From Montbéliard in the Doubs to Culoz in the Ain, there are 360 km of Grandes traversées du Jura for cycling enthusiasts to ride. Or you could follow your nose and go wherever the marked trail leads you. You could even invent your own route as you cross cycling paths and rural roads. There is no competitiveness in cycle touring or any expectation of high levels of performance. It is primarily about tourism, followed by cycling.
Fields of Joy
Set aside some time for a leisurely summer ride along the still waters from Doubs to Morteau. After Pontarlier, choose between the left or right bank of the Lac de St-Point – they are equally beautiful. Take a look around the Musée de la Lunette in Morez, delight in the winding Valserine trail under the bridge at Bellegarde, and treat yourself to an al fresco picnic in a meadow that smells sweetly of gentian. With so many of these genuine, simple pleasures, you can discover the Jura Mountains at your own pace, when it suits you, either by yourself, just the two of you, or as a group, but always on two wheels.
More Than One Trick in the Lunch Bag
Some prefer to set out with a nice Comté sandwich in their lunch bag, while others tow a tent and stove in a cycling-camping trailer! Fans of traditional cycling mix with recumbent and tandem cyclists. There are thousands of enjoyable ways to enjoy the Jura Mountains as a tourist between April and October. It’s a pleasure that can’t be measured.