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New Meetup: Trans Swiss Trail- Porrentruy

From: Patrick
Sent on: Saturday, November 20, 2010 11:42 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Zurich Hike & Outdoor!

What: Trans Swiss Trail- Porrentruy

When: Sunday, November 21,[masked]:15 AM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

The Trans Swiss Trail is the first long distance hiking trail developed for tourists which traverses Switzerland from North to South.

I suggest to take 8.34 am at hb- arrivl 9.27 am in Basel. Departure Basel 9.37 am-arrival 10.52 am Porrentruy. We will take train back from St Ursanne

Technical information
Begin of tour: By train to Porrentruy
Point of arrival: St-Ursanne
Access point of arrival: Train
Hiking time: 5 h
Distance: 18 km
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Difficulty: medium
Difference in elevation: 460 m
Culmination point: 885 m
Season: January - December

The start at Porrentruy is as follows. From the starting point, Porrentruy, the residence of a former prince-bishop, the route leads at first through the gently rolling hills of the Ajoie, an agricultural region. Influenced by its neighbor, France, as regards landscape, climate and culture, the Ajoie is quite distinct from the rest of the Jura along the Trans-Swiss-Trail-Route. The Trans Swiss Trail exhibits a spectacular change of scenery already during its first stage, when the ascent to the forested Jura crest at Les Chainions is followed by the descent to the deeply cut valley of the Doubs River.

To take along:

* suncream;
* raingear (= it can rain anytime in switzerland)
* sturdy boots
* picknick (= if restaurants are open, we might eat there but in order to prepared for the caswe nothing is opened, please bring own food and drinks along)

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