Mountain Bike Traverse of the Jura
France, Bike - Fat Tyre, 8 days - from £1,195 (land only) - from €1,395 (land only) - from $1,970 (land only)
More than a mountain bike ride
Fully guided with vehicle support and all meals included, this Traverse of the Jura follows a trail of gastronomy, stunning scenery and Alpine tradition
- A classic mountain bike holiday along the French-Swiss border
- An superb cycling holiday for the weekend mountain biker
- Specialised Stumpjumper FSR 29 bike hire available
- Enjoyable riding on 320 kilometres of non-technical trails
- Beautiful biking through upland meadows and forested hillsides
The Jura Mountains are France's best kept secret and one of the country's least explored pockets of wild territory. Straddling the Franco-Swiss border, this limestone range extends for 250 kilometres in an arc from the Rhone to the Rhine. An established route since the 1970's, the traverse can be completed on foot, by ski or by bike. For mountain bikers, this route offers a superb and non-technical 6-day ride with an abundance of climbs and descents; crossing steep forested hillsides and lush meadows, rich with wild flowers. With transfers from Geneva included, a knowledgeable guide, vehicle support and superb hospitality and food, this mountain bike holiday will appeal to the rider who would prefer to look at the views and not the trail!
Is this holiday for you?
Fat Tyre Adventure. This holiday is suitable for moderate bikers with a range of differing abilities. Whilst the majority of trails are on easy rolling terrain there are sections of easy singletrack where normal (knobbly) mountain bike tyres are required. The traverse of the Jura is a challenging cross-country ride covering 320 kilometres, with 7500 metres of ascent. However, with vehicle support, our well-paced itinerary allows us ample time to enjoy this beautiful and unspoiled part of Europe. EXCELLENT BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE LOCALLY.