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.
Distance 394 km
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.
Rest StopRestaurant La Rasse
Restaurant - Bar La Croustille
Bordas - Crêpes et burgers
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:
- Where? commune, location, route, altitude
- Who? Identity, phone number
- What? Type of accident, number of victims, severity, fall kinetics...
- When? Time of the accident
- Weather? wind, visibility
Tips and hints
More details on our website
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- 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
Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- Tent (3- or 4-season)
- Stove (including fuel and utensils)
- Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
- Toiletries and medication
- Toilet paper
Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut
- Toiletries and medication
- Quick-drying towel
- Ear plugs
- Sleeping bag liner
- Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
- Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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