Cycling in Switzerland

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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 2, St-Ursanne–Soubey
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 1, Porrentruy–St-Ursanne
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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 3, Porrentruy–St-Ursanne
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Chemin du Jura
Chemin du Jura
Stage 4, St-Ursanne–Glovelier
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Parcours de St-Ursanne
Parcours de St-Ursanne
Route 464, St-Ursanne–St-Ursanne
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Chemin du 100e du CAS Jura
Chemin du 100e du CAS Jura
Route 453, St-Ursanne–Lucelle
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 2, Courgenay (Courtemautruy)–Saignelégier
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 1, Basel–Courgenay (Courtemautruy)
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Jura Bike
Jura Bike
Clos du Doubs
Saint-Ursanne on the Doubs

Saint-Ursanne on the Doubs

The picturesque small town of Saint-Ursanne lies on the river Doubs. The river makes a wide bend here, forming an almost 30-kilometre-long stretch on Swiss territory. Switzerland’s rarest fish species can be found in this section of the Doubs: e.g. the apron or “King of the Doubs”.
Saint-Ursanne is the canton of Jura’s third historical town after Porrentruy and Delémont. The small town on the river Doubs has a pitcturesque medieval townscape.

A long stretch of the river Doubs forms the border between Switzerland and France. At Saint-Ursanne it flows into a pronounced bend which is located entirely on Swiss territory.

This section of the river is known as the Clos du Doubs, i.e. "Doubs enclosure”. Long stretches of the river are difficult to access and have therefore remained very natural. Despite this, however, hydroelectric power plants have a negative impact on the river’s water regime. Thanks to a Swiss-French project, however, it has been possible to improve this situation significantly.

One of Switzerland’s rarest fish species lives in Swiss section of the Doubs: i.e. the apron or "King of the Doubs”. The stock of this strictly protected species, which only occurs in the Rhone catchment area, was estimated at 80 to 160 adult specimens in 1999.
The picturesque small town of Saint-Ursanne lies on the river Doubs. The river makes a wide bend here, forming an almost 30-kilometre-long stretch on Swiss territory. Switzerland’s rarest fish species can be found in this section of the Doubs: e.g. the apron or “King of the Doubs”.
Saint-Ursanne is the canton of Jura’s third historical town after Porrentruy and Delémont. The small town on the river Doubs has a pitcturesque medieval townscape.

A long stretch of the river Doubs forms the border between Switzerland and France. At Saint-Ursanne it flows into a pronounced bend which is located entirely on Swiss territory.

This section of the river is known as the Clos du Doubs, i.e. "Doubs enclosure”. Long stretches of the river are difficult to access and have therefore remained very natural. Despite this, however, hydroelectric power plants have a negative impact on the river’s water regime. Thanks to a Swiss-French project, however, it has been possible to improve this situation significantly.

One of Switzerland’s rarest fish species lives in Swiss section of the Doubs: i.e. the apron or "King of the Doubs”. The stock of this strictly protected species, which only occurs in the Rhone catchment area, was estimated at 80 to 160 adult specimens in 1999.

Saint-Ursanne on the Doubs

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Bundesamt für Umwelt
Bundesinventar der Landschaften
und Naturdenkmäler von nationaler Bedeutung (BLN)
BLN-Objekt-Nr. 1006
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bln@bafu.admin.ch
www.bafu.admin.ch/bln

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St-Ursanne
St-Ursanne
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Accommodation

Eco-Chalet
Eco-Chalet
St-Ursanne
La Couronne
La Couronne
St-Ursanne
Le Chandelier et Camping de St-Ursanne
Le Chandelier et Camping de St-Ursanne
St-Ursanne
Ma Petite Fontaine
Ma Petite Fontaine
Seleute
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Hiking in the surroundings

Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 2, St-Ursanne–Soubey
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Trans Swiss Trail
Trans Swiss Trail
Stage 1, Porrentruy–St-Ursanne
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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 3, Porrentruy–St-Ursanne
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Chemin du Jura
Chemin du Jura
Stage 4, St-Ursanne–Glovelier
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Parcours de St-Ursanne
Parcours de St-Ursanne
Route 464, St-Ursanne–St-Ursanne
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Chemin du 100e du CAS Jura
Chemin du 100e du CAS Jura
Route 453, St-Ursanne–Lucelle
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Cycling in the surroundings

Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 2, Courgenay (Courtemautruy)–Saignelégier
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 1, Basel–Courgenay (Courtemautruy)
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Biking in the surroundings

Jura Bike
Jura Bike