Saint-Cergue is located at 1041 m altitude in the valley of the Givrine pass, east of the impressive Jura summit of La Dôle. Its location overlooking Lake Geneva guarantees a magnificent view of the Alps and the Mont Blanc. The peaceful Jura landscape and the invigorating air of the vast forests are the main attractions of this vacation resort.
The village became a health resort in the middle of the 19th century and was given a new lease of life in 1916 with the construction of the railroad. The narrow-gauge railway line runs from the shore of Lake Geneva in Nyon to Saint-Cergue, taking many curves through an attractive landscape for about 20 kilometers, and further on over the Givrine pass to the terminus in the Swiss border town of La Cure.
St-Cergue is a very popular hiking area, in the heart of the virtually untouched Parc Jurassien Vaudois, a protected nature reserve of national importance of 75 km² between the Col de la Givrine and the Col du Marchairuz. From Saint-Cergue a popular hiking trail leads through the scattered woods to the Marchairuz Pass. The woods alternate with wonderfully colored flowering meadows. The idyllic, park-like landscape and the splendid views of Lake Geneva and the Savoy Alps characterize this hike in the Jura heights. The traditional mountain inn on the Marchairuz pass offers a convenient shelter in case of storms; the interesting park information center is located further down in St. George.
Another popular hike leads to the summit of La Dôle. In addition to hiking, St. Cergue offers many other less familiar activities such as grass skiing, jogging through fields, swin golf and archery. The region is also ideal for horseback riding and mountain biking.
Hiking trails St-Cergue - La Givrine - La Dôle
The hikes from the region of St-Cergue, La Givrine - La Dôle make you discover its nature and the panoramic view of the Geneva lake, the Mont Blanc and the Alps.
Discover a world of fun and entertaining activities in St-Cergue. The destination offers a multitude of leisure options for all tastes.
Thrill-seekers will be delighted with mountain biking in St-Cergue's beautiful mountainous landscape. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, the well-maintained trails and varied routes will provide you with a thrilling adventure through the woods and hills.
For those who want to get high, the natural climbing routes are ready to welcome you.
Whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation or cultural discovery, St-Cergue will seduce you with its varied leisure activities. Treat yourself to an unforgettable getaway in this magnificent region and let yourself be enchanted by all that it has to offer.
The vast high valley of the Givrine pass is a very popular cross-country skiing site, with 80 km of trails, linked to the French network. Several chairlifts, especially on the northwest side of the Dôle, also attract alpine skiers. The small ski area with 20 km of easy runs is nonetheless the largest night skiing site in French-speaking Switzerland.
The amateurs will find here routes and paths for winter hiking or snowshoeing in the heart of this vast snow-covered area. Saint-Cergue is also an important center for the breeding of sled dogs; don't hesitate to take a ride with them.
You will find something for everyone to enjoy in the region's restaurants.
Discover typical places where you can taste local cuisine and even explore the fascinating world of cheese making in the alpine cheese cellars of La Côte.
The mountain pastures, which run along the foothills of the Jura, are full of cheese delicacies, regional products and typical dishes that will delight your taste buds.
The owners of these establishments, always ready to share their history and the secrets of their cuisine, will captivate you intellectually as well as gustatively.
Restaurants & mountain huts
Discover typical places, local cuisine and sometimes the world of cheese-making in one of the many mountain huts of La Côte region.