You can reach the very top of the Jura mountain range by hiking up the Crêt de la Neige, its highest summit! Accessible in any season, it offers uninterrupted views over Lake Geneva and the Alps. If you want to explore further still, you can continue to the neighbouring summit, the Reculet, or walk down to the resort of Monts Jura where you'll find all sorts of activities, as well as accommodation if you want to stay a little longer.

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Rando Monts Jura

Randonnée sur les plus hauts sommets du massif du Jura

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Circuit rando sur les crêtes du Jura Elisa Detrez et Max Coquard - Bestjobers - BFC Tourisme
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In all seasons

Hiking to the top of Jura

From Lélex, the walk up the accessible Crêt de la Neige can be done in any season. The view from the top embraces the entire Geneva basin, Lake Geneva and the Alps.

EASY HIKING

By taking the Lélex gondola lift, walkers of all levels can enjoy the very modest climb. The relatively low contours of Upper Jura make this summit accessible to everyone.

A HIKING CHALLENGE

For a more challenging climb, you can begin on the GR9 hiking trail from Lélex, then follow the Geneva Balcony GR trail to the ridge that leads to the Crêt de la Neige!

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Continuing to the top of the Reculet

The Reculet summit has nothing to envy of its neighbour, the Crêt de la Neige. In fact, the view from the top, at 1,718 metres, is even more spectacular! It can be reached by continuing your hike from the top of the Crêt de la Neige, or you can take the Reculet trail directly.

Beware, however, of the rather steep uphill and downhill sections that do require good walking shoes.

The cross at the top was installed by the blacksmiths and residents of Thoiry.

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At the foot of the Crêt de la Neige

Monts Jura Resort

To really make the most of these beautiful mountains, head for the resort of Monts Jura.

On the foothills approaching the highest summits of the massif, you'll be amazed by the two-fold nature of Monts Jura Resort, which offers both challenging, natural slopes and a safe playground for less daring mountain enthusiasts.

In winter or summer, skiers and hikers can really switch off as they discover all the riches of the Gex region.

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Staying at the foot of Jura's highest summit

Unspoilt nature

In the heart of the National Natural Reserve of the High Jura

The Crêt de la Neige is in the heart of the national natural reserve of the High Jura, where unspoilt nature allows wildlife and vegetation to flourish. The capercaillie, the grouse and other species live here. The Crêt de la Neige is also part of the PNR (Regional Nature Park). 

On the Crêt de la Neige you'll also see lots of mountain flowers such as the European Globeflower, Scabiosa, Gentian and other species.

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Locating the Crêt de la Neige and the neighbouring resort of Monts Jura

 

Discovering other summits

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Rando Monts Jura

Randonnée sur les plus hauts sommets du massif du Jura

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Circuit rando sur les crêtes du Jura Elisa Detrez et Max Coquard - Bestjobers - BFC Tourisme
Ski de randonnée au Crêt des Frasses Nicolas GASCARD / BFC Tourisme
Randonnée nordique au Grand Crêt Nicolas GASCARD / Montagnes du Jura