252 Valanvron Tour
252 Valanvron Tour

Cycling in Switzerland

Valanvron Tour

Valanvron Tour

La Chaux-de-Fonds–Les Combettes-Le Valanvron–La Chaux-de-Fonds

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Valanvron Tour

Valanvron Tour

From the city to the idyllic countryside in just a few minutes: the short bike tour to Le Valanvron takes you from the gates of La Chaux-de-Fonds to the typical Jura landscapes with dry stone walls, farms, cows and horses. Worthwhile detours: a vantage point with a view of the Doubs, and a visit to the watchmaking town.
Valanvron is the name of a district located to the north-east of the watchmaking town of La Chaux-de-Fonds in the Neuchâtel Jura region. The route starts at the Gare de l'Est, a small train station of the Jura railways. It crosses the town with a slight climb to the Bel-Air neighbourhood. Since the route is mostly even and easy, it can be ridden in both directions without any problems from here on.

The tour offers beautiful sceneries typical of the Neuchâtel Jura: dry stone walls, wide fields, old Neuchâtel farmhouses, herds of cows and horses. All this is particularly enjoyable on the quiet roads with little traffic. About halfway along the route, it is worth making a detour to the viewpoint at La Roche Guillaume, about 800 metres from the route. It offers a magnificent panorama of the meandering Doubs river and France to the north.

As the tour is short, there is enough time to visit the watchmaking town of La Chaux-de-Fonds (1000 m a.s.l.) afterwards. The cityscape looks like a huge chessboard. Due to the linear arrangement of the wide roads the watchmakers had a great deal of light, their most important tool. Because of its exceptional construction style the city together with adjacent Le Locle was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
From the city to the idyllic countryside in just a few minutes: the short bike tour to Le Valanvron takes you from the gates of La Chaux-de-Fonds to the typical Jura landscapes with dry stone walls, farms, cows and horses. Worthwhile detours: a vantage point with a view of the Doubs, and a visit to the watchmaking town.
Valanvron is the name of a district located to the north-east of the watchmaking town of La Chaux-de-Fonds in the Neuchâtel Jura region. The route starts at the Gare de l'Est, a small train station of the Jura railways. It crosses the town with a slight climb to the Bel-Air neighbourhood. Since the route is mostly even and easy, it can be ridden in both directions without any problems from here on.

The tour offers beautiful sceneries typical of the Neuchâtel Jura: dry stone walls, wide fields, old Neuchâtel farmhouses, herds of cows and horses. All this is particularly enjoyable on the quiet roads with little traffic. About halfway along the route, it is worth making a detour to the viewpoint at La Roche Guillaume, about 800 metres from the route. It offers a magnificent panorama of the meandering Doubs river and France to the north.

As the tour is short, there is enough time to visit the watchmaking town of La Chaux-de-Fonds (1000 m a.s.l.) afterwards. The cityscape looks like a huge chessboard. Due to the linear arrangement of the wide roads the watchmakers had a great deal of light, their most important tool. Because of its exceptional construction style the city together with adjacent Le Locle was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
15 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 15 km
Natural surface: 0 km
280 m | 280 m
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel La Chaux-de-Fonds-Est
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Arrival / return travel La Chaux-de-Fonds-Est
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Contact

Tourisme neuchâtelois
Hôtel des Postes, Place du Port 2
2000 Neuchâtel
Tel. +41 (0)32 889 68 90
info@ne.ch
www.neuchateltourisme.ch

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Accommodation

Camping Bois-du-Couvent
Camping Bois-du-Couvent
La Chaux-de-Fonds
Hôtel Athmos
Hôtel Athmos
La Chaux-de-Fonds
Chez Gilles Hôtel – Resto – Bar
Chez Gilles Hôtel – Resto – Bar
La Chaux-de-Fonds
Grand Hôtel Les Endroits
Grand Hôtel Les Endroits
La Chaux-de-Fonds
La Coquille
La Coquille
La Chaux-de-Fonds
La ferme du sommet de Pouillerel
La ferme du sommet de Pouillerel
La Chaux-de-Fonds
Centre de vacances / Camping
Centre de vacances / Camping
La Cibourg
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Places

La Chaux-de-Fonds
La Chaux-de-Fonds
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Places of interest

Watchmaking town planning (UNESCO)
Watchmaking town planning (UNESCO)
International watchmaking museum
International watchmaking museum
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Swimming

Outdoor pool Piscine des Mélèzes in La Chaux-de-Fonds
Outdoor pool Piscine des Mélèzes in La Chaux-de-Fonds
Piscine couverte des Arêtes La Chaux-de-Fonds
Piscine couverte des Arêtes La Chaux-de-Fonds
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Signalization

Signalization
For cycling, 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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