3 Jura Bike
3 Jura Bike
3 Jura Bike
3 Jura Bike
3 Jura Bike
3 Jura Bike
3 Jura Bike
3 Jura Bike

Mountainbiking

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Jura Bike

Stage 4, St-Ursanne–Saignelégier

Route report
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Jura Bike

Once again, the Doubs dominates the first half of this stage. The stretch along the river runs through a wonderfully remote region, before a long ascent to the Franches Montagnes plateau takes you back to civilization. Dry stone walling, isolated farmsteads and grazing horses accompany you to Saignelégier.
Always following the banks of the Doubs river, this stage begins far from civilization. The Doubs has carved its way deep into the countryside, but then, the trail finally begins to rise. Instead of branching off back to the river bank, the route now climbs high up to the plateau of the Franches Montagnes. The area is known for its dry stone walls, remote farmhouses and the native horses of the region.

The route continues just as one would picture. The Jura region could not be more typical. The path keeps going, sometimes on trails, sometimes on gravel or short distances on small roads, all the way to Saignelégier.

The capital of the Franches-Montagnes district of Jura still shows signs of the long-past heyday of watchmaking, and large buildings bear witness to the industrialization of that time. To this day, the Maurice Lacroix watch company is a major employer in Saignelégier. Another flagship product is Tête de Moine AOC cheese, produced in a local dairy.
Once again, the Doubs dominates the first half of this stage. The stretch along the river runs through a wonderfully remote region, before a long ascent to the Franches Montagnes plateau takes you back to civilization. Dry stone walling, isolated farmsteads and grazing horses accompany you to Saignelégier.
Always following the banks of the Doubs river, this stage begins far from civilization. The Doubs has carved its way deep into the countryside, but then, the trail finally begins to rise. Instead of branching off back to the river bank, the route now climbs high up to the plateau of the Franches Montagnes. The area is known for its dry stone walls, remote farmhouses and the native horses of the region.

The route continues just as one would picture. The Jura region could not be more typical. The path keeps going, sometimes on trails, sometimes on gravel or short distances on small roads, all the way to Saignelégier.

The capital of the Franches-Montagnes district of Jura still shows signs of the long-past heyday of watchmaking, and large buildings bear witness to the industrialization of that time. To this day, the Maurice Lacroix watch company is a major employer in Saignelégier. Another flagship product is Tête de Moine AOC cheese, produced in a local dairy.
30 km
Asphalted: 18 km
Natural surface: 12 km
of which Singletrail: 2 km
900 m | 360 m
medium | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel St-Ursanne
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Push-only passage
Pushing sections: St-Ursanne–Saignelégier approx. 10 min. / Saignelégier–St-Ursanne approx. 5 min.
Ascent Saignelégier
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Ascent Saignelégier
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
St-Ursanne–Saignelégier via Glovelier
Reason: metres in height saved approx. 720m.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Saignelégier
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Services

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
Hotel et Camping de Tariche
Hotel et Camping de Tariche
St-Ursanne
Auberge de la Gare
Auberge de la Gare
Montfaucon
Hôtel du Cerf
Hôtel du Cerf
Soubey
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
Auberge de Jeunesse Le Bémont
Auberge de Jeunesse Le Bémont
Le Bémont JU
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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

St-Ursanne
St-Ursanne
Glovelier
Glovelier
Soubey
Soubey
Goumois
Goumois
Saignelégier
Saignelégier
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Places of interest

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
Centre Nature, Les Cerlatez
Centre Nature, Les Cerlatez
Doubs Canoë
Doubs Nature Park
Doubs Nature Park
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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