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Franches-Montagnes Tour

Saignelégier–Saignelégier

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For mountain biking, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.

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This route provides a gorgeous overview of Les Franches-Montagnes which is a typical Jurassic landscape at 3'280 ft. There are wooded pastures with horses, peatland wilderness areas and fir trees. The bicycle round trip includes a small stop in one of the most beautiful regions of Switzerland.
From Saignelégier ( the main city in Les Franches-Montagnes), the route takes you to Les Cerlatez. If you are doing a small detour, you’ll have the opportunity to discover the famous Etang de la Gruère (pond).If you plan to visit Etang de la Gruère(1 km off the set route), from Les Cerlatez, follow the bike path (route 7 – La Suisse à vélo) as far as La Theurre ( here you can walk around the lake). Return by the same route and take the bike path 712. After the village of Le Cernil, you will see the peat bogs of La Chaux-des-Breuleux and some significant areas of mud; then you’ll ride through vast forest meadows which are mountain biking paradise. About halfway through the trail, you can enjoy a break in the village of Les Bois. Some useful information for families: from the village of Les Bois and along the second part of the route, if the round trip seems too long for you, it is possible to take the train CJ (Chemins de Fer du Jura).

The second part of the trail is easy; you’ll go through typical villages like Le Creux-des-Biches and Le Peu Pequignot. Next you will arrive at Le Noirmont, a friendly village famous for its gastronomy. After a short climb, you will reach the highest point of the journey at 3'527 ft. There is pedestrian access to the rocky edge of Les Sommêtres. Here there are beautiful views with the Le Doubs river below. The sight of Les Sommêtres (between Le Noirmont and Muriaux) is indicated by a footpath for walkers. There is access by foot only so leave your bike at the trailhead. Afterwards you take your bike again to go down the hill to Muriaux , then Saignelégier.
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Length:
42 km
of which unsurfaced: 14 km
of which Singletrail: 4 km
Requirements:
medium
Conditions:
medium
Height difference:
Saignelégier–Saignelégier: 660 m
Saignelégier–Saignelégier: 660 m

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Arrival / return travel Saignelégier
 
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This route is only signposted in one direction: Saigenlégier – Les Bois – Noirmont – Saignelégier
Mountainbiking in swiss parks
 
The Freiberge hills around Saingnelégier offer Jura landscapes like in a picture book. The idyllic Gruère lake and the border river Doubs are part of the natural resources in the nature park.
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Jura Tourisme
Place du 23-Juin 6
2350 Saignelégier
Tel. +41 (0)32 432 41 50
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Goumois
Goumois
Saignelégier
Saignelégier
Tramelan
Tramelan
Saint-Imier
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A rare cattle droving track
A rare cattle droving track
Centre Nature, Les Cerlatez
Centre Nature, Les Cerlatez
Doubs Canoë
Doubs Canoë
Doubs Nature Park
Doubs Nature Park
Lake Etang de la Gruère
Lake Etang de la Gruère
Scooter-biking in the Franches-Montagnes
Scooter-biking in the Franches-Montagnes
Fondation pour le Cheval
Fondation pour le Cheval
Astronomic observatory Mont- Soleil
Astronomic observatory Mont- Soleil
Chasseral Regional Park
Chasseral Regional Park
Fromagerie Tête de Moine
Fromagerie Tête de Moine
Espace Découverte Energie
Espace Découverte Energie
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Centre de Loisirs des Franches-Montagnes
Centre de Loisirs des Franches-Montagnes
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Ferme de Belfond
Ferme de Belfond
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Gîte Chez Toinette
Gîte Chez Toinette
Saignelégier
Auberge de Jeunesse Le Bémont
Auberge de Jeunesse Le Bémont
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Gîte les Hirondelles
Gîte les Hirondelles
Montfaucon
Bio- und Erlebnishof Les Joux
Bio- und Erlebnishof Les Joux
Les Genevez JU
Ferme de la famille Cattin
Ferme de la famille Cattin
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La Clôsurate
La Clôsurate
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Ferme le peu Girard
Ferme le peu Girard
Les Breuleux
Hotel-Restaurant de la Balance
Hotel-Restaurant de la Balance
Les Breuleux
Auberge L’Assesseur
Auberge L’Assesseur
Mont-Soleil
Ferien-Reiten-Trekking
Ferien-Reiten-Trekking
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Ferme Amstutz
Ferme Amstutz
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Logis des Sommêtres
Logis des Sommêtres
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