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Jura Bike (route no. 3)

"A technical training session on the paths of the Val Terbi. After passing the capital of the canton of Jura with its fine old town, we climb to the Haute-Borne and follow the ridge to the Col des Rangiers. There is a long descent to Ocourt before we reach the banks of the Doubs then St-Ursanne, where we spend the night. The climb to Les Sairains that awaits us the next day will be thirsty work (let's not forget to fill our flasks!). Looking south from Les Sairains, we have the chance to admire the Franches-Montagnes, the chain of the Chasseral and even the peaks of the Bernese Alps. A wonderful treat for the eyes that will delight everyone. At Les Enfers, we are safe! Although the route to Mt-Soleil is hilly, it is not particularly difficult and leaves us free to enjoy the wonderful landscapes on the plateau of the Franches-Montagnes. At Mt-Soleil, our final destination, we visit the solar power station."

Mario and his biker mates

The full route comprises 9 stages between Basle and Nyon.

Section 2: Laufen - Delémont
Distance: 31 km
Gradient: 760 m

Section 3: Delémont - St-Ursanne
Distance: 39 km
Gradient: 720 m

Section 4: St-Ursanne - Saignelégier
Distance: 30 km
Gradient: 820 m

Section 5: Saignelégier - La Chaux-de-Fonds
Distance: 44 km
Gradient: 660 m

Technically: medium
Physically: easy

Good to know

  • During the Delémont - St-Ursanne stage, don't miss the view of the Abépierre hill before arriving at the Haute-Borne.
  • It would be a shame not to spend some time visiting the medieval town of St-Ursanne on the banks of the Doubs.
  • Between St-Ursanne and Saignelégier, the climb is quite consistent. Remember to pack a picnic because there are no restaurants on the way up from Tariche.
  • The Etang de la Gruère, 1 km along the route from Les Cerlatez (accessible via a cycle track) is well worth a detour.


Profile of the full route | PDF, 31 kB
Profile Laufen - La Chaux-de-Fonds | PDF, 345 kB
Profile Laufen - Delémont | PDF, 105 kB
Profile Delémont - St-Ursanne | PDF, 105 kB
Profile St-Ursanne - Saignelégier | PDF, 105 kB
Profile Saignelégier - La Chaux-de-Fonds | PDF, 105 kB
Mountainbike map | PDF, 6.36 MB
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