A looping route starting from Courrendlin
"Taking this walk with my parents and sister, what really made an impression on me was the climb to Vellerat. Fortunately we had taken some water with us and the view from up there was fantastic. We took the opportunity to enjoy a picnic and grill some saveloys. On the way back down, we stopped at the Chêne des Bosses oak tree at Châtillon. It is a really huge tree and, according to the signpost, it would take seven men with outstretched arms to encircle its trunk. Indeed, there were four of us and we could scarcely manage half of it... The oak tree is so old that its trunk has had to be "repaired" in some places to stop it collapsing, a bit like a great-grandfather! I didn't know that trees could live to such an old age."
Route: Courrendlin - Vellerat - La Montagne - Châtillon - Courrendlin
Distance: 14 km
A steep climb until La Montagne above Vellerat.
Good to know
- Option to eat at Le Coq d'Or in Vellerat.
- Don't miss: the Tower of Courrendlin, dating from the year 700 or 800 A.D., the stained glass windows of the Church in Vellerat and the Chêne des Bosses oak tree at Châtillon.
- This walk is described in detail in the Jura Rando hiking guide "Delémont and its region".