Near the resort of Métabief, the Mont d'Or is the place to be for explorers of every kind. Sports fans, seasoned athletes or occasional dabblers, here the mountain is all yours. Reaching nearly 1,500 metres above sea level, the summit offers the unforgettable sight of the breathtaking Mont Blanc.

Vue depuis le Mont d'Or
Aurélien BILLOIS / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme
Vue depuis le Mont d'Or Aurélien BILLOIS / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme
Randonné sur le Mont d'Or
Laurent Cheviet Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Tourisme
Randonné sur le Mont d'Or Laurent Cheviet Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Tourisme
Randonnée nordique au Grand Crêt
Nicolas GASCARD / Montagnes du Jura
Randonnée nordique au Grand Crêt Nicolas GASCARD / Montagnes du Jura
rando sur le Mont d'Or en été
Olivier Vuillier - BFC Tourisme
rando sur le Mont d'Or en été Olivier Vuillier - BFC Tourisme
Vache montbéliarde dans le secteur du Mont d 'Or
Maud Humbert - BFC Tourisme

Focus on the hike to the Mont d'Or summit

A hike near the Mont d'Or is a complete change of scene as you soak up the mid-mountain atmosphere! Expect to see spruce forests, vast meadows scattered with gentian, authentic farms, and to hear the sound of cowbells indicating the presence of Montbéliard cows (the ones that generously provide milk for that delicious Comté cheese!).

Not only that, but anyone can reach it! From family walks to challenging hikes, anything's possible in this sector!

Hiking itineraries in the Métabief-Mont d'Or sector

Take to the great outdoors!

Snowshoeing, mountain biking, walking and even paragliding

Besides offering a fabulous panorama, the Mont d'Or is also a vast playground for outdoor sports fans!

Between snowshoeing, mountain biking, walking and even paragliding, there are a thousand ways to embrace this iconic mountain of Jura.

For long-distance hikers doing a trek in several stages, the Mont d'Or is included in a number of itineraries on the GTJ (Grande Traversée du Jura). On snowshoes, skis, mountain bikes or simply on foot, every variant of this long-distance route is available to you. All you have to do is take your pick!

At the foot of the Mont d'Or

The resort of Métabief

To really get the most out of the Mont d'Or's fabulous assets, why not stay in the resort of Métabief?

Just below the Mont d'Or, this mountain biking hotspot is also the starting point of multiple hiking trails in summer, and snowshoe trails in winter.

Not forgetting the wintersports facilities: no less than 40 kilometres of ski slopes for downhill fans and 120 kilometres of trails for cross-country skiers, as well as dog-sledding trails.

Discover the resort in summer

A balcony over 

The Mont d'Or, the highest summit in the French department of Doubs

Culminating at 1,463 metres, the Mont d'Or proposes the mountain pastures of its characteristically gentle slopes on the French side, and the high cliffs of its Swiss side.

An Alpine panorama

From the top, the panoramic view is truly spectacular with, in the distance, over 300 Alpine summits, including the Mont Blanc. In winter or summer, the miles and miles of slopes and trails promise outdoor activities galore: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, hiking... and a whole host of sporting events (trail races, MTB races, enduro events, etc.) that you can come along to watch, unless of course you decide to sign up!

Easy access to everyone's delight!

The good news is that you don't need climbing irons to reach the top. In fact you can reach the summit by car from the villages of Longevilles-Mont-d'Or or Rochejean.

For sports fans, you can walk up from the Morond summit (which you can reach by chairlift). Here's your chance to enjoy a beautiful 2-hour hike along the ridge.

Practical info

Did you know?

A concentrate of local flavour

The Mont d’Or has lent its name to a raw-milk cheese that has mountains of flavour! Its unique taste comes partly from the sprucewood ring that encircles the cheese, and its presentation box, also made from spruce.

Discover this cheese

CRT Bourgogne-Franche Comte BFC
Comforting togetherness

Delicious Mont-d'Or

After a day in the great outdoors, there's nothing quite like a "boîte chaude" for dinner!

This baked version of Mont d'Or cheese, served with local charcuterie, white Jura wine and potatoes is a real treat. And it's so easy to make, you'll melt with embarrassment!

Discover the recipe

 

Déguster un Mont d'Or au sommet du Mont d'Or
Maud Humbert
Lunch at the summit

A video immersion at the summit!

A quick video tour of the top of the Mont d'Or, and the added bonus of a Mont d'Or cheese tasting session with a panoramic view in the company of our friends, the Montbéliard cows.

Discover other summits

 

En résumé
A propos
Vue depuis le Mont d'Or Aurélien BILLOIS / Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Tourisme
Randonné sur le Mont d'Or Laurent Cheviet Bourgogne-Franche-Comte Tourisme
Randonnée nordique au Grand Crêt Nicolas GASCARD / Montagnes du Jura
rando sur le Mont d'Or en été Olivier Vuillier - BFC Tourisme