Horse & Cart Tours Jura Family Tours
Explore the Ajoie up close.
- 3 Days / 2 Nights
- Self-guided tour
- Minimum age: 6 years
Category bed: Hostels, shared rooms in simple hotels on a farm (Lugnez), shower & WC can be down the corridor and shared.
Straw category: farms
Charges for children aged 2-6 are to be paid for there.
- 2 Overnight stays as stated (bed oder straw) incl. breakfast
- Renting of the horse and cart with all necessary equipment
- Stable for the horse as well as hay, straw and horse food
- Extra activities dependant on where you are staying (Chemin de Damas, farm tour, fishing, pony riding, entrance to grottoes and dinosaur park)
- Transfers from the horse boxes to where you will stay overnight
- Breakdown service
- Briefing and route materials
- Picnic basket in Mormont, Courtedoux, Porrentruy
- Rent of the Cabanne du Pilay
- Transfer from Porrentruy to Courtedoux is possible upon request, reservation necessary
Things to note
- Bedding for the straw dormitories (sleeping bag recommendable) not included
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
- Take the train to Porrentruy and then take a bus to Courtedoux. From there you can walk to the farm in a few minutes.
- Parking: free outdoor car parking spaces. No reservation necessary.
- Minimum age: 6 years
- Route: approx. 15 km per day along quiet side roads and forest tracks. The way is signposted.
- Routes are flat or sometimes slightly hilly.
- Meeting point: 10am at the stables in Courtedoux.
- A travel checklist for your horse adventure can be found here!
An interest in animals and some dexterity will be advantageous on this tour. The routes via Réclère are in bad condition in places and involve some ascents. We only recommend that you do the routes via Réclère if you are an experienced with horses and have been on horse and cart holidays before. As the distances are longer on the adventure tours, we recommend that you only do them if you have a good level of fitness. You will get detailed information about what you will need to know upon arrival. The horses are used to having people around them, however it takes discipline and courage to be able to lead the horse properly.
Toétché, smoked sausages, wine and cheese! At the Gourmet Pack you will get your money's worth. Your hosts will prepare a picnic basket of Jura specialties for you. In addition, we reserve a picnic area near Courtedoux. This has a fireplace, a toilet and covered seats, so you can make comfortable even in bad weather.
Once you arrive in Mormont, you can go on a small walk. This walk takes you past castle ruins, fountains, small fruit gardens and then back to Mr Amstrutz’ farm. A relaxing end to the day.
You are visiting the “happiness farm” in Porrentruy. Right behind the farm there is a small stream burbling. Under Mr Schenk’s watchful eye, you will prepare your rod and your bait and try your luck on a two hour fishing trip.
You will stay overnight in country inns, simple hotels or on family run farms in ‘straw dormitories’. Showers and toilets are not always in your room and if you are on the straw tour then they are normally in the house next to where you will be sleeping. If you are at a family farm you can usually pre-order dinner or cater for yourselves. You will be at an altitude of over 1000 metres. In the Spring and the Autumn, it can get cold at night so please make sure you bring a suitable sleeping bag with you.
There is space for a maximum of 5 people including luggage in the carts. You are required to have at least 2 adults but max of 4 or alternatively 3 adults and 2 children. One person always needs to walk alongside the horse near its head and hold its halter. At the places you will be staying overnight, there will be a stall reserved for your horse. They will also provide food. You need to look after and feed the horse yourself. You also need to muck out the stall in the morning before you leave.