Go exploring the pristine landscapes of the Jura Mountains on foot, the best way to fully appreciate their beauty! You'll be able to take the time to observe the local plants and wildlife. From family walks to long-distance treks over several days, from mountaintops to lakesides, there's something for everyone.

Nature hiking

One of the essentials

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Essential hiking routes

The highest summits, the iconic steephead valley of Baume-les-Messieurs, the Four Lakes or the famous Hérisson waterfalls... when you stay in the Jura Mountains, there are some hikes you simply must do.

The best must-do hikes
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Long-distance walking routes

The "great explorers", "unspoilt nature" and "gastronomy" trails each promise a great day's walking on your long-distance itinerary.

Hiking in the Jura Mountains
Les Droners / Montagnes du Jura
Crêt de Chalam 

Hiking to the summits

Drone enthusiasts have made the most of the autumn to explore the Mountains of Jura and the beautiful Crêt de Chalam walk.

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Lake and waterfall hikes

Explore the waymarked trails around the most beautiful lakes (Genin, Chalain, Vouglans…) and the highest waterfalls (Hérisson, Saut du Doubs, Les Tufs…)

You'll enjoy the privilege of admiring the beautiful views and cooling off after a great hike. (Don't forget your swimming gear!)

The best of Jura’s most beautiful lakes for hikers
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M.COQUARD et E.DETREZ Bestjobers / Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Tourisme

Mountain pass and summit hikes

Whatever the season, the Jura Mountains offer the perfect backdrop for a memorable hiking experience between passes and summits, 360° panoramic views, forests and valleys.

On the highest summits of the Jura Mountains you'll feel as if you have the whole world to yourself!

Hiking between passes and summits

Discover iconic roads

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Unspoilt nature

The Upper Jura Regional Nature Park

The mountainous terrain of the Upper Jura Regional Nature Park covers the highest summits of the Jura Mountains. A preserved habitat for plants and wildlife.

Discover the Regional Nature Park

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A bite to eat

Best picnic spots 

Hiking goes hand-in-hand with eating in the great outdoors. To help you find the best spot, discover our selection of the best places to stop for a bite to eat.

Top picnic spots

Staying in a mountain refuge 

Try the experience of staying at a mountain refuge or stopover gîte.

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