Jura has more than 2,000km of waymarked cycling itineraries on small roads shared with other users and 130km of cycle paths and greenways, including the EuroVélo6 itinerary.
From Montbéliard in Doubs to Culoz in Ain, the 360km of Grandes Traversées du Jura cycle paths invite cycle tourists to explore. But you can also simply go wherever the fancy takes you, following a waymarked itinerary or inventing your own route along a combination of greenways and village roads. Cycle touring has absolutely no room for the competitive spirit or a quest for performance. It is first and foremost about sightseeing and the cycling aspect comes afterwards.
About cycle touring
Above all, cycle touring is about exploring, discovering new horizons and natural colourful landscapes, meeting new people along your way or outside a village church, and hearing new stories from local inhabitants whom you wouldn't even notice if you passed through by car. If you truly want to get to know our region, then all of these reasons are good enough to leave your car keys behind and opt for a relaxing travel mode and a real breath of fresh air.
Take the time to stroll amid the still-life landscapes of Morteau, in Doubs. Once past Pontarlier, choose the left or right bank of Saint-Point Lake, which are both very beautiful. Pop to see the Musée de la Lunette (spectacles museum) in Morez, follow the enchanting Valserine river that winds its way along and flows under Bellegarde bridge, and enjoy a picnic in a cool meadow dotted with gentian flowers.
Simple joys full of authenticity as you discover the Jura Mountains at your own pace, stopping wherever you want, alone, with your partner, family or friends, but always with your bicycle.
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From Saint Laurent en Grandvaux to Chapelle des Bois
This itinerary of about 70km (which you can easily cover in a day or two) visits the second plateau and Upper Jura to offer you the typical Jura scenery without too much physical effort. Lakes, beech forests, pine forests and meadows unfold before your eyes. The advantage of this itinerary is that it follows a loop, so no matter where you join the trail, you can just get on your bike and go!
Museum devoted to the Peugeot venture
Before becoming the car maker we all know today, Peugeot had many other assets up its sleeve. The firm was among the leading bicycle manufacturers in France! Visit the "Aventure Peugeot" Museum to retrace this chapter of the company's almost forgotten history.