712 Franches-Montagnes Tour
712 Franches-Montagnes Tour

Mountainbiking

Franches-Montagnes Tour

Franches-Montagnes Tour

Saignelégier–Saignelégier

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Franches-Montagnes Tour

Franches-Montagnes Tour

Nowhere is the Jura region more typical than in the Franches Montagnes near Saignelégier. And the mountain bike route of the same name runs right through the middle of the hilly mosaic of forests, peatland wilderness areas, green meadows with horses and countless dry stone walls.
There are no actual highlights on the route through the Franches Montagnes, or Freiberg mountains, but the tour as a whole is a highlight. This is evident already on the first section to Les Breuleux. The route runs on a mix of country roads, dirt roads and single trails through a wonderful rolling landscape with scattered small lakes. It could easily be the set of a Hollywood or Bollywood movie. The route could go on like this endlessly – and it does. It meanders through small wooded areas, connects remote farms and continues along many horse pastures. There is a reason for this: The Freiberg horses are the last native Swiss breed and the source of much pride in these parts. You will see more horses than cows on the pastures around here.

Before you start heading back to Saignelégier from Les Bois, take a side trip south of Les Breuleux on the Jura Bike route to Mont Soleil, located to the south, with its countless wind turbines. It is a memorable experience to stand directly below one of these. At the same time, the view from here of the Chasseral on the other side and the Franches Montagnes is quite spectacular.

The way from Le Bois back to Saignelégier is just as interesting as getting there. The mix of country roads, dirt roads and single trails now even offers the best views, especially from the Sommêtres ridge near Le Noirmont.
Nowhere is the Jura region more typical than in the Franches Montagnes near Saignelégier. And the mountain bike route of the same name runs right through the middle of the hilly mosaic of forests, peatland wilderness areas, green meadows with horses and countless dry stone walls.
There are no actual highlights on the route through the Franches Montagnes, or Freiberg mountains, but the tour as a whole is a highlight. This is evident already on the first section to Les Breuleux. The route runs on a mix of country roads, dirt roads and single trails through a wonderful rolling landscape with scattered small lakes. It could easily be the set of a Hollywood or Bollywood movie. The route could go on like this endlessly – and it does. It meanders through small wooded areas, connects remote farms and continues along many horse pastures. There is a reason for this: The Freiberg horses are the last native Swiss breed and the source of much pride in these parts. You will see more horses than cows on the pastures around here.

Before you start heading back to Saignelégier from Les Bois, take a side trip south of Les Breuleux on the Jura Bike route to Mont Soleil, located to the south, with its countless wind turbines. It is a memorable experience to stand directly below one of these. At the same time, the view from here of the Chasseral on the other side and the Franches Montagnes is quite spectacular.

The way from Le Bois back to Saignelégier is just as interesting as getting there. The mix of country roads, dirt roads and single trails now even offers the best views, especially from the Sommêtres ridge near Le Noirmont.
42 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 23 km
Natural surface: 19 km
of which Singletrail: 5 km
640 m | 640 m
medium | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Saignelégier
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Saigenlégier – Les Bois – Noirmont – Saignelégier

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Tours with an e-mountain bike
The tourism organisations had these routes registered specifically as e-mountain bike routes. Technically, they are not too difficult, no passages where the bike has to be carried, short sections where it needs to be pushed, and doable with one battery charge (max. 1000 -1200 m altitude difference). Details about e-mountain biking are available at
www.juratourisme.ch
Mountainbiking in swiss parks
The Freiberge hills around Saingnelégier offer Jura landscapes like in a picture book. The idyllic Gruère lake and the border river Doubs are part of the natural resources in the nature park.
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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

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
Auberge de la Gare
Auberge de la Gare
Montfaucon
Bio- und Erlebnishof Les Joux
Bio- und Erlebnishof Les Joux
Les Genevez JU
Hôtel Restaurant Chalet Mont-Crosin
Hôtel Restaurant Chalet Mont-Crosin
Mont-Crosin
Hotel-Restaurant de la Balance
Hotel-Restaurant de la Balance
Les Breuleux
Restaurant Le Manoir
Restaurant Le Manoir
St-Imier
Amis de la Nature, Chalet de Mont-Soleil
Amis de la Nature, Chalet de Mont-Soleil
Mont-Soleil
Sous le Tilleul
Sous le Tilleul
St-Imier
BnB Clemens Ruben
BnB Clemens Ruben
Mont-Soleil
Auberge Mont-Soleil
Auberge Mont-Soleil
Mont-Soleil
Ferien-Reiten-Trekking
Ferien-Reiten-Trekking
La Ferrière
Hotel de la Chaux-d'Abel
Hotel de la Chaux-d'Abel
La Ferrière
Cerneux-au-Marie
Cerneux-au-Marie
Les Bois
Espace Paysan Horloger
Espace Paysan Horloger
Le Boéchet
Maison Georges Wenger
Maison Georges Wenger
Le Noirmont
Auberge du Peu-Péquignot
Auberge du Peu-Péquignot
Le Noirmont
Hôtel du Soleil
Hôtel du Soleil
Le Noirmont
Logis des Sommêtres
Logis des Sommêtres
Le Noirmont
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Places

Goumois
Goumois
Saignelégier
Saignelégier
Tramelan
Tramelan
Saint-Imier
Saint-Imier
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Places of interest

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
Lake Etang de la Gruère
Lake Etang de la Gruère
Scooter-biking in the Franches-Montagnes
Scooter-biking in the Franches-Montagnes
Fondation pour le Cheval
Fondation pour le Cheval
Astronomic observatory Mont- Soleil
Astronomic observatory Mont- Soleil
Chasseral Nature Park
Chasseral Nature Park
Fromagerie Tête de Moine
Fromagerie Tête de Moine
Espace Découverte Energie
Espace Découverte Energie
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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