The route winds its way through the exciting landscapes of the Jura: the Laufental valley, the canton capital Delémont, the Vallée du Doubs with the medieval town of St Ursanne, Freiberge with its grazing horses, Saut du Doubs, the Val de Travers, the Balcon du Jura, Lac de Joux and finally the vineyards near Lake Geneva. The route mostly runs at 700m to 1,300m above sea level and is therefore suitable for beginners and those who enjoy cycling for pleasure. The Jura region is a paradise for mountain bikers with lots of forest and field tracks as well as attractive single trails.
These holidays are designed with the more independent riders in mind. There are hundreds of signed and mapped biking trails around Switzerland and we have put together and chosen a variety tours for you to get the very most out of your trip. It is simple, all the planning and hard work has been done for you, all you need to do it show up and enjoy the riding. Once you reach Switzerland you travel to your starting hotel by with the precision and excellence of the Swiss rail system, here you pick up your route guide and travel documents and the next day start riding the mapped route.
It is super flexible, you just choose the route or sections of route you wish to discover, the level of accommodation you prefer and the rest is sorted for you. Your tour is fully supported therefore all luggage you do not require for the days ride will be collected from the hotel and taken to your next destination, leaving you with more time to enjoy a stress free day of biking. This support team is also to hand for any mishaps, wrong turns or technical problems too.
The tour is a supported, so as soon as you arrive in Basel for the first day, you will not have to worry about moving your luggage to any other resort. Each day, you will leave all luggage with the support crew and they will transport it to the next location.
Our partners at Switzerland Travel Centre can provide good value and fully ATOL protected scheduled flights from most major UK airports to Geneva, Sion, Basel and Zurich – there are some great deals to be had!
You are welcome to provide your own flights if you prefer, perhaps using one of the many Low Cost airlines flying to Geneva, Basel or Zurich. We can advise you of the best flights and times.
There are now Low Cost airline flights to Geneva from Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham East Midlands, Robin Hood Doncaster, Stansted and Southampton – so we should be able to find a flight for you!
Self driving is not fully beneficial, as the tour is a point to point ride. Your entire luggage is transported for you to each over night location. However we can include a Train Transfer, to and from, your car at an extra supplement.
|Train Transfer Time from Basel:||0hr 15min||3hr 10min|
|Train Transfer Time from Bern:||1hr 40min||2hr 20min|
|Train Transfer Time from Geneva:||2hr 55min||0hr 30min|
|Train Transfer Time from Zürich:||1hr 15min||3hr 00min|
|Driving Distance from Calais:||500 miles||460 miles|
View the Swiss Rail timetable.
Our prices are simple, choose the route and length of time you would like your trip to be and then select the level of accommodation you wish to be based in..
Because of the tremendous range of accommodation we offer, we have listed the prices below based on good quality hotels and hostels. These rates are a guide and may fluctuate based on the accommodation actually chosen / available and are based on full occupancy. Please ring or e-mail for available accommodation.
You can specify any additional needs on the Personal Quote Page. We respond personally to each request with availability, description, pictures and exact prices.
|Section||Start / OVERNIGHT / Finish||Day / Nights||Accoommodation||Price|
|Basel – Couvet||Basel – Laufen – Delémont – St Ursanne – Saignelégier – La Chaux-de-Fonds – Couvet||6/5||Standard Hotel||£655|
|Basel – Laufen – Delémont – St Ursanne / Tariche – Saignelégier – La Chaux-de-Fonds – Couvet||6/5||Hostel||£486|
|Couvet – Nyon||Couvet – Ste-Croix – Lac de Joux – Nyon / Duillier||3/2||Standard Hotel||£350|
|Couvet – Ste-Croix – Lac de Joux – Nyon||3/2||Hostel||£282|