The Jura Mountains shadow the border between France and Switzerland with stunning natural scenery. Its limestone formations and blankets of forest conceal some spectacular outdoor fun. From trekking along dirt trails and swimming in natural springs to thrilling jumps and abseils, the Jura Mountains have it all. Visit in the summer months for ideal canyoning conditions.
Located just north of the Western Alps, the sub-alpine Jura Mountains are a range that mostly parallels the border between France and Switzerland. Separating the great rivers of the Rhine and Rhone, the name Jura means forest, as the rolling mountains are carpeted in thick lush forest. The range reaches its highest peak at Le Cret de la Neige, which is settled in the French department of Ain. The area is also protected within the Jura Mountains Regional Natural Park.
The mountain region is characterised by a maritime and continental feel, with cool temperatures high up in the mountains and milder weather lower down in the valleys.
Visit in the summer months for ideal canyoning conditions.
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