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Camping, hiking and fishing weekend (kids)

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Does anyone know where would be a good route/walk/loop for a couple of days where I could park the car and camp then the next day take the kids (5&7 - good walkers) for a hike to the next campsite or place, maybe do some fishing, build a campfire and cook, show the kids some basic hut building.. sleep. Then the following day hike back to the car?



I can find some 'walks' in Jura but it basically looks like walking the roads between campsites which is not what I would like. Used to go through the Lake District as a child and did some wonderful camping/fishing weekends.. would like to try something similar here but it seems a lot more difficult.



Any ideas welcome!!



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Where in Jura do you plan on going? With more info, I might have some ideas.
So would you be staying at two official campsites? Hut building would be difficult there...
Along roads? Are you sure? Or would you consider hiking trails to be roads?
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I don't have a specific recommendation, but you can camp pretty much anywhere in the mountains where there is no protected land. In the link below you can find a map of the restricted areas, so may get an idea of where to go (look for small lakes up above the woods).

https://www.sac-cas.ch/de/umwelt/ber...nd-biwakieren/
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Some possible suggestions here from a mother of two who's been in Switzerland since 2005:

https://swissfamilyfun.com
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Where in Jura do you plan on going? With more info, I might have some ideas.
So would you be staying at two official campsites? Hut building would be difficult there...
Along roads? Are you sure? Or would you consider hiking trails to be roads?
We know Lac de Joux and have walked around, camped around the lake.. but its not really like getting a little lost in the wilderness.. beautiful nevertheless.



I was trying to look at making a route in Jura and looked at camping Jura Bivouac to camping saignelegier to chateau sarl but when I planned the walking on google maps it was all on roads.. so this is not good. Also didnt want to try to google map every campsite combination and thought I would ask instead.. someone must have done some good weekends in the wilderness with the kids here before!
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Where in Jura do you plan on going? With more info, I might have some ideas.
So would you be staying at two official campsites? Hut building would be difficult there...
Along roads? Are you sure? Or would you consider hiking trails to be roads?

so in short.. hiking trails would be perfect.. dont mind official campsites (but get the loss of hut building)


what i'd like to see would be a simple google map plan from car park to station1,2,3 covering hiking trails with possibilities to fish and fire cook.. and maybe possibilities to wild camp and build
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One of my best experiences with free camping was at the Tomasee.
Waking up and having a bath there was amazing.
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Google Maps is not your friend when it comes to hiking, sorry. Try wanderland.ch or map.geo.admin.ch (both are available in English,and there's an app for wanderland, not sure if the swisstopo-app belongs to the other webiste).
At a glance, I could see a nice hiking trail from Jura Bivouac to les Breleux, then towards Etang de la Gručre (you can swim there, but it's deep) and then towards Saignelegier. That's a hard hike for a 5 year old, though. Le Noirmont - Muriaux would be shorter, but more "urban". You would pass by the Etang de la Gručre on your way from Saignelegier to Tramelan (again, hiking trails). You could walk around the Etang and then do the "detour" by Gros Bois Derričre, would probably be nicer, but a little longer.
You could try the campsites along the Doubs (there's a nice one near Ocourt) and maybe hike over the hill instead of following the Doubs. The sides of the Doubs valley have some wild spots, especially between Biaufond and Goumois.
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Re: Camping, hiking and fishing weekend (kids)

Just to let you know. Fishing is often not allowed unless you have a special permit. So if you want to do that do some research for the specific region
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Hey EF!



Does anyone know where would be a good route/walk/loop for a couple of days where I could park the car and camp then the next day take the kids (5&7 - good walkers) for a hike to the next campsite or place, maybe do some fishing, build a campfire and cook, show the kids some basic hut building.. sleep. Then the following day hike back to the car?



I can find some 'walks' in Jura but it basically looks like walking the roads between campsites which is not what I would like. Used to go through the Lake District as a child and did some wonderful camping/fishing weekends.. would like to try something similar here but it seems a lot more difficult.



Any ideas welcome!!



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Wild camping about the tree line is permitted.
https://www.myswissalps.com/campsites/wildcamping

I use Swiss Mobile for offline maps of all the hiking trails. It is a bit kludgy but works if you do your planning in advance on a computer.
https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/summer.html

Enjoy!
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Wild camping about the tree line is permitted.
https://www.myswissalps.com/campsites/wildcamping
But not in every kanton and even then, there are more exceptions.
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Hi Tom,


Do you know which cantons have these exceptions? It would be an easier thing to calculate then.. we would just stil to cantons where it is permitted.


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It's banned in these areas

It's technically banned in Kantons Schwyz and Luzern but tolerated above the tree line.

Basically, for a high mountain overnight camp, no ones cares but there may be a problem low down in a forest.

I've wild camped in lots of countries without any real problems but not here - yet.

Now the kids are old/strong enough to carry their kit, I'm going to give it a try.
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