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The french-swiss smuggling trails

The 3 smuggling trail hikes offer 180 km of adventures and fresh air between France and Switzerland. Don't wait any longer and immerse yourself in the memory of the 19th century smugglers!

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Pull on your hiking boots, take your smartphone and set off on the French-Swiss smuggling trails !  On the menu of that great  itinerary and connected adventure: three hiking routes dotted with enigmas and role plays to discover the local smuggling history in a modern, outdoor way.

L’Orlogeur : from Morteau to Chaux-de-Fonds

Get into the skin of a smuggler and complete this unique hiking circuit, a real initiation to the secret practices of smuggling.

Duration of the route: 5 days
Length of the route : 60 km

La Bricotte : from Maiche to la Ferrière

For the duration of a hike of 5 days, follow in the footsteps of a  bricottière, a local character of small level smuggling necessary to keep the family and neighbours alive in difficult times.

Duration of the route: 5 days
Length of the route : 77km

The peddler: from Saint-Ursane to Saint Hipployte

3 days hiking to become the best peddler by selling most products possible by re-establishing truth.

Duration of the route: 3 days
Length of the route : 45km


Outstanding feature of the Route

Get involved in a fun, original role-play!
Step into the shoes of a watch smuggler, follow the historic trafficking routes, get your participation stamped in overnight accommodations and create your online travel journal.

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