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Jura — Visit the farms of organic pioneers

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Jura — Visit the farms of organic pioneers

Hiking Collection by MySwitzerland

8

Tours

69:15 h

139 mi

25,275 ft

Hiking in the Franches-Montagnes region in Jura, you can discover around 30 organic farms along the "Cemins du Bio". Surrounded by Jura’s pristine scenery, enchanting nature reserves and lovely mountains, the farmers in the region have been producing their products in harmony with nature for decades. As you hike through the beautiful region, the farmers will happily show you their farms and regional specialties, as well as offer you comfortable overnight accommodation. In this Collection, for example, we will show you the Le Peu Girard and Lafleur organic farms.

We have put together a beautiful route on the Chemins du Bio which you can hike in one day or other the course of a few days. On the way, Kathrine Naef-Fischer at Le Peu Girard farm will welcome you, spoiling you with homemade delicacies and introducing you to her many animals. At Lafleur farm, the bio pioneer Bernard Froidevaux will also greet you. The brains behind the Chemins du Bio concept, he will happily show you his farm and organic production methods. His idea behind Chemins du Bio was to bring consumers and producers closer together once more.

In Jura, you will not only find numerous organic farms set amongst beautiful nature but also many other experiences. In this Collection, we will show you seven of them. Hike through the impressive Taubenlochschlucht gorge, marvel at the giant natural amphitheater Creux du Van, or stroll leisurely through the landscape. Whether you are looking for a multi-day route or a day hike, walking in the Jura is an unforgettable experience.

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  • Difficult
    05:37
    12.8 mi
    2.3 mph
    925 ft
    1,225 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Along the "Chemins du Bio", we'll show you two organic farms on this tour, where you can experience up close, where your food comes from. In addition to tasting culinary delights, you also have the opportunity to spend the night on the farms. So you can complete the approximately 20-kilometer hike at

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  • Intermediate
    04:32
    9.78 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,300 ft
    1,300 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the Chasseral ridge, you can not only hike excellently and enjoy the view, but also get an insight into the tradition of cheese-making in the Métairien on this beautiful circular route.

    

    Start the hike at the Hotel Chasseral. From here you walk up to the nearby summit. Passing the radio tower, you reach

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  • Difficult
    19:46
    38.0 mi
    1.9 mph
    7,700 ft
    7,625 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Jura Mountain Trail is a total of 320 kilometers long, divided into 16 stages. It connects Zurich with Geneva in a large arc. You can find the entire route here: myswitzerland.com/de/erlebnisse/route/jura-hoehenweg.

    

    In this tour we show you the stages six to eight, which take you to 61 kilometers

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  • Difficult
    26:26
    55.5 mi
    2.1 mph
    8,175 ft
    8,150 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Trans Swiss Trail takes you on a total of around 500 kilometers, which can be divided into 32 stages, from Porrentruy to Mendrisio. On the way you can expect varied landscapes, lots of culture and interesting highlights. The complete route can be found here: myswitzerland.com/de/erlebnisse/route/trans-swiss-trail

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  • Difficult
    04:53
    7.55 mi
    1.5 mph
    3,275 ft
    550 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    At the train station in Solothurn, the challenging 12-kilometer hike on the Weissenstein begins. Condition, good footwear, sure-footedness and alpine experience are required for this route. First, you will stroll through the old town of Solothurn and then head to the idyllic Verena gorge.

    

    Behind the ravine

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  • Easy
    00:46
    1.56 mi
    2.0 mph
    350 ft
    100 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This beautiful walk takes you from Biel to Frinvillier through the mysterious Taubenlochschlucht. The trail through the gorge is well developed and therefore ideal for families. In summer, a pleasant coolness in the romantic gorge ensures refreshing moments.

    

    In Biel, the easy hike starts. In direct proximity

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  • Intermediate
    02:25
    5.00 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,125 ft
    1,125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The walk "Earth" takes you from the small town of Soulce on approximately eight kilometers through the beautiful meadows and forests above the village. On the circular route you can switch off, enjoy the tranquility and nature and thus promote your well-being and mobilize energies.

    

    It starts at the bus

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  • Intermediate
    04:51
    8.85 mi
    1.8 mph
    2,425 ft
    2,425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Noiraigue, you hike on a 14 kilometer circular walk to the Creux du Van, a gigantic amphitheater. It has a diameter of one kilometer and is caused by the erosion of water and ice. The natural amphitheater is not only a paradise for hikers, but also for ibex, marmots, roe deer and birds of prey.

    

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    139 mi
  • Duration
    69:15 h
  • Elevation
    25,275 ft

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