A looping route starting from Saignelégier (route no. 711)
"This is a real family route following quiet byroads. We weren't caught out by any difficulties. An ideal way to discover the Franches-Montagnes with their distinctive little villages, wonderful isolated farms and pastures where the cows and horses graze freely. Just before Les Rouges-Terres (not to be missed!), you should pay a short visit to the Etang des Royes, a smaller counterpart to the Etang de la Gruère but with far fewer visitors - an idyllic place! We stopped off at the Station hotel in Le Pré-Petitjean for a welcome snack."
Edwige and family
Route: Saignelégier - Les Royes - Les Rouges-Terres - Les Montbovats - Le Pré-Petitjean - Montfaucon - Les Enfers - Le Bémont - La Neuve-Vie - Saignelégier
Distance: 19 km
Gradient: 360 m
Easy, two climbs before Les Rouges-Terres and Montfaucon.
Good to know
- Option to eat at the Auberge de la Gare in Le Pré-Petitjean or in the villages of Montfaucon and Les Enfers.
- Mountain bikes can be hired at the CJ station in Saignelégier.
- Don't miss: the Etang des Royes nature reserve and the dry stone walls that run alongside much of the route.
DownloadProfile of the route | PDF, 485 kB
Mountainbike map | PDF, 6.36 MB