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The Grand Traverse of the Jura foot trail (GTJ) - GR®509

Long-Distance Hiking · Jura Mountains
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The Grand Traverse of the Jura (GTJ) takes itinerant hikers along the Jura crescent on the paths of the mythical GR®5 and GR®9.
moderate
Distance 394 km
105:56 h
11,556 m
11,658 m
The GTJ foot trail is practiced on marked and maintained hiking trails in a preserved and wild nature.Stages of about 20 kilometres are recommended for a smooth adventure in the Jura.

Author’s recommendation

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,707 m
Lowest point
238 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Rest Stop

Restaurant La Rasse
Restaurant-Bar L'établi
Restaurant - Bar La Croustille
Bordas - Crêpes et burgers

Safety information

Before you go:

  • Check the general and local weather forecast, making sure there is no precipitation.
  • Get information on the approach route, height of the route, travel time, possible escape (IGN map, GPS, topo-guide, etc...).
  • Evaluate possible risks by asking mountain professionals, mountain huts, gîtes, etc.
  • Ask someone close to your objective and contact him/her again in case of changes: departure and return times, number of participants with the telephone number of each, vehicle(s), car park, etc.
  • Avoid going alone, use equipment that is appropriate for the activity, adjusted and in good condition, headlamp, complete first aid kit, survival blanket, etc...

In the event of a problem:

Alert: call 112 (European emergency number)

5 key points to transmit your alert:

  1. Where? commune, location, route, altitude
  2. Who? Identity, phone number
  3. What? Type of accident, number of victims, severity, fall kinetics...
  4. When? Time of the accident
  5. Weather? wind, visibility

Tips and hints

More details on our website

Start

Mandeure (337 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'551'944E 1'255'616N
DD
47.449566, 6.801424
DMS
47°26'58.4"N 6°48'05.1"E
UTM
32T 334262 5257467
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Destination

Culoz

Turn-by-turn directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'551'944E 1'255'616N
DD
47.449566, 6.801424
DMS
47°26'58.4"N 6°48'05.1"E
UTM
32T 334262 5257467
w3w 
///juniors.anchors.passers
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

  • Clothing adapted to the season and conditions (cold, hot, wet...)
  • Hiking boots adapted to the terrain (even for children!)
  • Hiking poles (useful for stability and to relieve the joints)
  • Mobile phone and spare battery

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
394 km
Duration
105:56 h
Ascent
11,556 m
Descent
11,658 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Summit route Botanical highlights Healthy climate

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