Along the greenways, between lakesides and waterfalls, there are plenty of itineraries that can be followed on foot, by bike, with a pushchair or on horseback, all waiting to be explored at your own pace.
Those last cold sensations and the thrill of the slopes mingle with your impatience for longer, warmer days. In spring, the Jura Mountains invite you to hike along the Grande Traversée du Jura trail, enjoy a deep breath of fresh air on walks between lakes and waterfalls, or go exploring the beautiful little villages.
What's your kind of holiday?
Constantly on the go and keen to push your boundaries with an action-packed schedule every single day? Or, on the contrary, looking forward to taking your time to enjoy the scenery, discover culinary delights and local traditions? Spring is when everyone can take time out, as Nature comes slowly back to life, the snow gradually yields to narcissus-festooned meadows, and the ski slopes yield to mountain bike trails.
So, ready to succumb to the joys of spring in the mountains?
Ideal for exploring
Lakes and waterfalls in spring
Nature slowly reclaims her place, the waterfalls are at their most beautiful, swollen by melting ice, and the lakes are unveiled to explorers. Take a deep breath of fresh air and recharge your batteries, accompanied once again by the pleasant sound of birdsong. The lakes of Saint Point and Genin beckon you, as does the Glandieu waterfall.
Spring makes you want to fill your lungs with fresh air again and, as the days pull out, spend quality time with the family in the great outdoors! Check out our accommodation ranging from campsites to guestrooms and from holiday villages to self-sufficient apartments. Whatever your preference, you're sure to find what you're looking for in the Jura Mountains.
Stroll through towns and villages full of character
A rich history is waiting to be explored in towns and villages that ooze with authentic charm! Tucked away in their natural settings, these little gems will help you understand the history of the Jura Mountains, along with all their secrets and curiosities.
Some have even been voted among the most beautifu villages in France.
Take a city break
Treat yourself to a weekend in the city before heading for the summits of the Jura Mountains! Just choose your destination - Besançon, Dole, Lons-le-Saunier, Bourg-en-Bresse or Montbéliard - and enjoy a few days away from the daily grind. Check out our suggestions for weekend getaways!