301 Piste La Grande Boucle
301 Piste La Grande Boucle

Cross-country skiing

Piste La Grande Boucle

Piste La Grande Boucle

Les Breuleux–Les Breuleux

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Piste La Grande Boucle

Piste La Grande Boucle

The "Grande Boucle" is an exceptional cross-country skiing loop for those who want to tour the Franches-Montagnes. The gentle downhill gradient runs for 42km, the same distance as a marathon. This route criss-crosses the region and its unspoiled landscapes.
The Franches-Montagnes are a real paradise for cross-country skiers. The plateau at an altitude of 1000m is comprised of pastured woodland, picturesque farms that are typical of the region and clear, sunlit green areas. This is the ideal place to recharge your batteries and discover the scenery and cultural highlights of the region.

The starting point is located in Les Breuleux, the region's Nordic skiing centre. The piste heads in a westerly direction, gliding across the pasturelands of Les Breuleux. Its slalom, weaving in and out of snowy pine trees, is superb and unique. The piste is practically flat until you reach La Combe à la Biche. Then, heading towards the villages of Les Bois, Le Noirmont and Saignelégier, the piste becomes slightly hillier. The landscape is more open too. Here you are closer to civilisation. The piste between Saignelégier and Le Cernil is increasingly twisty and is very varied. From Le Cernil towards Les Breuleux, the piste is flat and very exposed, the perfect ‘boulevard’ for sledging. Around Les Cerlatez, you'll have the chance to visit Etang de la Gruère lake, which may be frozen over.

The «Grande Boucle» is a real journey, an expedition and a unique experience that can be completed over two days in order to enjoy the region's numerous attractive features.
The "Grande Boucle" is an exceptional cross-country skiing loop for those who want to tour the Franches-Montagnes. The gentle downhill gradient runs for 42km, the same distance as a marathon. This route criss-crosses the region and its unspoiled landscapes.
The Franches-Montagnes are a real paradise for cross-country skiers. The plateau at an altitude of 1000m is comprised of pastured woodland, picturesque farms that are typical of the region and clear, sunlit green areas. This is the ideal place to recharge your batteries and discover the scenery and cultural highlights of the region.

The starting point is located in Les Breuleux, the region's Nordic skiing centre. The piste heads in a westerly direction, gliding across the pasturelands of Les Breuleux. Its slalom, weaving in and out of snowy pine trees, is superb and unique. The piste is practically flat until you reach La Combe à la Biche. Then, heading towards the villages of Les Bois, Le Noirmont and Saignelégier, the piste becomes slightly hillier. The landscape is more open too. Here you are closer to civilisation. The piste between Saignelégier and Le Cernil is increasingly twisty and is very varied. From Le Cernil towards Les Breuleux, the piste is flat and very exposed, the perfect ‘boulevard’ for sledging. Around Les Cerlatez, you'll have the chance to visit Etang de la Gruère lake, which may be frozen over.

The «Grande Boucle» is a real journey, an expedition and a unique experience that can be completed over two days in order to enjoy the region's numerous attractive features.
46 km | 1 Stage
760 m | 760 m
classic+skating | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Les Breuleux
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Season

Winter season
The winter season generally lasts from mid-December to mid-March.
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Signalization

Direction of signposting
The route is only signposted in clockwise direction: Les Breuleux–La Combe à la Biche–Les Bois– Le Noirmont–Saignelégier–Le Cernil–Les Breuleux.

Hints

Ski rent and cross-country pass
Information on the local cross-country skiing map, cross-country ski hire and changing and shower facilities:
www.juratourisme.ch

Contact

Jura Tourisme
Rue de la Gruère 6
2359 Saignelégier
Tel. +41 (0)32 432 41 60
info@juratourisme.ch
www.juratourisme.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel-Restaurant de la Balance
Hotel-Restaurant de la Balance
Les Breuleux
Amis de la Nature, Chalet de Mont-Soleil
Amis de la Nature, Chalet de Mont-Soleil
Mont-Soleil
BnB Clemens Ruben
BnB Clemens Ruben
Mont-Soleil
Auberge Mont-Soleil
Auberge Mont-Soleil
Mont-Soleil
Ferien-Reiten-Trekking
Ferien-Reiten-Trekking
La Ferrière
Hotel de la Chaux-d'Abel
Hotel de la Chaux-d'Abel
La Ferrière
Little Ranch
Little Ranch
La Ferrière
Cerneux-au-Marie
Cerneux-au-Marie
Les Bois
Espace Paysan Horloger
Espace Paysan Horloger
Le Boéchet
Maison Georges Wenger
Maison Georges Wenger
Le Noirmont
Auberge du Peu-Péquignot
Auberge du Peu-Péquignot
Le Noirmont
Hôtel du Soleil
Hôtel du Soleil
Le Noirmont
Logis des Sommêtres
Logis des Sommêtres
Le Noirmont
Centre de Loisirs des Franches-Montagnes
Centre de Loisirs des Franches-Montagnes
Saignelégier
Gîte Chez Toinette
Gîte Chez Toinette
Saignelégier
Hôtel Cristal
Hôtel Cristal
Saignelégier
Auberge de Jeunesse Le Bémont
Auberge de Jeunesse Le Bémont
Le Bémont JU
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Places

Saignelégier
Saignelégier
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Places of interest

Astronomic observatory Mont- Soleil
Astronomic observatory Mont- Soleil
Fondation pour le Cheval
Fondation pour le Cheval
A rare cattle droving track
A rare cattle droving track
Centre Nature, Les Cerlatez
Centre Nature, Les Cerlatez
Doubs Nature Park
Doubs Nature Park
Lake Etang de la Gruère
Lake Etang de la Gruère
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Signalization

Signalization
For cross-country skiing, follow the logo indicated on the turquoise signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization