31 Chemin du Jura
31 Chemin du Jura
31 Chemin du Jura
31 Chemin du Jura
31 Chemin du Jura
31 Chemin du Jura
31 Chemin du Jura
31 Chemin du Jura

Hiking

Chemin du Jura

Chemin du Jura

Delémont–Porrentruy–St-Ursanne–Saignelégier

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Chemin du Jura

Chemin du Jura

The walk from Delémont is a tour through the Canton Jura and its attractive scenery, from the heights of the Delémont Valley via the Ajoie region and the Doubs Valley, through the Combe Tabeillon nature preserve and to the Freiberge Mountain plateau with lovely, historic towns such as Porrentruy and St-Ursanne.
This route consists of five stages and leads through the entire Canton Jura with fascinating landscapes between valleys and mountains, small historic towns and amazing views. From Delémont the route follows the ridges and the shore of Lake Lucelle to Porrentruy. The old town with its stately buildings in baroque, gothic and neo-classical style is well worth a visit. And so is the majestic castle from the Middle Ages, which dominates the city. The third historic town in the Canton Jura is St-Ursanne, also known as the “pearl of the Jura”. Especially attractive is the view from the four-arched stone bridge spanning the Doubs of the medieval town with its monastery and the church.

A lovely, flat path then meanders across the meadows and along the banks of the river, all the way to Tariche, where we cross the Doubs near the holiday centre and subsequently the mountain. The route follows the path commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Canton Jura, which was founded in 1979. It passes the rock where the three regions of the canton meet. The views from the ridge of the Delémont and Doubs valleys are marvellous. Before taking the route down to Glovelier, the World War I defence structures should not be missed.

The last section leads through the Combe Tabeillon nature preserve. The scenery along the Tabeillon river alternates between meadows, ponds, ravines and forests. The area is untouched and pure with a wide variety of fauna and flora along the shaded wilderness of the valley floor. Don’t miss the protected moor ponds Bollement and Plain-de-Saigne right next to the trail. In between, the route follows the rails of the Chemin de Fer du Jura (CJ). Before reaching the destination of Saignelégier the route crosses the slightly rolling high plateau of the Freiberge Mountains. The region is well-known for the horses of the same name and the typical pastured woodlands.
The walk from Delémont is a tour through the Canton Jura and its attractive scenery, from the heights of the Delémont Valley via the Ajoie region and the Doubs Valley, through the Combe Tabeillon nature preserve and to the Freiberge Mountain plateau with lovely, historic towns such as Porrentruy and St-Ursanne.
This route consists of five stages and leads through the entire Canton Jura with fascinating landscapes between valleys and mountains, small historic towns and amazing views. From Delémont the route follows the ridges and the shore of Lake Lucelle to Porrentruy. The old town with its stately buildings in baroque, gothic and neo-classical style is well worth a visit. And so is the majestic castle from the Middle Ages, which dominates the city. The third historic town in the Canton Jura is St-Ursanne, also known as the “pearl of the Jura”. Especially attractive is the view from the four-arched stone bridge spanning the Doubs of the medieval town with its monastery and the church.

A lovely, flat path then meanders across the meadows and along the banks of the river, all the way to Tariche, where we cross the Doubs near the holiday centre and subsequently the mountain. The route follows the path commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Canton Jura, which was founded in 1979. It passes the rock where the three regions of the canton meet. The views from the ridge of the Delémont and Doubs valleys are marvellous. Before taking the route down to Glovelier, the World War I defence structures should not be missed.

The last section leads through the Combe Tabeillon nature preserve. The scenery along the Tabeillon river alternates between meadows, ponds, ravines and forests. The area is untouched and pure with a wide variety of fauna and flora along the shaded wilderness of the valley floor. Don’t miss the protected moor ponds Bollement and Plain-de-Saigne right next to the trail. In between, the route follows the rails of the Chemin de Fer du Jura (CJ). Before reaching the destination of Saignelégier the route crosses the slightly rolling high plateau of the Freiberge Mountains. The region is well-known for the horses of the same name and the typical pastured woodlands.
93 km | 5 Stages
3200 m | 2600 m
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Delémont
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Arrival / return travel Saignelégier
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Services

Accommodation

Auberge de Jeunesse Delémont
Auberge de Jeunesse Delémont
Delémont
Hôtel Ibis Delémont
Hôtel Ibis Delémont
Delémont
Amis de la Nature section de Delémont
Amis de la Nature section de Delémont
Delémont
Centre St-François
Centre St-François
Delémont
Hôtel Restaurant Victoria
Hôtel Restaurant Victoria
Delémont
Hôtel du Boeuf
Hôtel du Boeuf
Delémont
Hôtel-Restaurant le National
Hôtel-Restaurant le National
Delémont
Bed & Breakfast No. 57
Bed & Breakfast No. 57
Asuel
Hôtel Restaurant La Caquerelle
Hôtel Restaurant La Caquerelle
Col des Rangiers
Ferme du Bonheur
Ferme du Bonheur
Porrentruy
Un Ange Passe
Un Ange Passe
Porrentruy
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
Hotel et Camping de Tariche
Hotel et Camping de Tariche
St-Ursanne
Auberge de la Gare
Auberge de la Gare
Montfaucon
Auberge de Jeunesse Le Bémont
Auberge de Jeunesse Le Bémont
Le Bémont JU
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
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Places

Delémont
Delémont
Lucelle
Lucelle
Porrentruy
Porrentruy
St-Ursanne
St-Ursanne
Glovelier
Glovelier
Saignelégier
Saignelégier
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Places of interest

Coutellerie Wenger
Coutellerie Wenger
Delémont, Le Mexique–Vorbourg
Delémont, Le Mexique–Vorbourg
Musée jurassien d'Art et d'Histoire
Musée jurassien d'Art et d'Histoire
JURASSICA Museum
JURASSICA Museum
Saint-Ursanne on the Doubs
Saint-Ursanne on the Doubs
St-Ursanne bridge
St-Ursanne bridge
Scooter-biking in the Franches-Montagnes
Scooter-biking in the Franches-Montagnes
A rare cattle droving track
A rare cattle droving track
Doubs Nature Park
Doubs Nature Park
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization