Browsing the "Jura Massif" Tag

The Jura is a mountain range located along the border between France and Switzerland and offers a multitude of hikes for both young and old. Stretching over approximately 340 km between Zurich in German-speaking Switzerland and Voreppe in Isere, the Jura reaches a peak of 1720 m at the Crêt de la Neige in the department of Ain. The word “Jurassic”, a geological period from – 201.3 to – 145 million years ago, takes its name from the name of the massif. Among the most famous hikes, we will undoubtedly mention the Crêt de la Neige and the Reculet, but also the Dôle (whose summit is marked by a white ball used as a radar for weather stations), la Colomby de Gex or the Chasseron. The Jura is also one of the birthplaces of eyewear, watchmaking, woodworking, pipe making and wooden toys.



Mont d’Or (from Vallorbe)

1 June 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Highest point in the Doubs department, Mont d’Or is a peak of the Jura Massif. Located a few miles from the Franco-Swiss border, Mont d’Or naturally stands out as the perfect location for a beautiful family hike with its panoramic view of the Lake Geneva Basin, the Alps and the nearby mountains


Creux-du-Van

7 May 2019 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Creux-du-Van is a rocky cirque located in the Massif du Jura in the canton of Neuchâtel. 1.4 km wide and approximately 200 m high, the Creux-du-Van is one of the most picturesque sites in French-speaking Switzerland with its impressive walls sculpted by the erosion caused 18,000 years ago


The Salève (via Etrembières)

13 October 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Salève is an emblematic summit of Haute-Savoie and the Geneva Basin, offering the walker a panorama of choice on the vast majority of the peaks of the region, as well as on Lake Annecy and Lake Geneva. A quick look at the map shows that several hiking routes are possible in order to climb


La Dôle

24 April 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Recognizable by its white ball at its summit containing a radar for aviation and a weather station, La Dôle, whose toponym denotes a "slope dominating a hollow" remains a classic of the Jura mountains. The panorama offered at the summit gives the right


Crêt de la Neige and Reculet

9 April 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Crêt de la Neige and Reculet constitute a superb balcony on Lake Geneva and the peaks of the Alps. The itinerary that I propose describes a loop that begins in the forest to reach the foothills of the massif before ascending further to win the Crêt de la Neige, the highest summit of the Jura


The Salève

6 July 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Salève undoubtedly remains one of the most famous mountains in Haute-Savoie. Overlooking Geneva area, the Salève offers the hiker an unforgettable panorama on most of the surrounding Massifs. In summer, the Salève is the ideal place for paragliding and climbing


The Vuache

17 May 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Vuache is located in the west of Haute-Savoie. It is part of the Jura Massif from which it is separated by the Cluse of the Rhône. The Vuache is a narrow secondary range of 14 km in length and 1.5 to 3 km in width, Northwest-Southeast oriented



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