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Stage 6, La Chaux-de-Fonds–Couvet

Route report
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On the route leading to Couvet, water is the recurring element. First the cool and thunderous Saut du Doubs Falls, then the firewater in the form of Couvet, the legendary Green Fairy.
The morning on the way from La Chaux-de-Fonds begins with a spectacle of nature. From the city centre, the route climbs up a bit to Gros-Crêt, followed by a fun downhill ride to Lac de Moron where you hear a thundering noise: at the Saut du Doubs Falls the river plunges almost 30 meters down through the rocks – a breathtaking view. While the Doubs moved leisurely through the deeply cut riverbed three days ago near St-Ursanne, it now plummets down with a frightening roar.

On a small road the route continues to Le Locle and on to Grand Sommartel. The inconspicuous peak is the starting point of a lengthy downhill ride to Couvet in the Val de Travers – the end of today’s stage. Water is also a priority here, but this time it is «firewater». The Val de Travers is the home of absinth – which in turn offers a suitable opportunity to end the trip in style with a glass of the spirit called the «Green Fairy».
On the route leading to Couvet, water is the recurring element. First the cool and thunderous Saut du Doubs Falls, then the firewater in the form of Couvet, the legendary Green Fairy.
The morning on the way from La Chaux-de-Fonds begins with a spectacle of nature. From the city centre, the route climbs up a bit to Gros-Crêt, followed by a fun downhill ride to Lac de Moron where you hear a thundering noise: at the Saut du Doubs Falls the river plunges almost 30 meters down through the rocks – a breathtaking view. While the Doubs moved leisurely through the deeply cut riverbed three days ago near St-Ursanne, it now plummets down with a frightening roar.

On a small road the route continues to Le Locle and on to Grand Sommartel. The inconspicuous peak is the starting point of a lengthy downhill ride to Couvet in the Val de Travers – the end of today’s stage. Water is also a priority here, but this time it is «firewater». The Val de Travers is the home of absinth – which in turn offers a suitable opportunity to end the trip in style with a glass of the spirit called the «Green Fairy».
52 km
Asphalted: 25 km
Natural surface: 27 km
of which Singletrail: 3 km
1400 m | 1650 m
medium | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel La Chaux-de-Fonds
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Push-only passage
Pushing sections: La Chaux-de-Fonds–Couvet approx. 15 min. / Couvet–La Chaux-de-Fonds approx. 15 min.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Couvet
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Services

Accommodation

La Coquille
La Coquille
La Chaux-de-Fonds
Camping Bois-du-Couvent
Camping Bois-du-Couvent
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
Hôtel Athmos
Hôtel Athmos
La Chaux-de-Fonds
La ferme du sommet de Pouillerel
La ferme du sommet de Pouillerel
La Chaux-de-Fonds
B&B La Salomé
B&B La Salomé
Les Planchettes
Guesthouse Le Locle
Guesthouse Le Locle
Le Locle
Maison DuBois - Chambres d’hôtes
Maison DuBois - Chambres d’hôtes
Le Locle
Hôtel von Bergen
Hôtel von Bergen
La Sagne
Les Favarges 3
Les Favarges 3
Les Ponts-de-Martel
espaceVAL
espaceVAL
Couvet
La Coué
La Coué
Travers
B&B Villa Moncalme
B&B Villa Moncalme
Travers
Hôtel de l'Aigle
Hôtel de l'Aigle
Couvet
La ferme du grand Roumaillard
La ferme du grand Roumaillard
Travers
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Bookable offers

3 Jura Bike
3 Jura Bike
Top of Jura I & II
Top of Jura I & II
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Places

La Chaux-de-Fonds
La Chaux-de-Fonds
Les Brenets
Les Brenets
Le Locle
Le Locle
Couvet
Couvet
Noiraigue
Noiraigue
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Places of interest

International watchmaking museum
International watchmaking museum
Watchmaking town planning (UNESCO)
Watchmaking town planning (UNESCO)
Musée d'horlogerie du Locle
Musée d'horlogerie du Locle
The subterranean mills of Le Col-des-Roches
The subterranean mills of Le Col-des-Roches
Asphalt mines
Asphalt mines
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Swimming

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

Signalization
For mountain biking, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization