Tower
Kunstmuseum Basel
Kunstmuseum Basel
Mittlere Brücke and Schifflände
Mittlere Brücke and Schifflände
Pfalz
Pfalz
Spalentor
Spalentor
Tinguely Fountain
Tinguely Fountain
Tinguely Museum
Tinguely Museum
Arlesheim Cathedral
Arlesheim Cathedral
Ermitage Arlesheim
Ermitage Arlesheim
Customs formalities at «Glögglifels»
Customs formalities at «Glögglifels»
Coutellerie Wenger
Coutellerie Wenger
Delémont, Le Mexique–Vorbourg
Delémont, Le Mexique–Vorbourg
Musée jurassien d'Art et d'Histoire
Musée jurassien d'Art et d'Histoire
Taxidermist Schneiter
Taxidermist Schneiter
Crémines–Raimeux de Crémines
Crémines–Raimeux de Crémines
Oldest farmhouse in the Bernese Jura
Oldest farmhouse in the Bernese Jura
Moutier's ravines
Moutier's ravines
Mario Botta's tower on Mount Moron
Mario Botta's tower on Mount Moron
La Rouge Eau (Saicourt)
La Rouge Eau (Saicourt)
Tête de Moine cheese museum of Bellelay
Tête de Moine cheese museum of Bellelay
Pierre Pertuis – building in times of
Pierre Pertuis – building in times of
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Swimming

Moutier outdoor swimming pool
Moutier outdoor swimming pool
L'Orval indoor swimming pool in Valbirse
L'Orval indoor swimming pool in Valbirse
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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