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Glovelier
Chemin du Jura
Chemin du Jura
Stage 4, St-Ursanne–Glovelier
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Chemin du Jura
Chemin du Jura
Stage 5, Glovelier–Saignelégier
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Glovelier
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Stage 2, Delémont–Tramelan
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 2, Courgenay (Courtemautruy)–Saignelégier
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Mountain biking in

Glovelier
Jura Bike
Haute-Sorne
Glovelier

Glovelier

Glovelier, the gateway to the Franches-Montagnes, is located in the far west of the Delsberg Basin. The long, narrow village, which has been part of the community of Haute-Sorne since 2013, extends along the Tabeillon river.
To the west of the cantonal capital lies the village of Glovelier. It is one of the gateways to the Franches-Montagnes, a horse-riding paradise of gently rolling plateaus, pastures, spruce and pine forests. Glovelier has been part of the municipality of Haute-Sorne since 2013. The classic ribbon village is located in the Tabeillon lowland. Shortly afterwards, the river flows in a north-easterly direction past Bassecourt and into the Sorne. The village’s highest point, which includes the hamlet of Sceut, lies at an elevation of 1,004 metres above sea level on the Saulcy ridge.

At the end of the 19th century, the former farming village of Glovelier became an industrial community. A sawmill and a watchmaking workshop provide most of the jobs (status 2020). However, Glovelier was already a settlement as early as 1,000 B.C. This is evidenced by pottery dating from the late Bronze Age which was found on the community’s territory. In addition, coins were found along a road that was already used in Roman times. Glovelier still offers good road access today: It lies on the Delsberg–La Chaux-de-Fonds route and has direct motorway access. In addition to regional train service, the village is also served by the S3, which runs between Basel and Porrentruy.

A popular hike leads from the railway station out through the village and onwards into the Combe Tabeillon gorge, which begins on the Franches-Montagnes plateau. The route first follows a wide trail and then a narrow path up to Etang de Bollement, which is a designated conservation area. The surroundings are pristine, wild and quiet. The often-shady trail runs along jungle-like flora and the railway line of the Chemins de Fer du Jura.

Highlights

  • Village centre with houses built in the typical style of the 17th-19th centuries. In the upper part of the village, the stately Church of Saint-Maurice from the early 20th century is perched on a hill.
  • Combe Tabeillon: An interesting hiking trail leads through the entire gorge. The lower entrance is located in Glovelier. The moorland ponds of Plain-de-Saigne and Bollement are well worth a visit.
  • Home to the Franches-Montagnes horse breed, the Jura is an equestrian paradise with over 200 kilometres of sign-posted horseback riding trails and activities such as horse-drawn cart and carriage rides.
Glovelier, the gateway to the Franches-Montagnes, is located in the far west of the Delsberg Basin. The long, narrow village, which has been part of the community of Haute-Sorne since 2013, extends along the Tabeillon river.
To the west of the cantonal capital lies the village of Glovelier. It is one of the gateways to the Franches-Montagnes, a horse-riding paradise of gently rolling plateaus, pastures, spruce and pine forests. Glovelier has been part of the municipality of Haute-Sorne since 2013. The classic ribbon village is located in the Tabeillon lowland. Shortly afterwards, the river flows in a north-easterly direction past Bassecourt and into the Sorne. The village’s highest point, which includes the hamlet of Sceut, lies at an elevation of 1,004 metres above sea level on the Saulcy ridge.

At the end of the 19th century, the former farming village of Glovelier became an industrial community. A sawmill and a watchmaking workshop provide most of the jobs (status 2020). However, Glovelier was already a settlement as early as 1,000 B.C. This is evidenced by pottery dating from the late Bronze Age which was found on the community’s territory. In addition, coins were found along a road that was already used in Roman times. Glovelier still offers good road access today: It lies on the Delsberg–La Chaux-de-Fonds route and has direct motorway access. In addition to regional train service, the village is also served by the S3, which runs between Basel and Porrentruy.

A popular hike leads from the railway station out through the village and onwards into the Combe Tabeillon gorge, which begins on the Franches-Montagnes plateau. The route first follows a wide trail and then a narrow path up to Etang de Bollement, which is a designated conservation area. The surroundings are pristine, wild and quiet. The often-shady trail runs along jungle-like flora and the railway line of the Chemins de Fer du Jura.

Highlights

  • Village centre with houses built in the typical style of the 17th-19th centuries. In the upper part of the village, the stately Church of Saint-Maurice from the early 20th century is perched on a hill.
  • Combe Tabeillon: An interesting hiking trail leads through the entire gorge. The lower entrance is located in Glovelier. The moorland ponds of Plain-de-Saigne and Bollement are well worth a visit.
  • Home to the Franches-Montagnes horse breed, the Jura is an equestrian paradise with over 200 kilometres of sign-posted horseback riding trails and activities such as horse-drawn cart and carriage rides.

Adresse

Jura Tourisme
Rue de la Gruère 6
2350 Saignelégier
Tel. +41 (0)32 432 41 60
info@juratourisme.ch
www.juratourisme.ch

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Ferme Belle Etoile
Ferme Belle Etoile
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Hiking in

Glovelier
Chemin du Jura
Chemin du Jura
Stage 4, St-Ursanne–Glovelier
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Chemin du Jura
Chemin du Jura
Stage 5, Glovelier–Saignelégier
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Cycling in

Glovelier
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Basel–Franches-Montagnes
Stage 2, Delémont–Tramelan
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Jura Route
Jura Route
Stage 2, Courgenay (Courtemautruy)–Saignelégier
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Mountain biking in

Glovelier
Jura Bike