Jura ridgeway

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Jura ridgeway is a long-distance hiking trail along the Jura mountain range in Switzerland. It starts in Dielsdorf near Zurich, and follows the crest of the mountain ridge towards the southwest, to finish near Nyon by Lake Geneva.

The total distance covered is around 310 km, and can be completed in around 17 or 18 days walking. The altitude ranges from 320m to 1680m.

In German (on the eastern portion of the route), the path is known as the Jura Höhenweg (or Jura high path). More than half the route is in French-speaking areas, where it is known as the Chemin des Crêtes du Jura (Jura ridge way). It is marked with many official signposts using a white number "5".

This ridgeway forms part of the long-distance European walking route E4 between Spain and Greece.

External links[edit]