Col du Marchairuz (South side)

 Col du Marchairuz (South side)   

A park-like landscape with colourful flower meadows and extensive woodland areas as well as splendid views of Lac Léman und and the Savoyan Alps: the impressive Col du Marchairuz. The Col du Marchairuz is a Jura pass in Canton Vaud, linking Aubonne close to Lac Léman via Bière or St. George with Le Brassus in the Vallée de Joux. The pass summit, altitude 1447m, is in the middle of the Parc jurassien vaudois (regional park). To the north east of the Col du Marchairuz is Mont Tendre, at 1679 m the highest summit in the Swiss Jura and a popular hiking destination. The hike from the Col du Marchairuz to the summit leads up through a park-like landscape. The reward is a fantastic panorama stretching from the Savoyan to the Bernese Alps, from the Vosges to La Dôle. The nearby Chalet du Mont Tendre is an inviting mountain restaurant with equally as impressive views. There are other routes up Mont Tendre, e.g. from Le Pont am de Joux, whereby the height difference is considerably greater. This ascent is part of the long-distance hike on the Jura-Höhenweg.


Region: Vaud
City: Genolier

Distance: 27.95 km
Elevation Gain: 989 m
Elevation Loss: 484 m
Difficulty: 672 (Moderate)
FIETS Index: 3.81 FIETS
Avg Grade: 4.24 %
Max cat climb: HC
Min elevation: 549 m
Max elevation: 1447 m
Ride Category: Climb

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