Independent Tour : 3240 CHF

10 nights (Optional rest days)

Shorter tours possible.

Dates: March through September


If you’re a strong and experienced road cyclist who enjoys climbing, this is your tour.

Cyclists will ride an average 85 km a day with around 900 meters of daily climbing.

Expect to spend 6 to 7 hours in the saddle each day.
Standard: Tour des Alpes Road, Tour des Alpes Hybrid, Tandem
Upgrade: Trek Emonda SL6, 400 chf
Upgrade: Trek Domane SL6 Disc, 500 chf
  • Orientation and bicycle fitting at shop
  • Fully equipped new 2020 touring bicycles
  • All accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Return to Geneva or tickets to anywhere else in Switzerland
  • Return of bicycle to Geneva
  • Turn-by-turn cellphone navigation
  • Luggage transfers

Jura Route Day 3: Lac de Joux -> Couvet

We start the day with a 250 meter descent into Vallorbe. This little town, with its plentiful supplies of iron-ore and trees, has been an industrial village since at least 1285 when its first smelter was made !

The region is beautiful, but few Swiss living on the shores of Lake Geneva ever make it this far. They will know the name “Vallorbe”, but the next villages: Ballaigues, Lignerolle and Baulmes are virtually unknown outside this small valley.

Things get serious at kilometer 25 when we begin climbing the Col d’Aiguillon , ( a 650 meter gain in just five kilometers). But then it’s all downhill from here.

Those who don’t mind doing 7 or 8 extra kilometers are free to go off the path to Saint-Croix, where an out-of-work watchmaker invented the first music box in 1796. Since then, Saint-Croix has been the hub of the music box “industry”, so enjoy the chimes and buy yourself a ticket to the little museum in the center of town which celebrates this lost art.

The rest of you can follow the bikes paths through the pastures to our overnight village of Couvet. Let’s meet downstairs after your shower for a glass of the local specialty: Absinthe. This strong, local, plant-based liqueur was banned in the early 20th century after it was thought to bring about madness. However, it was made legal again in 2005…so take your chances !

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