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Hiking in the surroundings

Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 4, Saignelégier–St-Imier
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 3, Soubey–Saignelégier
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Au fil du Doubs
Au fil du Doubs
Stage 1, Les Brenets–Maison Monsieur
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Au fil du Doubs
Au fil du Doubs
Stage 2, Maison Monsieur–Goumois
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Au fil du Doubs
Au fil du Doubs
Stage 3, Goumois–Soubey
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Au fil du Doubs
Au fil du Doubs
Stage 4, Soubey–St-Ursanne
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Chemin du Jura
Chemin du Jura
Stage 5, Glovelier–Saignelégier
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Parcours de Saignelégier
Parcours de Saignelégier
Route 465, Saignelégier–Saignelégier
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Cycling in the surroundings

Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 3, Saignelégier–La Chaux-de-Fonds
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 2, Courgenay (Courtemautruy)–Saignelégier
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Biking in the surroundings

Jura Bike
Jura Bike
Franches-Montagnes Tour
Saignelégier
Doubs Nature Park

Doubs Nature Park

Extensive pastured woodlands and forests define the regional cultural landscape in the Park, which has been formed over the centuries through cattle farming and horse breeding. On the northern limit of the plateau, the ground drops down to the River Doubs, which forms the natural border to France.
The Doubs flows through a magnificent canyon-like gorge, surrounded by cliffs and steep forests. This enchanting river is gentle and wild at the same time, depending on the region. The fascinating natural and cultural landscapes of the Doubs valley and its plateaus with the extensive pastured woodlands are the basis of the Doubs regional nature park. However, the project is based not just on its landscapes, but also on the skills of the population - be it the art of watchmaking or the breeding of the famous Freiberger horses.

Two aspect deserve particular attention, both the cross-border character of the Nature Park through the co-operation with the «Pays Horloger» in neighbouring France as well as the significance of the watchmaking towns of La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage and gateways to the park.

A wide range of outdoor leisure activities in the nature are possible, thanks to the excellent public transport system in the region. The best is to explore the river valley and its slopes down to the river. The Freiberger plateau is a paradise both for horse lovers and mountain bikers. Here they find trials that are tailor-made for them and offer them intensive outdoor experiences. In winter, cross-country skiers can enjoy a comprehensive range of several 100 kilometres of prepared trails, and for snow-shoe enthusiasts there are many trails suiting all tastes.
Extensive pastured woodlands and forests define the regional cultural landscape in the Park, which has been formed over the centuries through cattle farming and horse breeding. On the northern limit of the plateau, the ground drops down to the River Doubs, which forms the natural border to France.
The Doubs flows through a magnificent canyon-like gorge, surrounded by cliffs and steep forests. This enchanting river is gentle and wild at the same time, depending on the region. The fascinating natural and cultural landscapes of the Doubs valley and its plateaus with the extensive pastured woodlands are the basis of the Doubs regional nature park. However, the project is based not just on its landscapes, but also on the skills of the population - be it the art of watchmaking or the breeding of the famous Freiberger horses.

Two aspect deserve particular attention, both the cross-border character of the Nature Park through the co-operation with the «Pays Horloger» in neighbouring France as well as the significance of the watchmaking towns of La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage and gateways to the park.

A wide range of outdoor leisure activities in the nature are possible, thanks to the excellent public transport system in the region. The best is to explore the river valley and its slopes down to the river. The Freiberger plateau is a paradise both for horse lovers and mountain bikers. Here they find trials that are tailor-made for them and offer them intensive outdoor experiences. In winter, cross-country skiers can enjoy a comprehensive range of several 100 kilometres of prepared trails, and for snow-shoe enthusiasts there are many trails suiting all tastes.

Doubs Nature Park

Adresse

Parc naturel régional du Doubs
Place du 23-Juin 6
2350 Saignelégier
Tel. +41 (0)32 420 46 70
info@parcdoubs.ch
www.parcdoubs.ch

Services

Places

Goumois
Goumois
Saignelégier
Saignelégier
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Accommodation

Centre de Loisirs des Franches-Montagnes
Centre de Loisirs des Franches-Montagnes
Saignelégier
Ferme de Belfond
Ferme de Belfond
Goumois
Gîte Chez Toinette
Gîte Chez Toinette
Saignelégier
Hôtel Cristal
Hôtel Cristal
Saignelégier
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Hiking in the surroundings

Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 4, Saignelégier–St-Imier
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 3, Soubey–Saignelégier
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Au fil du Doubs
Au fil du Doubs
Stage 1, Les Brenets–Maison Monsieur
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Au fil du Doubs
Au fil du Doubs
Stage 2, Maison Monsieur–Goumois
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Au fil du Doubs
Au fil du Doubs
Stage 3, Goumois–Soubey
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Au fil du Doubs
Au fil du Doubs
Stage 4, Soubey–St-Ursanne
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Chemin du Jura
Chemin du Jura
Stage 5, Glovelier–Saignelégier
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Parcours de Saignelégier
Parcours de Saignelégier
Route 465, Saignelégier–Saignelégier
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Cycling in the surroundings

Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 3, Saignelégier–La Chaux-de-Fonds
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 2, Courgenay (Courtemautruy)–Saignelégier
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Biking in the surroundings

Jura Bike
Jura Bike
Franches-Montagnes Tour