221 Parcours Saignelégier–Etang des Royes
221 Parcours Saignelégier–Etang des Royes

Snowshoe trekking

Parcours Saignelégier–Etang des Royes

Parcours Saignelégier–Etang des Royes

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Parcours Saignelégier–Etang des Royes

Parcours Saignelégier–Etang des Royes

Résumé This snowshoeing excursion almost immediately immerses you in the charming scenery of the Franches-Montagnes. Midway through, you reach the Etang des Royes lake, which is an exceptional natural site with a beautiful clearing. It's ideal if you want to take a short break.
From Saignelégier Leisure Centre and after a small hill, this snowshoe expedition path quickly weaves its way through the distinctive and magical scenery of the Franches-Montagnes region. In this area, it's the pine trees that reign supreme.

After just over two kilometres, the Etang des Royes lake comes into sight and provides an opportunity to stop for a breath. This area invites you to escape and pause for a moment to take in the scenery. Even when it is covered in snow, this natural site is filled with serenity. It is reminiscent of the far North and is surrounded by peatland.

The next stage of the course is clearer and more sunlit. Pastures and a few isolated farms emerge along the track. At the end of the course, you have to go through a small forest and then you'll see the steam rising from the outdoor spa at the Leisure Centre...quite the invitation!
Résumé This snowshoeing excursion almost immediately immerses you in the charming scenery of the Franches-Montagnes. Midway through, you reach the Etang des Royes lake, which is an exceptional natural site with a beautiful clearing. It's ideal if you want to take a short break.
From Saignelégier Leisure Centre and after a small hill, this snowshoe expedition path quickly weaves its way through the distinctive and magical scenery of the Franches-Montagnes region. In this area, it's the pine trees that reign supreme.

After just over two kilometres, the Etang des Royes lake comes into sight and provides an opportunity to stop for a breath. This area invites you to escape and pause for a moment to take in the scenery. Even when it is covered in snow, this natural site is filled with serenity. It is reminiscent of the far North and is surrounded by peatland.

The next stage of the course is clearer and more sunlit. Pastures and a few isolated farms emerge along the track. At the end of the course, you have to go through a small forest and then you'll see the steam rising from the outdoor spa at the Leisure Centre...quite the invitation!
5 km | 1 Stage
130 m | 130 m
2 h 10 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Saignelégier
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Season

Winter season
The winter season generally lasts from mid-December to mid-March.
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Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.
Direction of signposting
The route is only signposted in clockwise direction: Saignelégier–Etang des Royes–Sous la Neuvevie–Saignelégier.

Hints

Snowshoe hire for individuals
Individuals can hire snowshoes from the Sportissimo shop in Saignelégier:
www.sportissimo.ch
Snowshoe hire for groups
Groups (10 persons min.) can hire snowshoes at the CJ-railway stations Saignelégier und Tramelan:
www.les-cj.ch

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
Gîte Chez Toinette
Gîte Chez Toinette
Saignelégier
Hôtel Cristal
Hôtel Cristal
Saignelégier
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Places

Saignelégier
Saignelégier
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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 Nature Park
Doubs Nature Park
Lake Etang de la Gruère
Lake Etang de la Gruère
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Signalization

Signalization
For snow shoe trekking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization