Franches-Montagnes - Clos du Doubs (route no. 710)
"A very nice start to the route from Montfaucon to Les Sairains and a very comfortable section to Montfavergier. The path is not technically difficult, but it will still take all our attention because of the steep gradient. Once we arrive on the banks of the Doubs, we will cross the village of Soubey and ride along the banks of the Doubs to Goumois, where we will be able to spend a while on the terrace of the Hôtel du Doubs. The climb on a tarmaced path will make our return journey easier, as the slope is quite steep in parts. From the village of Les Pommerats, we will take a nice little road that will lead us to Les Enfers, a village that lies below Montfaucon."
Tania and Fabienne
Route: Montfaucon - Les Enfers - Les Sairains - Soubey - Goumois - Les Pommerats - Les Enfers - Montfaucon
Distance: 38 km
Gradient: 900 m
Difficult. A steep climb from Goumois. Option to take the PostBus to Saignelégier. For information: T. 0900 307 307
Good to know
- Mountain bikes can be hired at the CJ station in Saignelégier.
- Option to eat in the various villages on the route and the Auberge de la Verte-Herbe (T. +41 (0) 32 951 13 27) just before Goumois.
- Don't miss: the Vautenaivre Reach. To get there, take the footpath starting from the banks of the Doubs a few kilometres before Goumois, at La Cabane à Germain. The round trip takes an hour and a half.
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