Vallée de Joux Routes: Gimel–Le Marchairuz–Le Brassus Route

Gimel–Le Marchairuz–Le Brassus

Enjoy a trip on the Gimel–Le Marchairuz–Le Brassus Route and views of Waadtländer Jura Park and the Vallée de Joux. And discover the numerous possible recreational activities underway.

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The Gimel–Le Marchairuz–Le Brassus Route leads through the Parc Jura Vaudois and on to the Vallée de Joux.

Here, the rolling Jura hills of the Parc Jurassien, along with natural flora and fauna, make a very pretty picture indeed! And the St-George park centre is the place to pick up useful information about the park. (PostBus stop St-George, village).

On the mountain pass Le Marchairuz, the highest point of the journey, you can enjoy a splendid view and choose from numerous hiking trails, i.e. to the Mont Tendre (PostBus stop Le Marchairuz, Col). A particular historic jewel is the Hotel and Restaurant du Marchairuz that has faithfully provided food and shelter to hikers since a good 150 years!  And behind, tucked between the two Jura mountain chains, the Vallée de Joux lures windsurfers, ice skaters and riders.

Using the postbus which takes you to the Col du Marchairuz, you can hike from there to the Col du Mollendruz on foot and benefit from a free beverage offered by the 2 restaurants (simply show your bus ticket).

A lakeside ride with the nostalgic steam-railway is another enjoyable experience – along with the sights of Le Brassus (Postbus stop Le Brassus, gare) and Le Sentier, where you can witness the traditional, fine art of watch making.



Reservations for groups of 10 and more are a must! Tel. 0848 40 20 40

Travel dates/Validity

Route not open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view Timetable information

Special comments:
this route is only operated on Saturdays, Sundays & on public holidays from 23 May to 20 Septrembre and on 21 September.

Timetable information

 Timetable 10.723


PostBus Switzerland Ltd
Region Western Switzerland
Avenue de la Gare 6
P.O. Box 906
1401 Yverdon-les-Bains

Telephone: 0848 40 20 40
Fax: +41 58 667 33 99

Bicycle transport

No bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Wheelchair accessibilty

No guarantee of wheelchair access to the postbus

Special comments:
Certain lines are wheelchair accessible. Information through Tel. 0848 40 20 40.


Discover the Gimel-Le Marchairuz–Le Brassus region on foot