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MONTBENOIT-NODS AREA

The Saugeais area is also very interesting. It is a typical mountain area with a well-preserved architectural heritage, whose villages are grouped together around the Montbenoît Abbey and continue the quirky folklore of the “Saugeais Republic”, born out of a boastful joke.

Altitude : 850 m to 1,200 m

 

Cross-Country Skiing

Montbenoît area : 23 trails / 157 km

 

Trail Information:

La Chaux-de-Gilley: 4 slopes

Arc-sous-Cicon: 6 slopes

Hauterive-la-Fresse: 8 slopes

Gilley: 5 slopes

 

Alpine Skiing

La Chaux: 1 slope

Gilley: 1 slope

 

Nordic Activities

Snowshoe hiking routes: 3 routes over the canton of Montbenoît (1 in Chaux-de-Gilley, 1 in Hauterive-la-Fresse and 1 in Arc-sous-Cicon)

Multi-activities zone in Chaux-de-Gilley: Trail open to all (cross-country skiing, snowshoe hiking, pedestrians and dogs on a lead). They are free and at an easy level.

Sled dogs: 2 km of routes in Chaux-de-Gilley

 

Equipment Hire

Arc-sous-Cicon equipment hire: +33 3 81 69 94 84

Cernay Blanche equipment hire: +33 3 81 43 35 70

Perdrix equipment hire: +33 3 81 38 10 36

Gilley Ski Club: +33 6 86 69 03 28

1er Sapins Ski Club: +33 3 81 60 04 36

 

Activities Providers

Jean-Marie Jouille: http://www.tourisme-loue-saugeais.fr (+33 3 81 38 13 14) Horse-drawn sled rides

Le rêve des neiges (Sled dog rides, demonstrations, activities) : www.tourisme-loue-saugeais.fr (06 83 85 02 77) First-timers, hikes, dog sledding introduction

Stade Florence Baverel (Florence Baverl Stadium): http://www.saugeathlon.com/ (+33 9 80 40 13 13)

 

Nearby Points of Interest

Montbenoît Abbey, founded in 1150, le Tuyé de Papy Gaby (Papy Gaby Farm Shop) in Gilley, Joux Castle…

 

Points of Interest

Art handicrafts in Dommartin (marquetry), the Saugeais farms.

Loue Valley and source, Lison source. Ornans, small Comtois village full of character

Cléron and its castle

Webcams

La Chaux : http://www.la-chaux.meteoamikuze.com/Webcam/webcam.jpg

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