862 Bellelay Bike
862 Bellelay Bike

Mountainbiking

Bellelay Bike

Bellelay Bike

Bellelay–Bellelay

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Bellelay Bike

Bellelay Bike

Starting from Bellelay, a sporty circuit with alternating climbs and descents, beginning in the rugged landscape of the Petit Val before climbing the Moron and – if you like – making a small detour to the Tower designed by Mario Botta with its wonderful panoramic view.
Bellelay, known as the birthplace of the famous Tête de Moine AOC cheese (option to visit the historic cheese dairy with an educational tour – booking required), is the starting point for this athletic tour. Bellelay is also home to an abbey church. The baroque building, a former abbey of the Prémontrés, classified as a historic monument and restored between 1957 and 1960, is a centre for cultural and artistic events and houses many exhibitions.

Pedal a little further to find the second important piece of architecture not far from this looping route: the Tower of Moron. Opened in 2004, this work is designed to bear witness to the transition from the second to the third millennium. It offers a 360-degree view of Europe. Designed by Mario Botta and measuring 29 metres in height, the Tower takes the form of a cylinder 5.65 metres in diameter, with a spiral staircase and a covered metal platform. From here, you can discover all the peaks visible at the four cardinal points.
Starting from Bellelay, a sporty circuit with alternating climbs and descents, beginning in the rugged landscape of the Petit Val before climbing the Moron and – if you like – making a small detour to the Tower designed by Mario Botta with its wonderful panoramic view.
Bellelay, known as the birthplace of the famous Tête de Moine AOC cheese (option to visit the historic cheese dairy with an educational tour – booking required), is the starting point for this athletic tour. Bellelay is also home to an abbey church. The baroque building, a former abbey of the Prémontrés, classified as a historic monument and restored between 1957 and 1960, is a centre for cultural and artistic events and houses many exhibitions.

Pedal a little further to find the second important piece of architecture not far from this looping route: the Tower of Moron. Opened in 2004, this work is designed to bear witness to the transition from the second to the third millennium. It offers a 360-degree view of Europe. Designed by Mario Botta and measuring 29 metres in height, the Tower takes the form of a cylinder 5.65 metres in diameter, with a spiral staircase and a covered metal platform. From here, you can discover all the peaks visible at the four cardinal points.
30 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 14 km
Natural surface: 16 km
of which Singletrail: 1 km
1100 m | 1100 m
easy | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Bellelay, poste
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Season

Season
Route VTT 862 is closed and not maintained during the winter season.

Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Bellelay – Monible – Loveresse – Bellelay

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Consideration
As tree-felling may be taking place, you are advised to be careful and to observe the local signposts.

Contact

Jura bernois Tourisme
Avenue de la Gare 9
2740 Moutier
Tel. +41 (0)32 494 53 43
info@jurabernois.ch
www.jurabernois.ch

Services

Accommodation

Ferme Belle Etoile
Ferme Belle Etoile
Souboz-Les Ecorcheresses
miramont trekking hof
miramont trekking hof
Saicourt
Scheidegger Ranch
Scheidegger Ranch
Tramelan
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Places

Sornetan
Sornetan
Tavannes
Tavannes
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Places of interest

Autruches Aventure
Autruches Aventure
Mario Botta's tower on Mount Moron
Mario Botta's tower on Mount Moron
La Rouge Eau (Saicourt)
La Rouge Eau (Saicourt)
Tête de Moine cheese museum of Bellelay
Tête de Moine cheese museum of Bellelay
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Swimming

L'Orval indoor swimming pool in Valbirse
L'Orval indoor swimming pool in Valbirse
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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