The routes

Pedestrina / 5 steps / 60 km
From Morteau (F) to La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH), dive into the history of watchmaking and its smuggling past.
Pedestrian / 5 steps / 77 km
Circular walk on the French-Swiss border starting from Maîche
VTT / 7 steps / 252 km
Discover the job of the custom's officer
3 steps / 3h to 5h / 45 km
From Saint-Ursanne to Saint-Hippolyte step into the shoes of a smuggler

Paper guides

Mobile App

Your Travel Book

Your Travel Book

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Paper guides

For each route, we provide a paper guide consisting of two parts, one on each side :

* An initiation guide initiatique with which you will be able to experience the smuggler's life and keep a souvenir of your adventure.
* A practical guide containing information on the trails (maps, natural/historical sites, reports and stories, a list of accomodation and museums, etc.).

Access the paper guide that interests you in the list below. You can print it, order it before leaving, or collect it from one of the tourist offices.




What does it do?

The mobile application of Les Chemins de la Contrebande has many practical features for your adventure:

* Find your way (maps, line of route, distance covered/remaining, walking time, etc.),
* Learn about the points of interest along the way and get practical informatoin (accommodation/restaurants nearby)
*  Discover enhanced content via the QR Codes inside the guide or along the trail
* Create observations (photos, videos, texts) to feed your travel book
* Contemplate the landscape with the virtual orientation table

How does it work?

Download the application FREE OF CHARGE before setting off.
The application works offline while you walk, so that you have constant access withour network issues across the borders.
*Synchronise your data and observations by logging in; they go automatically into your travel book and are visible in your "travel space".

To download our mobile application, go to App Store, Google Play or follow the links below.

Android app on Google Play



Travel books


Create your multimedia travel books on Les Chemins de la Contrebande using our dedicated software.

As you walk:
deposit and view your observations and any media you have already recorded.

After your walk:
add any information relating to your journey, edit content acquired by automatic synchronisation from the mobile application, add different media to the library from cameras, video cameras, etc.

Publish your book on our Website and print in the form of a photo album via an external service provider.

How does it work?

Download the "Travel book" software FREE OF CHARGE onto your computer.
Create your travel book using the software:
    > >  For Internet only or for Internet and printing a photo album
    > With automatic page layout or your own layout (experienced users)
Share your book on the Website and print it.

An original and personalised souvenir of your experience on Les Chemins de la  contrebande franco-suisse !