750 La Chaux-de-Fonds Bike
750 La Chaux-de-Fonds Bike

Mountainbiking

La Chaux-de-Fonds Bike

La Chaux-de-Fonds Bike

La Chaux-de-Fonds–La Sagne–La Chaux-de-Fonds

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La Chaux-de-Fonds Bike

La Chaux-de-Fonds Bike

From the heart of the watchmaking industry this tour leads up to the magnificent hills of the Jura and across lovely meadows, down into Vallée de La Sagne and the long ribbon of the town with the same name. The single trail through the forest on the other side of the valley, down from Mont-Dar, is an experience.
The cityscape of La-Chaux-de-Fonds (1000 m) looks like a huge chessboard. Due to the linear arrangement of the wide roads the watchmakers had a great deal of light, their most important tool. Because of its exceptional construction style the city together with adjacent Le Locle was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour starts at the train station in the town centre and continues north across the famous “Pod” (Avenue Léopold-Robert), which is a relatively busy road.

The ascent to Combe des Roulets is much more peaceful and leads to the first highlight: the “Le Communal” Jura region with meadows extending along the Vallée de La Sagne like a carpet. The trail follows the pastures for more than 5 km, passing scattered and groups of majestic spruce trees. Not surprisingly, hundreds of people come here to enjoy a picnic in the beautiful landscape, especially on sunny Sundays. As soon as the forest becomes denser, the trail branches off down to La Sagne. You can cross it in the blink of an eye because La Sagne is a typical ribbon-built village, about 2.5 km long, with groups of buildings along the road through the high valley. It is actually one of the longest villages in Switzerland.

The mountain bikers now follow the Quignets creek to Mont-Dar with its beautifully situated restaurant. By the way, this is also a good place to visit in winter because it is right in the heart of the cross-country skiing network of the Neuchâtel Jura. From the highest point of the tour the trail leads down into the forest. The “Chemin des Corbeaux” is a lovely single trail, but the roots may be slippery here, depending on the weather. A last uphill zigzag after La Corbatière and back it goes to the city centre.
From the heart of the watchmaking industry this tour leads up to the magnificent hills of the Jura and across lovely meadows, down into Vallée de La Sagne and the long ribbon of the town with the same name. The single trail through the forest on the other side of the valley, down from Mont-Dar, is an experience.
The cityscape of La-Chaux-de-Fonds (1000 m) looks like a huge chessboard. Due to the linear arrangement of the wide roads the watchmakers had a great deal of light, their most important tool. Because of its exceptional construction style the city together with adjacent Le Locle was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour starts at the train station in the town centre and continues north across the famous “Pod” (Avenue Léopold-Robert), which is a relatively busy road.

The ascent to Combe des Roulets is much more peaceful and leads to the first highlight: the “Le Communal” Jura region with meadows extending along the Vallée de La Sagne like a carpet. The trail follows the pastures for more than 5 km, passing scattered and groups of majestic spruce trees. Not surprisingly, hundreds of people come here to enjoy a picnic in the beautiful landscape, especially on sunny Sundays. As soon as the forest becomes denser, the trail branches off down to La Sagne. You can cross it in the blink of an eye because La Sagne is a typical ribbon-built village, about 2.5 km long, with groups of buildings along the road through the high valley. It is actually one of the longest villages in Switzerland.

The mountain bikers now follow the Quignets creek to Mont-Dar with its beautifully situated restaurant. By the way, this is also a good place to visit in winter because it is right in the heart of the cross-country skiing network of the Neuchâtel Jura. From the highest point of the tour the trail leads down into the forest. The “Chemin des Corbeaux” is a lovely single trail, but the roots may be slippery here, depending on the weather. A last uphill zigzag after La Corbatière and back it goes to the city centre.
28 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 12 km
Natural surface: 16 km
of which Singletrail: 4 km
660 m | 660 m
easy | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel La Chaux-de-Fonds
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: La Chaux-de-Fonds – Le Communal – La Sagne– La Chaux-de-Fonds

Hints

Hint
Please respect the cattle. Do not approach any herds with young calves.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel La Chaux-de-Fonds
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Contact

Tourisme neuchâtelois
Hôtel des Postes
Place du Port 2
2000 Neuchâtel
Tel. +41 (0)32 889 68 90
info@ne.ch
www.neuchateltourisme.ch

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
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
Amis de la Nature section La Chaux-de-Fonds
Amis de la Nature section La Chaux-de-Fonds
La Serment
Hôtel Restaurant de la Vue-des-Alpes
Hôtel Restaurant de la Vue-des-Alpes
La Vue-des-Alpes
Métairie La Grande-Sagneule
Métairie La Grande-Sagneule
Rochefort
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Places

La Chaux-de-Fonds
La Chaux-de-Fonds
Le Locle
Le Locle
Vue des Alpes
Vue des Alpes
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Places of interest

International watchmaking museum
International watchmaking museum
Watchmaking town planning (UNESCO)
Watchmaking town planning (UNESCO)
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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
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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