723 La Courtine Bike
723 La Courtine Bike

Mountainbiking

La Courtine Bike

La Courtine Bike

Montfaucon (Pré Petitjean)–Montfaucon (Pré Petitjean)

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La Courtine Bike

La Courtine Bike

Easy route starting at the train station of Montfaucon (Le Pré-Petitjean), leading through the lovely typical landscapes and nature scenery of the Franches Montagnes.
After a short while, the little pond of Plain de Saigne appears, as it seems, right out of a fairytale, inviting to take a peaceful rest. After the restaurant of La Combe, the path through the typical wooded pastures starts to be more strenuous. It passes through Lajoux on to Les Genevez. These two villages, together with Fornet and Bellelay, form a region called La Courtine.

The oldest farmhouse of the Jura is found in Les Genevez. It was built in the 16th century and is now a farming museum. Recent analyses showed that the building was constructed with wood felled in 1514. The Jurassic farming museum of Les Genevez gives an insight into the life of two families of farmers in centuries past: how they were living, but also how they were farming their land in former times.

The path then goes on through small hamlets and passes by more of the typical farmhouses, huge pine trees, and pastures with horses grazing. Here the riding is easy with practically no differences in altitude. After Les Montbovats you get back to the starting point. In Le Pré-Petitjean, there is a steam train at the Dépôt de la Traction. Why not stop by and have a look, there might be some volunteers working on it.
Easy route starting at the train station of Montfaucon (Le Pré-Petitjean), leading through the lovely typical landscapes and nature scenery of the Franches Montagnes.
After a short while, the little pond of Plain de Saigne appears, as it seems, right out of a fairytale, inviting to take a peaceful rest. After the restaurant of La Combe, the path through the typical wooded pastures starts to be more strenuous. It passes through Lajoux on to Les Genevez. These two villages, together with Fornet and Bellelay, form a region called La Courtine.

The oldest farmhouse of the Jura is found in Les Genevez. It was built in the 16th century and is now a farming museum. Recent analyses showed that the building was constructed with wood felled in 1514. The Jurassic farming museum of Les Genevez gives an insight into the life of two families of farmers in centuries past: how they were living, but also how they were farming their land in former times.

The path then goes on through small hamlets and passes by more of the typical farmhouses, huge pine trees, and pastures with horses grazing. Here the riding is easy with practically no differences in altitude. After Les Montbovats you get back to the starting point. In Le Pré-Petitjean, there is a steam train at the Dépôt de la Traction. Why not stop by and have a look, there might be some volunteers working on it.
22 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 12 km
Natural surface: 10 km
of which Singletrail: 0 km
460 m | 460 m
easy | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Montfaucon (Pré-Petitjean)
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Montfaucon–Lajoux–Les Genevez–Montfaucon

Hints

Hint
The farming museum of Les Genevez isn't always open, inquire about the opening hours beforehand by calling +41 (0) 32 484 00 80.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Montfaucon (Pré-Petitjean)
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Contact

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

Services

Accommodation

Auberge de la Gare
Auberge de la Gare
Montfaucon
Scheidegger Ranch
Scheidegger Ranch
Tramelan
Bio- und Erlebnishof Les Joux
Bio- und Erlebnishof Les Joux
Les Genevez JU
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Places of interest

Scooter-biking in the Franches-Montagnes
Scooter-biking in the Franches-Montagnes
Autruches Aventure
Autruches Aventure
La Rouge Eau (Saicourt)
La Rouge Eau (Saicourt)
Tête de Moine cheese museum of Bellelay
Tête de Moine cheese museum of Bellelay
Lake Etang de la Gruère
Lake Etang de la Gruère
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Swimming

Château outdoor swimming pool in Tramelan
Château outdoor swimming pool in Tramelan
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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